Drive cautious, don’t assume you’re right

Letter to the editor on the 100-year-old driver who police caught speeding through a school zone

Re: Speeding 100-year-old attracts national attention (News, Mar. 21)

I feel that in this case (as reported) the warning was sufficient, especially after reading that the centenarian driver thought it wasn’t actually a school day. What with spring break, Pro-D days, various statutory holidays and a strike, it can be difficult to remember when school is in session.

Admittedly, it’s safer to err on the side of caution, however if you’ve determined in your own mind that it’s not a school day then 50km/h would appear to you to be correct.

Also, I fully endorse the police statement that, “The purpose [of traffic enforcement] is not punitive, but preventative and corrective.” The critics should perhaps be celebrating the 100-year-old driver’s 84-year blemish-free driving record.

Mike Baker

Central Saanich

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