Speedy solution to bad driving

After reading about the vehicle leaping over the roundabout in Qualicum Beach it became clear that people need help operating a vehicle.

After reading the article on the vehicle leaping over the roundabout in Qualicum Beach it became abundantly clear that people need help in their decision making while operating a vehicle.

Some years ago I spent some time in Mexico driving over the entirety of their great land. The most effective way to slow vehicles down was, in some cases, a log across the road.

The key was to have it the correct size so that the vehicle never left the road but you got a bruised head from the ceiling. Sometimes, there were signs to alert you to the potential speed controller, other times not so much. Ditches seemed to have a certain flare in some parts.

The beauty of all these devices was they were inexpensive and drivers learned to pay attention or ignore at their own peril. You don’t need policeman to enforce speed limitations and waste their time and resources, simply install speed bumps. Should the four-inch one in front of the school not be sufficient, make it six inches. Eventually everyone will get with the plan.

Initially, to be kind, signage could be placed to denote the potential of vehicular harm, but it would not be necessary. For those that have concerns around playgrounds and schools, simply demand speed bumps.

Robert TritschlerParksville

Just Posted

Suspect arrested following gunpoint robbery in Qualicum Beach

Stop and Shop Grocery was robbed June 5; man now in custody

Parksville Qualicum Beach region moves to elevated Stage 3 watering restrictions

City, regional district ask residents to conserve water

RDN board supports application for Coombs cannabis shop

Cannabis pharmaceutical facility in Nanoose also granted temporary-use licence

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. woman fighting to block coroner’s report detailing husband’s death

Fears revealing exactly how Ben Kilmer took his life will have traumatic effect on her two children

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Three Albertans land ‘monster’ sturgeon in B.C.’s Fraser River

For angler who landed the exceptionally large sturgeon it was an ‘incredible dream come true’

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

VIDEO: Pickup truck smashes into Vancouver Island home

No injuries reported in Friday morning incident

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Most Read