Slow down — you could start a trend

At the end of the school year, last June, there were a few articles about drivers speeding in schools zones and youths with skateboards

Dear Editor,

At the end of the school year, last June, there were a few articles about drivers speeding in schools zones and youths with skateboards on the road. As a citizen of this community and driver it is your responsibility to abide by the speed limits.

School zones 30km/h or less and in town 40 Km/h — slow down you could save a life or prevent great injury to a youth or relative.

Youth should be taught the rules of the road but remember they are youth and they don’t always pay attention so as a driver you need to watch out for them. If you kill someone with a vehicle I don’t think it really matters who was at fault.

As for skateboarders or bicycles on the road in front of your vehicle they usually will move aside as soon as they known you are behind them. Even if it takes a minute or two, is that really a big deal compared to injuring someone?

There is nothing so important that a few minutes late will matter as how late you will be if you are stopped for speeding or have injured someone.

If we all start to slow down and do the speed limits, then the drivers behind us will also slow down it could catch on. If you slow down and the person behind you speeds past you ,then two blocks later pulls in front of you and turns left, it’s like Forest Gump’s mother said, “stupid is as stupid does”. So think about it.

Garth Wood,

Sylvan Lake

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