Letter: Rein in red-light runners in Kamloops

Editor:

I’m writing in frustration.

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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.

Lynda Worth

Kamloops

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