EDITORIAL – Westsyde school zone speeding should not be a surprise

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An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

TOO MANY DRIVERS are ignoring the school zone at Westsyde elementary school — so say police and they’re absolutely right.

Since school opened in September, hundreds of vehicles have been clocked speeding through the school zone. They’ve caught a good number of them driving at more than 20, 30 km/h or more above the 30 km/h school-zone speed.

This should not come as any surprise. A few days after school opened in September, I was driving through that school zone — as I do almost every day — when I saw a police officer on the side of the road hand signalling me to pull over.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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1 Comment on EDITORIAL – Westsyde school zone speeding should not be a surprise

  1. Even you? It is cultural I think. Even on my dead-end street and it is mostly neighbors and their visitors…a culture of self-centrism.

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