Operator licensing needs review
to the editor: the recent transport “accident” on highway 11, south of temagami, where a transport truck left the highway and landed in angus Lake, is a real head-spinner.
Not only was the power out for hundreds of residents for miles around for eight hours, the highway was closed for almost the same time, with no alternate route available.
to add insult to injury, the transport was hauled from angus Lake thursday, power was off again to repair and perform maintenance on the power infrastructure and the highway was closed.
is it time for the ministry of transportation to take a good hard look at reviewing the laws and requirements for drivers to obtain a transport operator’s Class a licence, especially if drivers are coming from other provinces where the requirements for experience and training appear to be far behind ontario?
the fact that no one was injured or killed is a miracle. however, i am disturbed by the fact that these ‘big rig’ incidents are becoming the norm. Not to mention that i was without power all day on thursday. i find it insulting and unnecessary that so many are inconvenienced by so few.
Dorothy Cloet Tilden Lake