EDITORIAL – Yellowhead and 5A Highways both need serious attention
An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THERE HAVE BEEN a couple of horrendous highway accidents in the past couple of weeks, including a triple fatality on the Yellowhead. Such tragedies lead to inevitable questions about whether the issue is driving, weather or the highway itself.
The Yellowhead is frequently in the news for the wrong reasons. Often such crashes involve transport trucks but not always. Winter weather and rainy spring weather are often factors.
In one four-year period, there were 261 reported accidents between Kamloops and Heffley Creek.
After every accident, local and opposition politicians indignantly demand action from the Province.
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.
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Sorry Mr. Rothenburger but I am adamantly in opposite view. The stroke of the pen should be from RCMP and CVSE officers writing tickets for all the real reasons that cause the greater amount of accidents like driving under the influence, not paying attention, distracted driving, speeding.