Bad drivers a danger to Williams Lake school children

Residents in Williams Lake are concerned about excessive speed and distracted driving posing a safety hazard for school children.

  • Oct. 24, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Citizens in Williams Lake are concerned about traffic safety in residential areas.

In two separate petitions delivered to the city, residents from Foster Way and residents from Third Avenue North near Marie Sharpe Elementary School, voiced safety concerns to city council Tuesday.

Concerns were about speeds in excess of 70 kilometres an hour, and the observation that drivers are often talking or texting on their cell phones.

Council has referred the petitions to city staff for a report, and to the safer communities coordinator in hopes the Speed Watch program might conduct some traffic monitoring at those sites in the near future.