Letters: Carnage from speeding

Animals are being killed on the highway because of speeders

In a recent one week period, I have witnessed two incidents of carnage caused by speeding drivers in our communities.

The first was in Jordan River where a pickup truck plowed through a flock of seagulls. The second was at Otter Point, where another speeding truck struck a beloved elderly cat.

Both creatures were left critically injured on the road by drivers who had to know they had hit them.  In both cases the drivers didn’t slow down at all and did not stop to assist.

They probably have pets – how would they feel if it was their’s in their neighbourhood?

These incidents both happened on sections of West Coast Road where the speed limit is 60 kmh.  It doesn’t take much logic to understand accidents can be anticipated and more successfully avoided at lower speeds.

I wish there were more resources available to monitor our roads and ticket speeders. Seems like that’s what it takes, not consideration and intelligence on the part of drivers.

Brenda Mark

Shirley

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