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Highway intersection in Peachland unsafe

Dear Editor:

Anyone who has driven north up Highway 97 through Peachland and up Drought Hill with any regularity is aware of the potential dangers of this intersection.

Cars turning north on to the highway often will pull out and accelerate right in front of a pack of cars driving at the posted limit.

Those of us who use this highway regularly are very cautious and often drive slower than the posted limit because we are aware that a bad driver might make the turn up Drought Hill.

The fact that no institution responsible for highway safety has done anything about this unsafe intersection is tragic.

Something deadly will happen there some day and it will have been preventable.

The news is filled with stories of deadly crashes on roads that locals knew full-well were not safe.

The intersection at the bottom of Drought Hill at Huston road and Highway 97 is one of these places.

Please act to prevent what is inevitable at this poorly designed intersection.

Please do it before somebody dies there.

Warren Hurd

Peachland

 

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