Hey lead foot! It's time to slow down out there. Word this week of a young man, 21, doing 214 kilometers on the QE2 in the middle of the night. Thank goodness he was stopped and will live to hopefully learn that driving is a privilege and not a right when his license disappears.
The other person he was street racing with eluded police and missed the same fate of a huge license suspension and dangerous driving charges.
One would hate to think what would have happened, had a Rutting Moose decided to cross the highway or one of them lost control, there is a proposal to get tough with extreme speeders and hoist their cars, great idea and its working in British Columbia.
We just implemented the .05 law and hopefully this will be the next change to follow to keep our streets safe, hard to believe but speeding kills as many and maybe more people than drunk driving.
Statistics back up the reason so many are scared to venture out onto the provinces highways, 344 deaths in 307 collisions and lately it seems every weekend we hear news stories of unnecessary death.
If we are doing more to stop drunken idiots from getting on the roads we must do the same to those who have no regard for safety when they take a caviler attitude towards blowing through a work site at 70 kilometers and hour.
The real trouble comes when you combine the alcohol and the speed and reaction time is thrown way off, the courts are packed with sad stories and fatalities exactly because of this combo.
Public awareness seems to be at an all time high in Alberta along with pressure to take away points for distracted driving, the latter I think can be fixed with stiff fines, but that’s up for debate.
Extreme drivers in B.C. are getting the point by having their cars seized, many are Albertan by the way and its high time we got serious here at home.