To the editor,
After reading a letter to the editor July 17, I sat in amazement at what was written about wanting the highway twinned from Sutherland River to Antigonish because it was stated that statistics do not lie.
But wait a minute, statisticians do not always tell the whole story. Yes the highway in question is a two-lane highway but it also has passing lanes and was well put together by a highway engineer that did the plans for the highway.
Now stop and ask yourself when was the last time you read your driver’s handbook or paid attention to the rules of the road, for I see it all the time including on four-lane highways, people driving too fast, using cellphones, texting, passing on the right hand side. And in our towns’ stop signs and red lights do not mean anything to a lot of people who drive. So who is at fault, the highway or the driver – I would say the driver wanting to get somewhere before they left home.
So folks, stop and ask yourself, is it the highway at fault or is it the driver? Yes I would like to see more twinned highways but I also see many accidents on them as well. So read your handbook and drive the way you are supposed to and the accident rate will go down, you can be sure. In closing, I sure hope that no one asks to have our sidewalks twinned for I am not sure what we would do then. Thank you and drive safe.