Toronto Star

A new highway for trucks alone could work


Driving a car at 110 to 120 km/h, sandwiched between crushingly massive, heavy trucks on all sides, is now a common occurrence on the all-day rush hour that is the 401.

A daily commute that was once a tolerable ritual is now bumper to bumper, stop and go, exhausting, dangerous and frightenin­g.

Meanwhile, Premier Doug Ford want us to fund a new highway to “solve” a road density problem that it will only exacerbate.

If a new highway’s going to be built, I propose it be built exclusivel­y for truck. And the trucking industry should pay for it.

Imagine a 401 free of large trucks.

Chuck Shamata, Toronto

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