Letters to the Province: Permanent daylight time: The U.S. can follow our lead

Let’s stay where we are and never have to change our clocks again. The U.S. can follow our lead.

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In a 2019 poll, B.C. residents were 93 per cent in favour of daylight savings time becoming permanent.

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Premier David Eby is not the leader I thought he would be. He has said we should leave the clock changes as they are now until western U.S. states lead the way. Using that criteria, why don’t we go back to imperial measurements, as we went metric on our own?

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Let’s stay where we are and never have to change our clocks again. The U.S. can follow our lead.

Allan Watt, Penticton

Nervous about highway safety

As we approach the end of another winter, the carnage on the highways in B.C. continues. Winter driving for motorists demands the driver’s utmost attention at all times and in all conditions.

Sadly, recent fatalities on our local highways most certainly could have been prevented, but instead have left a trail of broken hearts. How many times have we heard that the accident was caused by “weather conditions,” “improper road maintenance,” “driving too fast for road conditions,” or “lack of traffic enforcement?” The latter reason would be at the bottom of my list, but having said that, one cannot rule it out.

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I am nervous when I am faced with passing a semi trailer, whether it be loaded or empty, regardless of existing road conditions at the time. Can you blame me when a fair number of recent road incidents have involved this type of commercial transport?

I believe the answer lies in two words: slow down. As always, a number of other factors come into play, such as inexperienced drivers, insufficient training, fatigue, driver deadlines. I believe the B.C. motor vehicle branch needs to assess all avenues of the general safety of our highways and that of the motorist travelling thereon.

G. Buttuls, Kamloops

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