Q&A - Unsafe Walking to & From School
While walking my 11 year old son to Van Horne Elementary this morning- yes I have to walk him because of the poor driving in my neighbourhood there was a dangerous situation at the corner of 43rd and Ontario St. My son and I were headed west on 43rd and had the right of way. We looked to ensure no cars were coming in any direction and step into the intersection.
Suddenly an SUV sped east on 43rd and almost hit my son. The driver then put up her hand to encourage us to continue crossing as if she was doing us a favour. The only part of her licence plate I saw were the first three numbers- 693. I will be looking for the end of the plate tomorrow morning.
I have spoken to the principal, several times and he has had enforcement in the area. I can honestly say that if such a situation happens again I will be fit to be tied and could likely be bonded by half the teachers, my personal physician and other respected community members. I look forward to hearing back from you with any suggestions.
It is time for a intersection camera at 41st and Main where a red light doesn't mean much to a great percentage of the drivers.