Don't just consult - act now

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

On December 22, an automobile accident on Hwy 6 at Parkside Drive took the lives of five people. The cause has been determined to be unusual snow conditions at that location.

The guardrail was replaced within a couple days. Almost five weeks later - after pressure from Councillors McCarthy and Mitchell - a letter "formally requesting review" has been sent to the MTO regarding snowfence installation and I understand several signs are to be erected encouraging people to "drive according to road conditions."

Now, the Ministry of Transportation needs to hire a 'consultant'. Do 'virtual wind tunnel models'!

All this pandering and procrastination over 150 feet of snowfence at a known potentially dangerous area.

Totally asinine and unacceptable. Put up the snowfence NOW and waste money on consultants later. Signs and letters do not stop drifting snow.

Also, the speed limit on Hwy. 6 North as again mentioned should be raised to 90kph which is still below the rate for that highway and average safe speed. Far too much police time is already wasted with their twice monthly radar traps.

This is the 'system' at its worst.

G. M. Baker

Freelton

Don't just consult - act now

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

On December 22, an automobile accident on Hwy 6 at Parkside Drive took the lives of five people. The cause has been determined to be unusual snow conditions at that location.

The guardrail was replaced within a couple days. Almost five weeks later - after pressure from Councillors McCarthy and Mitchell - a letter "formally requesting review" has been sent to the MTO regarding snowfence installation and I understand several signs are to be erected encouraging people to "drive according to road conditions."

Now, the Ministry of Transportation needs to hire a 'consultant'. Do 'virtual wind tunnel models'!

All this pandering and procrastination over 150 feet of snowfence at a known potentially dangerous area.

Totally asinine and unacceptable. Put up the snowfence NOW and waste money on consultants later. Signs and letters do not stop drifting snow.

Also, the speed limit on Hwy. 6 North as again mentioned should be raised to 90kph which is still below the rate for that highway and average safe speed. Far too much police time is already wasted with their twice monthly radar traps.

This is the 'system' at its worst.

G. M. Baker

Freelton

Don't just consult - act now

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

On December 22, an automobile accident on Hwy 6 at Parkside Drive took the lives of five people. The cause has been determined to be unusual snow conditions at that location.

The guardrail was replaced within a couple days. Almost five weeks later - after pressure from Councillors McCarthy and Mitchell - a letter "formally requesting review" has been sent to the MTO regarding snowfence installation and I understand several signs are to be erected encouraging people to "drive according to road conditions."

Now, the Ministry of Transportation needs to hire a 'consultant'. Do 'virtual wind tunnel models'!

All this pandering and procrastination over 150 feet of snowfence at a known potentially dangerous area.

Totally asinine and unacceptable. Put up the snowfence NOW and waste money on consultants later. Signs and letters do not stop drifting snow.

Also, the speed limit on Hwy. 6 North as again mentioned should be raised to 90kph which is still below the rate for that highway and average safe speed. Far too much police time is already wasted with their twice monthly radar traps.

This is the 'system' at its worst.

G. M. Baker

Freelton