Speed displays work

Even new drivers, who supposedly just passed an exam on rules of the road, are speeding through playground and school zones

I’m puzzled at the objection to speed reader displays in school zones, in the letter from G. R. Latham in your Dec. 5 issue.

Even new drivers, who supposedly just passed an exam on rules of the road, are speeding through playground and school zones.

The collective of voters in Oak Bay just made a bed that everyone will have to live in for four years. Hopefully, Latham will join we who advocate more police feet on the street to re-educate drivers.

Speed displays will not stop deliberately dangerous drivers, who will ignore them. But they sure obey the limits if they think they see a police vehicle – I’ve seen an amazing difference when a white van was parked before a speed zone, and total compliance when a police car was.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich