Hurricanes are a warning
Dear Editor: Are Mother Nature’s devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma just a warning for the continuing disastrous man-made 1991 Desert Storm? It is still engulfing the entire Middle East with its endless destruction, suffering and evacuees desperately seeking refuge... including to Canada. Joe Schwarz
Penticton Riverside. I have seen many close calls between people turning right on Riverside and others illegally merging onto the highway utilizing the far right lane.
It is a right turn-only lane, and is not properly marked as such. Another arrow needs to be added closer to Westminster Avenue so that drivers can actually see that it is right turn only, and not a merge lane onto the highway. Also please paint the words “Right turn only” on the pavement, as arrows seem to confuse some people.
My last request, and this was suggested to me by my neighbour Paul: a set of traffic lights at the corner of Highway 97 and 3A. Truckers must cringe every time they have to attempt the left turn from 3A onto 97 North.
With two lanes merging into one southbound on Highway 97, drivers have a tendency to race to jockey for position, causing unnecessary risk for motorists. I think it is a brilliant idea, as it will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic because there are no other traffic lights in the vicinity.
It is our collective responsibility to ensure the safety of the traveling public.
All three items I have mentioned are all accidents waiting to happen. Let’s not wait for tragedy to strike before addressing these issues.