Obey the speed limits

Regardless of the speed limit, responsible citizens obey the law

I have lived on West Saanich Road just around the blind corner across from McHattie Road for 40 years. I have been honked at, fingered at, etc., just trying to get in and out of my own driveway!

Drivers will even pass over a double line just to roar by.

From Oct. 17, 2011 to Dec.12, 2011 a traffic speed reader was placed at the corner of McHattie Road. Posted speed limit was 50km/hr. Results showed that of 52,141 vehicles 100 per cent were driving over the speed limit.

West Saanich Road has been now designated an official truck route and has become a favourite for everything from truck and trailers carrying earth moving equipment to fully loaded dump trucks.

The neighbourhood children walking to school are in constant danger from drivers on their cell phones or eating their breakfast while at the wheel, speeding around that blind corner. Many of these drivers encroach into the narrow walking lane as attested to by the need to replace the little cups placed on the dividing line for pedestrians.

Neighbours along this road have requested a safe walking path to the village but have been told that this is too expensive. Unfortunate, because all we are asking for is a curb to offer some kind of reminder to the speeding drivers that we too have rights on this road.

There is no other route to take into the village.

Regardless of the speed limit, responsible citizens obey the law.

Liz Puttergill

Brentwood Bay

Just Posted

Increased rental construction boosts housing starts across Greater Victoria

Rest of Vancouver Island experiencing spillover effect from Greater Victoria

Survey finds 15 per cent of Canadian cannabis users with a valid licence drive within two hours of using

Survey also finds middle-aged men are upping their usage following legalization

Canada’s top 10 influencers have a following more than four times Canada’s population

Their combined social media followers comes in at 169 million

Some showers, high of 18 C for Tuesday

Plus your weekly forecast

VIDEO: Fun without sun: Hundreds enjoy Family Fest on Victoria Day

Families enjoy activities in Veterans Memorial Park

Should B.C. already be implementing province-wide fire bans?

A petition is calling for B.C. Wildfire Service to issue a ban to reduce risk of human caused wildfires

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

Most Read