Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Yale Road West on Nov. 20, 2020, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Yale Road West on Nov. 20, 2020, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Variable speed signs are a waste of money

‘What a waste of our tax dollars’

Travelling towards Abbotsford from Chilliwack around 6 p.m. recently, I was going about 105 kilometres per hour (km/h). I was by far the slowest vehicle on the road. Even semi-trucks were passing me at a rate of probably 115-to-120 km/h.

The variable speed notification signs beside the speed sign of 100 km/h were blank. After passing a couple of these blank signs I noticed a large stream of red lights ahead so I immediately slowed down and eventually passed an accident of four vehicles, probably caused by excessive speeding.

There was no notification that there was an accident ahead, nothing telling us to slow down.

So, the expense of this variable speed corridor, which cost us $25 million, was for something that does absolutely nothing.

What a waste of our tax dollars.

Tom Duncan

Chilliwack

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