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GINTA – Let’s all do our part to reduce the risk of pedestrian fatalities

(Image: Kent Simmonds, CFJC Today)

IT WAS NOT THE FACT that the car in front of me was driving faster than 30km/h in the school zone on Summit. Drivers can often and inadvertently find themselves going 50 in a school zone, which is why reminders are a must.

What irked me was seeing what happened after. As soon as a bunch of kids and their parents crossed, and while the light was still red, the driver took off, going full speed through the rest of the school zone.

A case for a hefty fine indeed. I wish there were a well concealed cop car at every school zone in town. Appropriately large fines could go to the food bank or towards the needs of that respective school.

A few months ago, I watched a video depicting what happens when a car goes 40km/h versus 30km/h and hitting a pedestrian. The 10 kilometers per hour makes the difference between life and death.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.thinkofclouds.com.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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