Letters: Deaths and crashes avoidable

Dear Editor,

For the last three years, the number of automobile accidents in Surrey and Langley have continued to increase uncontested – even throughout Canada.

We witness first responders doing necessary work to clean up the carnage, and the local newspapers highlighting the local problem daily and regularly.

I call it a man-made problem that could be avoided if care and attention were a priority.

It appears to be the opposite.

So I appreciate with sincerity your stories and reports of human failures to respect safe driving, but more needs to be done.

Specifically, all municipal governments must take leadership to go beyond the guidelines of the traffic standards of Canada, which are outdated over time. They must create safe measures which exceed the average human expectations, not less.

The loss of one human life is a tragedy. But to lose the lives of 2,000 Canadians is a wake-up call that needs immediate correction and action, not procrastination, excuses, or increased speed limits.

Political and commercial favouritism is a mistake that has a price tag and a cost, which is pedestrian deaths and automobile collisions that were avoidable.

Gary Hee, Cloverdale

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