Letter: Coquitlam plays Russian roulette with road safety

The Editor, Re. “Car crashes into Coquitlam yard, destroys greenhouse” (tricitynews.com).

The Editor,

Re. “Car crashes into Coquitlam yard, destroys greenhouse” (tricitynews.com).

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My husband and I are disappointed with the response from the city of Coquitlam to the destruction of our greenhouse, fence and plants. The driver who smashed into our greenhouse came within five feet of hitting our home and that was the second hit in two months.

My suggestion for having concrete dividers was dismissed as being “too dangerous for drivers.” We were shocked that more consideration was given to reckless/speeding drivers than to innocent homeowners.

If the only action the city will take is to do a speed test, it should save taxpayers’ money as Chilko has morphed into the new Westwood race track. The 40 km/h sign that is posted between Douglas and Nadina as you round the first curve going down Chilko is all but ignored.

Squealing tires are an everyday occurrence, which means there is an obvious design flaw with the road if the speed limit is ignored.

The city is playing Russian roulette with our safety and has to step up and enforce the speed limit, giving homeowners priority and protection over reckless drivers.

Sandra Ireland, Coquitlam

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