Speed traps needed to slow Renfrew traffic

Last week there was, in my view, a serious crash on Renfrew Road and Worthington.

Last week there was, in my view, a serious crash on Renfrew Road and Worthington.

The vehicles involved in the crash (from a non-professional) were badly damaged, on one the front end was totally destroyed the other vehicle had been pushed up an embankment. There was a woman lying on Worthington Road waiting for the ambulance to arrive, I assume. Based on the amount of damage to the vehicles, in my view they were not doing anywhere close to the posted speed limit of 50 on that part of the road. If someone had been in the crosswalk — game over.

This is not an uncommon issue for those of us living on Renfrew Speedway.

I know this was a close call and hopefully will be a wake-up call for the local RCMP to start setting up some speed traps on this road. People roar down this road as if it was a highway. I know the local Speedwatch people do a great job but setting up a Speedwatch at two in the afternoon over by Hutchison Road is fine but not likely to deter anyone.

It is time for the police to do their job and patrol/set up speed traps (hint a great spot is on Renfrew Frontage and Renfrew Road) and slow the traffic down before school starts back.

 

Glenn White

Shawnigan Lake