Please, please parents of teenage cyclists, try to instill in them the vital importance of obeying the rules of the road.
Do it for their own safety as well as for the rest of us road users.
A few days ago in our car, my husband and I had stopped at the four way stop sign at Beach and Fern Roads in Qualicum Beach.
When we were pulling out into the intersection to turn left onto Fern Road, we barely missed hitting a teenaged cyclist who was whizzing down Fern across our path while totally disregarding the stop sign.
He was probably even totally unaware of our vehicle even being there.
If we had continued driving across Fern Road there most certainly would have been an accident, with the cyclist hitting us broadside.
I thank God that we were turning, because that cyclist is still alive today — I trust.
Pauline Hubick, Qualicum Beach