District of Kent’s Highway 9 is an unsafe street

Left-hand turns extremely difficult onto the highway

In response to the article Roads treated like raceways – 5 March 2015 I would like to add Highway 9 to the list of unsafe streets.  I live at the south end of Mackay Crescent.  In the summertime, and particularly on the weekends, it is extremely difficult to make a left hand turn onto the highway.  The posted speed limit is 50 km but is ignored by most drivers.  However, it isn’t just the speed that is a problem; it is the volume of traffic which has to go through Agassiz to get to Harrison.  A light or even a 4 way stop at the corner would slow down traffic and make left hand turns safe.

Sandy Wardle