Wants truck training re-routed

Letter writer not sold on safety of in-town semi-truck instruction

I am writing to raise awareness of what I see as a serious potential safety concern, namely the operation of highway transport trucks training novice drivers in the school zones and residential areas of North Castlegar. I have lived in the area for over a year  and have seen the number of these trucks increase over that time.

I wish to thank Councillor McIntosh for bringing this to the attention of the mayor and council for discussion and possible resolution.

I have witnessed one incident which further raised my concern and I noted two  more incidents have been registered in the Thanks and Spanks column.

I ask that Mountain Training Institute voluntarily stop using the residential streets of North Castlegar as part of their test training route in the interest of public safety.

It is my hope that raising this issue at the onset of winter conditions will provide an opportunity to correct this issue before a more serious issue occurs.

I raise this issue now because by remaining silent, I become part of the problem.

 

-Errol Hicks,

Castlegar