Too Fast, Too Furious


Almost witnessed a death on Barrington the other day, not by a rogue lightning strike or a horde of vicious vermin that run rampant downtown, but by careless acceleration of your imported automobile. If that young women wasn't paying attention while stepping out onto the crosswalk, or didn't hear you push that engine to speeds of 70-80km/h through what we know to be one of, if not the busiest street in Halifax, she would've most definitely been killed or seriously injured.

Luckily for you the authorities had their back turned to your little stunt like many others, and furthermore to an issue that needs to be addressed. After witnessing what happens to a community after losing a youth to reckless driving early last summer, I know that more has to be done by the HRP and the RCMP than just setting up a couple more check points every month, because even after a horrific accident occurs due to this nonsense, people just don't learn. And I know it's as much the driver's responsibility to drive safe as it is the job of the police to ensure tragedies like this don't happen again, but if nothing is done then incidents like this will be bound to repeat themselves until something changes. —Stricter laws

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