I’m writing in frustration.
I work at Thompson Rivers University and commute every day from Pineview Valley, leaving for work at 7:30 a.m. and returning home between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
I see people running red lights at least once per trip, but usually two or three times, all at different lights.
About two years ago, I watched a city bus roar through the Hillside/Notre Dame light on a full red.
When I called police, I was transferred to the traffic extension and no one answered.
So I emailed my concern to BC Transit.
The response was one of concern, but also with a mild excuse: “At times our drivers can be under pressure to keep to the published schedules; however, safety has to be our top priority.”
For two years, I’ve been watching this happen every morning and every afternoon.
I don’t feel I can call the police because I don’t have vehicle information — and it’s literally happening multiple times per trip.
A previous KTW story discussed newly installed red-light cameras. We need more.
It used to be people would push a stale yellow and hit red at the end, what we would call a typical red-light runner.
These days, the car behind them is hitting a very brief yellow and travelling under mostly red. I am amazed someone hasn’t yet been T-boned.
No one can claim to be a perfect driver, including myself, but this is getting out of hand.