Letters: Stop and think of road safety

Driver is concerned by lack of safety on roads and on cars

I am writing this letter concerning all the drivers of Sooke.

Last night on my way home, around 4:45 p.m., I was going down West Coast Road and in a matter of four minutes, I passed eight cars with burnt out headlights, tail lights and reflector lights.  There are even cars on the road with no headlights on at all  in this miserable, dark, rainy weather.  We should all take a walk around our vehicles at night time and morning before heading out to make sure all of our lights are working, including signals.

I am getting fed up with these drivers and so are a lot of other people fed up with these drivers that do not use their signals.  I believe and have seen in every vehicle that I have owned in my time, that they do have signal switches.

People do not use this device, that is part of your vehicle, when they are turning a corner, especially when the road comes to a tee or they use it at the very last minute.  This is very frustrating to the person behind them, as they don’t know which way you are turning.

Also last night, Dec. 9, there was a car driving down Grant Road, with their four-ways on and they were going slow, why? Well, because their front tire was ready to fall off the vehicle. Instead of backing traffic up, why didn’t you just pull over and fix the problem instead of making the problem worse or even cause a severe accident?  People need to stop and think for a minute before getting into their vehicle and see if it is road worthy and safe to drive. If not, then it should be parked until it is safe to drive.

Let’s not have any more severe accidents like the one a few days ago in Cooper Cove, as it is the season for dark, and rainy terrible nights.

Thank you, have a safe and happy holidays.

C.J. Malone

Sooke

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