North Island drivers need to pay more attention to driving

I’ve been wanting to write something on this for awhile – poor driving habits of the people of Port Hardy. I wanted to see if it would improve but it hasn’t; in fact, I thought our drivers were getting worser than Campbell River drivers but no, they’re getting bad too.

I’ve noticed that women like to speed, especially through the playground and school zone while men don’t like to use their signals or stop at the stop sign. I abhor people who tailgate especially when I am going the proper speed limit. I am just surprised that there haven’t been more deaths or serious injuries. Worser still, people are still gabbing on their cell phones while they are driving. Let’s put it this way: if I got a dollar for every traffic infraction, I’d be a millionaire, that is how critical the bad driving of Port Hardy people has become.

I implore you to slow down in the playground and school zones and stay off your phones. No one has the dexterity needed to avoid a running child or an animal who has no concept of looking both ways before they cross the road. I don’t know about you but I would feel incredibly sad if I ran someone or something over. I put this challenge out to you: to slow down and stay off your phones. We will keep our children and pets safer that way. Thank you.

Andrea Walkus-Andrew

Port Hardy