Letters: Let’s all be safe

Sooke Road cyclist says he belongs on the road at rush hour

I object that you call cyclists fools for riding the 3700 block to the 17 Mile House during rush hour.

We have as much right to ride Sooke Road, in rush hour or otherwise.

I’m sure you have passed me numerous times as I am a regular commuter to the dockyard. The 3700 block to Kangaroo Road is a sorry excuse for a highway and extremely dangerous to all vehicles. That is not to mention the animals who wander out onto the roadway.

Like you, I also shudder when drivers veer into the oncoming lane on a blind curve to pass me. I sure don’t want to be the cause of a head on. Please wait a few seconds before passing me. The life you save may be your own. I am courteous and respectful to all vehicles and for the most part vice versa.

Incidentally, the spandex has not cut the flow of blood to my brain as far as I can tell. As your bumper sticker quotes, “Thanks for the brake.” Let’s all be safe.

Vince Trahan

Sooke