Red Deer drivers are terrible


I was driving west on 32nd street on June 3 and was suddenly enlightened on how terrible some Red Deer drivers are.

I understand there is construction and the four-lane street is now down to two in parts and life runs at a slower pace, but does that give drivers the right to ignore obvious traffic laws?

Here’s the scenario: I was stopped at the lights for the main entrance to the college. This entrance is now closed, due to the construction, but a red light is still a red light.

The reason I was stopped was because two little boys, maybe 10 years old, had pushed the button to cross 32nd Street. However more than 10 cars went through the red light before someone stopped.

I am not a horn honker, but let me tell you my little car’s horn sure got a workout that day!

How should that light be treated any differently than a pedestrian light?

The police sure could have added to their quota if only they had been in the right place at the right time.

When it comes to common sense I obviously give people too much credit, but when it comes to the safety of the children in this city, I wish it would have taken a lot less than 10 cars to go through that light.

Becka Watt

Red Deer

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