Mo­tor­cy­clists placed at risk

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

On Wed­nes­day, June 28, at ap­prox­i­mately 5:30 p.m., my­self, my wife and a friend of ours were trav­el­ling east­bound on Route 1 to­wards the May­point round­about on mo­tor­cy­cles. In­tend­ing to use the Up­ton Road, we were in the left lane as the signs show you should be. A white half-ton truck with an ICS logo on the side was in the right lane be­side us. The driver of the truck pro­ceeded through the round­about and promptly cut over to go to the Up­ton Road where she turned into the ICS fa­cil­ity.

Se­ri­ously, does the prov­ince need to get a proof of com­pe­tency for all per­sons work­ing on the con­struc­tion of these round­abouts?

If you can’t drive in one, should you re­ally be build­ing them? I did honk the horn and yell at the driver; she gave me a dirty look like I was in the wrong.

This clearly demon­strates the need for more ed­u­ca­tion for driv­ers as well as a re­minder for (mo­tor­cy­cle) rid­ers to al­ways as­sume you are in­vis­i­ble to driv­ers.

Don­ald Carr, Charlottetown

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