An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
HEARING LOSS AMONG B.C. DRIVERS has apparently become a major safety issue.
On Friday, police urged drivers to take it easy during the long weekend. They said they’d be out in force to catch the leadfoots. So, we were well warned.
Tuesday, B.C. RCMP Traffic Services reported a “significant” increase in the number of speeders from Saturday through to Monday. Clearly, nobody heard the warning.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.