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?