Letters to the Editor

Intersection trouble in Saanichton

Re: Central Saanich intersection dangerous

In reference to Carole Pearson’s letter of Friday, July 4, I also wish to express my concern with this intersection. I have worked as a volunteer in the garden on the north east corner for two years and in that time I have witnessed close calls, road rage and total traffic chaos.

As Ms. Pearson mentioned in her letter there are 12 lanes and it is very dangerous for drivers and pedestrians.

We cannot wait for someone to be killed. I too witnessed a friend nearly run over and one particular busy day I escorted an elderly lady across two intersections and drivers still did not pay attention even though I was waving my hands.

I have lived in Saanichton Village for 12 years and the increase in traffic has doubled or tripled and something needs to be done before tragedy strikes.

It could be a roundabout, traffic lights or increased police presence but we need to do something.

Jan Carroll

Saanichton

 

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