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Letters: City of Richmond should protect pedestrians

Dear Editor, Re: “Richmond RCMP issue 34 violation tickets in 3 hour operation,” Online, Dec. 23. Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit were quoted as issuing 34 tickets and four vehicle impounds in the space of three hours.
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Dear Editor,

Re: “Richmond RCMP issue 34 violation tickets in 3 hour operation,” Online, Dec. 23.

Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit were quoted as issuing 34 tickets and four vehicle impounds in the space of three hours.

Imagine if they had run this operation for a few more hours each day, on a few more streets, for a few more weeks. It would become immediately obvious Richmond has a very serious driver crime problem.

This is something that has been obvious to pedestrians for years.

Richmond City leadership needs to face the challenge of driver crime (both Motor Vehicle Act violations and Criminal Code violations). 

Even when including the complications of this COVID-19 era, the safety of citizens is paramount.

I wonder if city leadership has the necessary capability, skills and motivation to face the obvious.

J. Lloyd

RICHMOND