Stop signs should be regularly checked to ensure they’re visible

I hope the driver who was ticketed for going through the stop sign at Dorman Road has his case dismissed.

To the Editor,

Re: Driver fights ticket due to hidden stop sign, March 31.

I hope the driver who was ticketed for going through the stop sign at Dorman Road has his case dismissed.

I am not new to Nanaimo but had also missed seeing that obscured stop sign in the past until one day my husband, who was with me, saw it and called out for me to stop.

Kudos to the driver for following up with officials – he should not be penalized after taking steps to point out a safety issue that no doubt impacted many, particularly since the sign configuration has since been changed – that should speak favourably for him, that it was recognized as a potential hazard.

Michele FrameNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: Driver fights ticket due to hidden stop sign, March 31.

Just wanted to say what can happen when a stop sign is hidden.

My older sister and five other teenage girls were in a car driving from a grass hockey game during school hours and a willow tree was covering the stop sign. The driver only yielded rather than a full stop, as the sign wasn’t visible. Three of the girls were killed, including my sister. A truck driver going over the speed limit couldn’t stop in time and hit their vehicle. This was back in 1969 in Kelowna when schools didn’t necessarily have buses to drive students to and from events.

It would be wise for all stop signs to be checked regularly.

Marilee KrogelNanaimo