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Whistler needs to take a stand and show the rest of the country and the world that we care more about the people of this world than about showcasing an $18 million roof.
It’s your call
I read Cindy Filipenko’s tragic article on the carnage on our highway and I was surprised there wasn’t an appeal from the RCMP for drivers to call when they see aggressive or dangerous driving.
I was struck but not surprised that 80 per cent of traffic accidents are a caused occurrence and preventable. We’ve all driven north and been behind a car that’s swerving a bit and hoped that they were only going to Alpine or Emerald. We’ve all seen reckless drivers cross the centre line, pass around corners or tailgate so they can get to Park Royal 20 cars ahead of you.
People who choose to drive this way always have an excuse and it’s rarely the fact that they are entirely selfish. They need help in recognizing they have a problem or they’ll continue to put other people’s lives at risk again and again.
No one wants to be a whistle blower and land someone with a DUI or dangerous driving charge but there comes a time when everyone on the road needs to look out for each other and make the call. It’s your phone so you can be the judge… but the call you make may save lives.
Short of being the family member on the tragic end of a call from the RCMP, the worst feeling would be to ignore a dangerous driver or give them “one more” chance and then see the mangled wreck of their car and two others further up the highway. It’s your call.
Juryn’s dream becoming reality
I am writing on behalf of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association, from North Vancouver. I would like to thank your news group for the article posted in the Oct. 18th issue regarding "Memorial planned for Richard Juryn Oct. 25".
I was (and remain) a fellow NSMBA director, plus a personal and professional acquaintance of Richard Juryn. He hired me to work with him and Dan London on the IMBA World Mountain Bike Conference in Whistler in June 2006; an event that doubled its attendance from the previous year's event, to 420 delegates and brought visitors to Whistler, representing 20 international countries. I will never forget the start of that week's WORCA Toonie ride — you would think it was the Tour de France.
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