District needs to go with the flow

Reader asks who imposed the 40 km per hour speed limit along West Saanich Road

I’ve written to individual councillors and to (Central Saanich) council as a whole on this matter but to date have had no response.

What I have asked is who imposed the 40 km per hour speed limit along West Saanich Road from south of Keating Cross Road to the village entrance and for what reason.

I can see the logic to the 40 km limit within the village but why all the way to old West Saanich Road?

I have been honked at, yelled at, fingered and worse whenever I have tried to obey this unnecessary speed limit. Now I just go with the flow of traffic.

The flow of traffic is 50 km/hr-plus along that stretch so it seems that most taxpayers agree the speed limit of 40 km is too slow for a secondary highway such as West Saanich Road.

I live on a residential road in Brentwood Bay where people walk and dogs and children play, yet the speed limit is 50 km/hr. Why doesn’t council look into this matter and return the speed limit to 50 km per hour along our highway?

Why create law breakers out of otherwise responsible citizens?

Mike Morry

Brentwood Bay



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