Recently, and for the third time this year, due to another horrific accident, I was caught in a massive traffic crawl from the Parksville scales to Lantzville.
It took some people four hours in 28 C weather to get through to Nanaimo.
In my opinion, in this age of technology, a three-legged “accident” sign standing on the road does not cut it.
On my return to Parksville some five hours later, unknowing drivers from the north were still barreling down the highway only to have to suddenly join the miles-long lineup at the Parksville scales.
Could we not have some type of digital or electronic signs advising drivers of the current status and encouraging them to turn off the highway and wait, to avoid this type of chaos?
One could be southbound somewhere prior to the Parksville scale turnoff and another northbound around the Aulds Road lights?