Red Deer drivers are terrible

Array

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

Just Posted

Celebrating 4-20 in Red Deer

For years, 4-20 was a time to protest for the legalization of… Continue reading

Optimism remains for Red Deer hospital expansion

Red Deer’s incoming UCP MLAs both have been strong supporters of expansion

Sport of axe throwing growing in Red Deer

True North Axe Throwing wants sport to be ‘Canadian version of darts’

RDC cancels championship-winning golf program due to tight finances

Short season, small number of student golfers were also considerations

WATCH: An ‘Eggstemely Fun Easter’ at Bower Place in Red Deer

Bower Place mall made sure Red Deer families were able to have… Continue reading

Dozens hurt in collapse of deck during wedding celebration in Langley, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C. — Police say dozens of people were injured, some critically,… Continue reading

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25.5 million jackpot… Continue reading

Uber driver charged in two sexual assault investigations: Toronto police

Toronto police say an Uber driver is facing sexual assault charges in… Continue reading

PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

CHARLOTTETOWN — With only a few days before voters were to go… Continue reading

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule

CAIRO — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three… Continue reading

Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

WASHINGTON — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group’s… Continue reading

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen’s southern Dhale… Continue reading

Most Read