Bet­ter driv­ing can do a lot

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: High­way improvements

I don’t think bar­ri­ers would curb traf­fic ac­ci­dents on the Red Hill if put on the shoul­der. De­flect­ing a car back into the road doesn’t seem like a great idea. If any­thing, a bar­rier should be run along the bot­tom of the ditch so the car is stopped out of the way of any traf­fic. The prob­lem with the Red Hill is the con­stant “S” bend­ing. Any lapse in con­cen­tra­tion will end with the car in the ditch. We need to fo­cus on nab­bing speed­ers and peo­ple pre­oc­cu­pied with things other than driv­ing be­fore putting in bar­ri­ers. Speed cam­eras would be more cost ef­fec­tive. The vast ma­jor­ity of car crashes are due to hu­man er­ror. We must all drive more safely. If we all drove at the speed limit, with our eyes on the road, we wouldn’t be hav­ing this con­ver­sa­tion. Adrian Pezze­lato, An­caster

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