Pedestrians are still at risk

Are the police waiting for pedestrians to be killed at the intersection before they recognize a problem?

Once again another near miss as a pedestrian at the Mt. Newton/East Saanich intersection.

Reporting the near misses to the police is a waste of time and effort, unless one wants the experience of being treated as a criminal for making a report. The near misses are so frequent that one would need to spend most of their time in the police office making report after report.

One can certainly appreciate the reason for the recent blitz by police on drivers that do not follow the appropriate way of passing or yielding to emergency vehicles and emergency workers along the road side. It would be nice if the Central Saanich Police accorded the same concern for pedestrians in the municipality.

Speak with any regular pedestrian that uses the intersection and many of the drivers that use the intersection, each one of them has many stories of drivers at the intersection blatantly disregarding others at the intersection, yet the Central Saanich Police still maintain there is no reason for concern or to police the intersection.

Are the police waiting for pedestrians to be killed at the intersection before they recognize a problem?

Norm Ryder

Central Saanich

 

 

Just Posted

Writing from a lifetime of travel

North Saanich poet Ulrike Narwani to read at the SHOAL Centre Nov. 24

Sidney’s Star Cinema part of new development plan

Theatre space would increase in proposed Cameo, a 45-unit mixed use condo development

Local growers partner with Country Grocer to help kids in need

Bouquet and tree sales to help kids with special needs

Town wants assurances over overpass, trees at Sidney Crossing

Major commercial site plan now in the hands of the Victoria Airport Authority

Sandown land transfer to North Saanich approved

Building demolition and commercial development expected to start soon

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Spunky gets his own ‘hawk’-umentary

Red-tailed hawk raised by eagles in Sidney part of new online documentary

Sidney fire hall, parking lot, go up for sale

Town hopes to sell properties to offset cost of building its new fire hall

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

Most Read