Red light sign language a mess
I came across Christopher Foulds’ June 29 column on poorly designed roads in Kamloops (‘On the road to an accident in the Tournament Capital’) and wanted to belatedly add to the tally.
I lived in Victoria for years and now live in 100 Mile House, so I have dealt with city traffic.
There is a sign in the midst of the intersection-nightmare list.
If you go down Summit Drive from Thompson Rivers University, you need to stay in the right lane if you intend to cross the bridge to get to the North Shore.
As you approach Overlanders Bridge on that single lane, you encounter a traffic light to tell you to join traffic travelling northbound from the downtown core.
Well, that traffic light has a sign that states, “Turn right on red”.
The first time I saw that sign, I just turned right and went.
I could have been slammed by a car!
This was not the usual “right turns permitable” sign that it should be.
That sign needs to be seriously redone, using the proper traffic terminology for that right-turn-on-red permission.