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

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

LETTER: Variable speed system a waste of money

‘$25 million would have been much more useful if it had been spent on increased traffic monitoring’

Well driving from Chilliwack to Abbotsford this morning I was sure pleased to see the variable speed signs finally working after a year of construction. While driving speeding at 103 to 105 kilometres per hour (km/h) I noticed I was still one of if not the slowest vehicles on the road. Many were speeding at their usual pace of 115 to 125 km/h, even many transport trucks.

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There was even one RCMP car on the side of the road but I guess he was having coffee as he did not stop anyone but then again, I suppose they don’t issue tickets until 150 km/h or so.

As I have stated before, this idea was a complete waste of money.

The $25 million would have been much more useful if it had been spent on increased traffic monitoring and just imagine how much money would have been given to the province’s deficit.

Well, congrats to Mr. Horgan for winning the election, but I hope you make better decisions this term.

Tom Duncan

Chilliwack

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