You can’t cure stupid drivers

Dear editor,

What the blazes are people thinking about?

Dear editor,

What the blazes are people thinking about?

Oops, sorry, my bad — you can’t cure stupid.

The Ryan-Lerwick corner has never caused a crash. (Neither has the Malahat.)

Stupid drivers have caused crashes. I cannot count the number of

times I have seen people run red lights at Ryan and Lerwick (some at very high speeds) and at other intersections in town.

The speed limit on Ryan Road is 60 km/h not 90 or 100. Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, you can’t cure stupid.

I cannot count the number of times I have seen people blow stop signs while, and/or, talking on their cells at the same time. I guess the rules of the road do not apply to them.

Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, you can’t cure stupid.

I cannot count the number of times I have seen people passing on double solid lines and on curves on 19A at speeds well over the speed limit. Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, you can’t cure stupid.

I cannot count the number of times I have observed people tail-gating, passing, speeding through Black Creek well over the posted speed limit. Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, you can’t cure stupid.

It is time we quit blaming government, whether town, city or province, or anybody else for that matter. They are not the problem. Stupid drivers are the problem. Did I say stupid drivers? Sorry, I forgot, you can’t cure stupid.

Wake up folks, slow down, pay attention and take time to smell the roses. In the process we’d save one heck of a pile of money, which in the long run is coming out of our pockets.

J. Massey,

Courtenay