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 ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.