Letter: Another flagger dies; when will you slow down?

You have all seen our signs, trucks and my favorite our cones. Why don’t you slow down?

To the editor:

Well,we lost another co worker today. Run over by a vehicle in a well-marked work zone, just trying to do her job. When is the driving public ever going to understand that we are human traffic signals, made of flesh and bones? A traffic control person (TCP) are highly trained and accredited workers involved in construction, infrastructure, utility and anything else to do with roads, lane closures, primarily dealing with general public safety.

You have all seen our signs, trucks and my favorite our cones. Why don’t you slow down? The first indication will be our signs, these signs tell a story of what’s to be expected ahead of you. This is a good time to slow down. The next sign will say prepare to stop. You should listen to this sign, followed by a flagger ahead sign, work zone ahead, prepare to stop, traffic control person ahead…

Are you reading this story? Can we all just slow down and choose life over stupidity. I’m a husband, father, grandfather and I’m a TCP.

Paul LeBlanc, Kelowna

Just Posted

Submissions sought for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

University’s annual short-story contest enters its 21st year

Kelowna School students fundraise for community foodbank

Students at Willowstone Academy look to fill christmas hampers

Eviction notices for Kelowna seniors serve as cautionary tale

The seniors have a roof over their head for now

West Kelowna Powers Creek slope being monitored

The Powers Creek area of Glen Canyon Regional Park is being monitored

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Single-bridge option chosen to replace Highway 1 bridge in Sicamous

Five-lane span selected over plan with second bridge at Sicamous’ Main Street

Highway 1 closed between Revelstoke and Golden

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

B.C. trustee’s anti-LGBTQ comments got him barred from schools

Barry Neufeld calls vote to leave him off liaison list ‘workplace discrimination’

Most Read