Open letter to the City of Surrey traffic section and Mayor Dianne Watts.
Recently, I was walking my daughter to Crescent Park Elementary school, as is our usual routine. We were crossing from the southeast corner of 128 Street and 24 Avenue, headed north.
It is a well-marked school zone.
For some reason, cars driving through this intersection routinely ignore this fact.
This time, as soon as the light turned green, a car attempted to make a right turn without even checking for kids. I actually had to jump out and yell at the driver, to protect three young girls from being struck.
I have complained about this intersection several times in the past three years and our school has tried to convince the city that there is a problem. Still, nothing happens.
Our crossing guard also recently contacted the city about these same problems. Still, no response.
Other than a dead or maimed child, what will it take for some sort of meaningful action by the City of Surrey?
Clearly, current measures are having no effect.
Louise Witt, Surrey