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Coal rolling truckers rile Colwood cyclist

Several weeks ago on a TV program, something called ‘rolling coal’ was highlighted, where a modified diesel pickup truck blew black smoke at Priuses, pedestrians and cycles. I wondered how long it would before this this insane practice would come here.

On Sooke Road the other day I saw a truck do this to a Prius and was appalled. Today while returning home from a bike ride on Sooke Road I heard a vehicle gear down behind me and a black pickup blew black smoke on and in front of me for about 100 yards before turning it off.

What can be done to stop this insane practice before it kills someone? It is bad enough that we have to put up with all the speeders on Sooke Road.

I didn’t get a chance to get his plate number this time but will the next time.

He didn’t even have the courtesy to stop and answer the finger I gave him.

I called the RCMP and they told me it wasn’t a police matter if trucks intentionally modify their vehicle and blow black smoke on pedestrians and others. How sad is that?

Greg Bell

Colwood

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