Unsafe vehicles are the bigger threat

Motor vehicles are awash in regulations and laws regarding their use

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.

Robert Sutcliffe




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