Letters to the Editor

Leave it at 110 km/h on the Inland Highway

Re: the recent letter to the editor by Gord Byers (The NEWS, March 6) about increasing the speed from 110 km/h to 120 km/h on the Inland Highway.

My concern is not about the motorist who drive that highway on a regular basis, but those who come from out of province or out of the country.

Last July, we had a wonderful holiday in Parksville and we were driving to Comox to take our daughter and our two grandsons to the airport to fly home to Edmonton. It was a fine, dry, sunny day and we were doing a 110 km-h when out of no where was a car coming right at us.

She was driving a bit faster than us and in a split second my husband swung into a tiny space in the next lane. She swung on to the soft shoulder.

Had we all been driving 120 km/h we would not be alive. So, please don’t forget those who are not from the Island and don’t know which side of the highway they should be on. speed kills. Leave well alone and enjoy the drive.

Heime Thwaites

Edmonton

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Beach Flix are back
 
It’s difficult to create terror in an audience at Qualicum Beach
 
VIDEO: Ottawa hero Kevin Vickers receives standing ovation in House of Commons
Hip hop artist finds inspiration in overcoming troubled past
 
Bluegrass jams popular
 
Carve out time for new pumpkin event at the Rollin Art Centre
Pianist joins forces with violinist for concert
 
Nanaimo celebrates Halloween
 
Some of the valley’s finest young fretboard fingers fly during Summerfest Guitar Wars

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.