The province’s speed limit rollback on a section of Highway 1 doesn’t go far enough, according to the Savona area director.
Ronaye Elliott says she’s happy to see speed reduced from 100 kilometers per hour to 90 on Highway 1 between Tobiano and Savona.
But she says the province missed by not extending the reduction to Cherry Creek.
“We need all of the Cherry Creek, Tobiano and Savona. The whole area along that lake, it’s very dangerous and we’ve had lots of accidents,” Elliott says. “I mean we’ve had a couple of deaths and several other accidents this summer.”
Elliott says there have been enough serious accidents through Cherry Creek to warrant a speed reduction there.
“Some of those curves were not built the way they should’ve been for the kind of angle that they’re on. And people, when they’re driving too fast, they end up in an accident.”
The province rolled back speeds by 10 kilometers on parts of 15 B-C highways on Tuesday.
Apart from dropping speeds through Cherry Creek, Elliott says turn lanes are needed at Rodeo Drive and Highway 1, something she says she’s asked the province to put in.