More work to do on intersection safety
Without a doubt, the people of Humboldt and all Saskatchewan residents will be relieved that the government of Saskatchewan has initiated measures to address the safety concerns at the site of devastating Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Hopefully the changes will prevent other accidents at that intersection.The mandatory training recently announced for truck drivers should also improve highway safety throughout the province.It should also be noted that intersection is only one of more than 900 intersections in the province; the recent safety report notes that the Humboldt crash site does not have a high overall frequency of collisions. It is clear, therefore, that more work must be done to improve the safety of highway intersections throughout the province.The October throne speech announced the government’s intention to spend $700,000 to clear sight lines and improve safety at highway crossings for more than 900 intersections. It is not clear how effective an average expenditure of less than $800 per intersection will be in preventing fatal accidents.George Peters, Regina
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