Letters

LETTER: Mix sand with tar to make snakes safer

Re: Too many tar snakes, July 23 edition.

I would concur with letter writer June Olsen about there being too many tar snakes on our roads. I am a resident of Abbotsford and work in Richmond.

Depending on the weather I commute using motorcycle or car. The tar snakes are not only too dangerous for bikers, it affects the cars and other vehicles during severe weather conditions, be it summer, winter, spring or rainy seasons.

The road leading to Alex Fraser bridge is most vulnerable and must have been a contributing factors to many accidents when a hard stopping is exercised. While road repairs are mandatory for the safety of its users, mixing tar with coarse sand particles while applying will provide better traction and improve safety for all users.

I strongly recommend that this request is seriously considered by the road safety inspectors of this province and implemented before precious life is lost.

Rajiv Chenavila

Abbotsford

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
Photo: Township 7 hosts fundraiser for PADS
 
Calling all junior firefighters
 
Dead man did not meet foul play
Sedins bring cash, play ball hockey in Agassiz
 
City Centre youth group hosts dinner for the needy
 
The Highest Step opens at Gateway Theatre
Close call for local dad
 
Leos pounce on Martha Currie
 
Cloverdale answers the call