Driv­ing is no longer fun

RE: Ac­ci­dents on the RHVP

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

I am writ­ing in re­gard to Red Hill crashes. I have been a long dis­tance trans­port driver for about 45 years hav­ing trav­elled through out east­ern Canada and U.S. I have seen a lot of ac­ci­dents.

It is be­ing said that RHVP is slip­pery when wet — what road isn’t? In my opin­ion, there are no killer roads. All the light­ing in the world on high­ways is not go­ing to help. Yes, there are some weather fac­tors be­yond our con­trol or me­chan­i­cal prob­lems but 90 per cent of ac­ci­dents are caused by speed, dis­tracted drivers, al­co­hol and drugs. Un­til these peo­ple get the mes­sage there will al­ways be ac­ci­dents. Driv­ing is a priv­i­lege and used to be fun but not any­more. Don Ma­son, Stoney Creek

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