Letter: Kudos on speed concerns

I wanted to commend the former mayor for bringing this issue forward

At its regular meeting of Dec. 10, 2018, council inquired about the location of the new “flashing lights” (i.e. Vehicle Activated Speed Sign) on Silver Star Road (located close to Foothills Drive) and whether this one or another one could be located closer to Phoenix Drive.

This was from Councillor Mund and pertained to the dangerous amount of unchecked speeding on Silver Star Road in the proximity of the school.

As a result of Coun. Mund bringing his concerns forward, the council package for the Jan. 7 meeting states, “Administration is in the process of reviewing mobile Vehicle Activated Speed Sign products to purchase and rotate between different roadways. While these signs would be focused at elementary schools, other roads (including Silver Star Road) would be included in the rotation as needed.”

I wanted to commend the former mayor for bringing this issue forward, and I also want to understand why a road with a known propensity for people speeding through school zones does not receive more attention from the RCMP.

Dean Roosevelt

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