Letter: Don't be alarmed by swerving vehicles

Editor:

If you happen to notice vehicles on city streets and some sections of local highways driving erratically or suddenly swerving in and out of the adjacent lane, don’t be overly alarmed or too quick to notify the authorities.

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The driver is likely not drinking and then driving or having a medical condition.

This has become the necessary driving requirement while travelling in and around Kamloops, due to present and many past years of non-existent or poor quality road maintenance procedures.

The City of Kamloops public pothole emergency line also appears to be nothing more than a sham.

It tends to give the appearance that the city’s road maintenance manager is interested in actually doing something about the problems, however, the numbers and sizes of potholes and poor quality asphalt patchwork increases year after year.

In fact, many of these potholes are left overs from years gone by.

There appears to be no use in speaking with local road maintenance management staff, since they also appear to function with pasted on ears, and hand out blindfolds to their employees who carry out the supposed pothole repair work.

Is it perhaps time to consider defunding the City of Kamloops and highways maintenance companies as well as the police?

Bob Wren

Kamloops

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