Corporal’s words much appreciated

y recent letter, headlined County police wrong about law, and downright rude, I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Cpl. Terry Best for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak face to face with my father about the unfortunate situation that happened between him and a county officer.

Re. my recent letter, headlined County police wrong about law, and downright rude, I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Cpl. Terry Best for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak face to face with my father about the unfortunate situation that happened between him and a county officer.

He treated my father with dignity and respect and explained that it is not illegal for him to drive his wheelchair on the road.

He advised us that a person in a wheelchair is classed as a pedestrian; therefore can go wherever a pedestrian is allowed to go.

Our family understands that driving a wheelchair down the road may not be the safest way to spend an afternoon, but as long as people obey speed limits and respect all other users of the road, then he should be OK.

I’d also like to thank all the drivers on the road who are patient and understanding while passing a person in a wheelchair or any other pedestrian on the road.

Kerry Fitzsimons

Red Deer County

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