Letter – Roundabout needs rules

I'm writing to express my growing concern regarding the functioning of the new roundabouts at Pat Bay and McTavish.

Roundabout needs rules

I’m writing to express my growing concern regarding the functioning of the new roundabouts at Pat Bay and McTavish. Regardless of your take on it, as a resident of the area who uses it multiple times per day, I need to point out a gaping hole of a safety concern: I would wager that 1 out of 3 drivers have no idea what the laws are regarding roundabouts. I have nearly been hit a few times this week by uninformed drivers entering without yielding, and have stopped suddenly behind drivers who think they need to yield to a vehicle entering the roundabout. I implore the government of North Saanich, the Province of B.C., and even ICBC to do the absolute minimum in terms of driver education on this matter: post signs approaching the intersection advising motorists to ”yield to vehicles already in roundabout,” or “vehicles in roundabout have the right-of-way.” An ounce of prevention…

Chris Van Sickle,

North Saanich

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