Goldstream Avenue speeders take heed

Traffic on Langford roadway still treacherous, despite TCH exit closure

In the famous words of cartoon character Pogo: “I have seen the enemy and he is us.”

How appropriate to speeding traffic on Goldstream Avenue north of Leigh Road. We can no longer blame commuters coming off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Goldstream Avenue as being the guilty culprits, blasting through the beach playground zone by Shelby Place.

Speeding into work zones is hardly justified, but speeding through a playground zone on the way home after work is inexcusable.

With summer holidays and good weather upon us, lots of people use this public beach, so please remember the following words taken from the Ministry of Transportation’s website: Playground speed zones are in effect from “dawn to dusk.”

Excessive speeding is defined in the Motor Vehicle Act as driving at a speed greater than 40 km/h over the speed limit. According to research, a pedestrian hit at 30 km/h has a 90 per cent chance of surviving. A pedestrian hit at 50 km/h has an 80 per cent chance of being killed.

Bob Partridge

Langford

 

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