PETERS – Safety improvements needed on Highway 5 — but more patience, too
IT IS AN INCREDIBLY FRIGHTENING TIME to be living in the North Thompson.
People living in Barriere and Clearwater and all of the smaller communities along that corridor need to brave Highway 5 regularly for all sorts of reasons — medical appointments, supply runs, visiting friends and family, and more.
While there are some stretches of the Yellowhead that have received safety improvements, others remain very sketchy.
And while an individual driver can take every necessary precaution to ensure a safe trip, there is no accounting for the actions of others.
RCMP say in this most recent tragic crash Wednesday, the family that was decimated was not in the vehicle whose actions began the horrific string of events.
Kamloops-area residents don’t have to go too far back in time to remember another stretch of highway that seemed to be equally treacherous. That stretch would be Hoffman’s Bluff on the Trans Canada Highway west of Chase.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.
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