Reid wants safer roads
Orford Liberal MNA Pierre Reid has written a letter to the director of the Quebec transport department, Gilles Bourque, following the serious car accident that occurred in the Canton Orford on route 220, on August 19th, when the car that three young people were driving in was hit from behind by a large truck and thrown into the path of an oncoming vehicle. All three suffered serious injuries and one is in critical condition.
In his letter, Mr. Reid reiterated how the Canton Orford covers a large territory, including residential developments in the northern area which are connected to the southern area of the municipality by only main highways, as is the case with the route 220. Citizens are therefore obliged to drive on these roads for their daily activities, including young drivers who must confront daily these more dangerous routes.
“In my opinion, we must pay special attention to the fact that certain sections of our regional routes are used daily by young citizens and others, in their normal, municipal life… Moreover, I know that ministerial budgets play an important role in your decisions. I would insist, and if needed help you with regards to the Minister, so that we can, as soon as possible, expect modifications to the roads in question in order to guarantee more security for our youth and others who live in municipalities where parts of them are connected by sections of regional routes, as is the case in Orford,” wrote Mr. Reid.