Spec readers should support Hwy. 6 safety push
RE: Highway safety
It was one year ago on Victoria Day that I had a near-death experience on Highway 6 outside of Port Dover. I’m doing some travelling this month, and happened to be on a train this week with a few minutes to check in with www.thespec.com. Much to my dismay, I saw a front-page story about a fatal crash on Highway 6 at Glancaster Road last week. According to the article, police are still investigating the circumstances.
Not only am I saddened, I continue to be concerned that in one year’s time, nothing concrete has really been done to address the dangerous conditions facing drivers on what many local residents term a “killer highway”.
In March, I was in the gallery at Queen’s Park as MPP Ted McMeekin presented a petition I played a part in organizing. With the help of a number of dedicated volunteers, 557 signatures were collected. Those signatures represent 557 conversations that unfolded in the doorways and living rooms of people in this community who are fed up with watching others die.
The petition was launched — in part — to support a private member’s bill crusading for stiffer penalties for careless driving in this province.
That bill has since died on the order paper, but I’m told there is hope it will be resurrected. I’d like to encourage Spectator readers to call their local MPP to push for action on this issue. We need as many voices as we can get. Karen Cumming, Burlington