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Resident wants action taken on speeders

Jim McIntyre is concerned about drivers’ habits on Eleventh Avenue North in Williams Lake. - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Jim McIntyre is concerned about drivers’ habits on Eleventh Avenue North in Williams Lake.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Eleventh Avenue North resident Jim McIntyre wants drivers to slow down and be more attentive.

“My 11-year-old son walks to Cataline School and I’m really worried about his and other students’ safety,” he said.

Every time McIntyre stops to observe the traffic he sees driving habits that make him cringe.

Recently a silver Camaro sped down the street in excess of 100 kilometres an hour, he said as an example.

“I’ve seen a girl painting her nails while she was driving. I’ve seen a guy reading with his book up on the steering wheel.”

And he constantly sees people who are on their cell phones either talking or texting while driving.

McIntyre has lived on Eleventh Avenue for just over a year and hopes to raise awareness of his concerns.

Community safety co-ordinator Dave Dickson said community policing’s Speed Watch Program hasn’t been contacted by McIntyre, but he encouraged him to contact the office.

“We’d be happy to work with him by sending out some of our volunteers,” he said.

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