Now that Sidney Mayor (Larry) Cross knows what most of the province thinks of his efforts regarding scooter use, perhaps he will show a similar zeal in bringing to heel what most Sidney residents know is the biggest threat: unsafe vehicle operation.
Motor vehicles are awash in regulations and laws regarding their use.
Yet, if Mayor Cross were to survey any downtown portion of Bevan, Beacon or Sidney/James White, he would quickly run out of fingers and toes toting up transgressions. Speeding; rolling stops; failure to signal; and failure to yield put everyone at risk. So does wrong-way traffic on Beacon, an issue in itself.
It is unclear how traffic laws are meant to be enforced in Sidney.
It is unreasonable to expect the RCMP to have a dedicated traffic patrol in town. Still, risky behaviour will not moderate until there is some likelihood that it will be caught and penalized: try overstaying your parking welcome and you’ll see what I mean.
Mayor Cross and the Council obviously care about making Sidney a so-called safe streets community; they should waste no time in beginning to do so.