Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; Speeding on WCB an age-old problem
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Jul 2006, p. 6


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Dear editor, It is with much interest and a degree of irony that I read in this paper recently of a report to the region that "roads in our community that are a speeder's haven." The report indicated that one of these, at the top of the list, was Winston Churchill Boulevard for about 500 metres north of Highway 7. We live on this stretch of road about one block north of Hwy. 7 and I cannot remember ever seeing our police force doing a radar check on this stretch of road, even though I personally dropped in to the local station some time ago to complain of speeders and requesting some monitoring of the situation. If the region is aware of this condition, do they not liaison with the police? We are plagued with speeders and noisy motorcycles constantly during the summer months as they crank the throttle after clearing the lights at Hwy. 7 to gain access to the hill after crossing the Credit River. The irony of the situation is that the article indicated that "Speeding is predominant in rural areas because there are no indicators for drivers to slow down, like parked cars or curbs". Well, isn't that interesting? We do have curbs, but some years ago a number of local neighbours who disliked customers parking and entering my commercial business next to my home, petitioned regional council to have this side of the street a "no parking zone" from Hwy. 7, north to the bridge. Even though this flew in the face of reasonable access to a business, council succumbed to the demands and made it so-- one of the only streets in the village so restricted. This, right under the nose of the local regional chairman of the time. Further there are plans in the works to upgrade this road and, if history is any indication, the road will be made more efficient for speeders, and the like, by widening and straightening. Looks like the old saying, "What goes around, comes around" has some merit after all. Wm. Pomeroy, Norval


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Wm. Pomeroy
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Newspaper
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Date of Publication:
28 Jul 2006
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Halton.News.208583
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English
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; Speeding on WCB an age-old problem