Second Ave. Bowling Alley struck again in Whitehorse. I wonder if the driver that killed a young native woman a few years had his/her license taken away. This happened at the crosswalk by the Westmark. The driver was going so fast that the SUV skidded from one crossing lane to the next before stopping.
From what I was told, a sign was put up there along with the crosswalk light saying, “Cross with caution at own risk.” This was the response to a pedestrian traffic fatality, which to me has taken the pedestrian right of way and given it to people behind the wheel.
I worry about my 21-year-old daughter, telling her to take the time to go to a traffic control corner with lights on Second Ave., but still watch oncoming traffic. Now that she will be crossing that dangerous street with my granddaughter I am even more fearful.
Drivers that speed up to 70 km on Second Ave., I hope you lose your licence because of your stupidity. When you are within city limits in a pedestrian-active area, drive defensively, especially if the street has two lanes going both ways, as Second Ave. does.
Other vehicles create blind spots, which could conceal a pedestrian crossing. With winter driving conditions you’re still speeding on Second Ave. – shame on you, don’t you understand physics? It now takes your vehicle longer to stop.
How many people have to be injured or killed on Second Ave. before some true corrective action be taken? I was informed that some man got struck by a vehicle on Friday on Second Ave. I hope the courts make an example of this driver so that Second Ave. will be safe for at least a month.
Norman D. Drynock