This was intended for cyclists like myself, but it also applies to pedestrians, and I guess motorists (the good ones). I commute from Windsor Street, Halifax, to Main Street, Dartmouth, and back, 4 days a week. 19kms round-trip, 45-60 minutes, with about 12 minutes of bullshit.
The bridge, sucks.
North street, sucks.
Ochterloney, Prince Albert, Main Street, suck suck suck.
I could rant about nearly getting killed or maimed on a daily basis, but those of you who know what I’m talking about, feel my pain. Also, do you really think your average motorist reads The Coast? I think not, so why address a dear Jane/John letter to someone who’s never going to read it?
Here’s what you can do, as I do:
When someone breaks the law, report their ass. The police non-emergency number is 490-5016. Have the make and model of the vehicle, a description of the driver, what happened and where and when, and the license plate. If it is serious enough, they will send an officer to their home. If it’s serious enough to press charges, you can. And you should.
At the very least, when a walker/cyclist doesn’t have my awesome car-evading reflexes, and a motorist kills them blowing a crosswalk on a red-light, they’ll have a previous record/report of shit-ass driving, and they’ll be sent to prison, where they belong.
There is no such thing as a car accident. My life is worth more than someone getting to the next red light and line of cars faster than the car behind them.
Happy reporting. 490-5016.