Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Hazardous road situation

The hazard is caused by road markings

I write to alert the driving public of a hazardous road situation on Kinney Avenue — hopefully, too, my letter will get the attention of the responsible city bureaucrat who can easily eliminate the hazard with the proper use of a little paint.

The hazard is caused by road markings that, if followed, could lead to a driver driving into a high curb. Driving from west to east on Kinney Avenue, and approaching the intersection of Kinney and Skaha Lake Road, the yellow centre line road marking rightfully guides a driver safely to the intersection; the white curb-side road marking however guides a driver into a high curb. A short distance before the intersection the unpainted sidewalk curb swings to the left (north) and squeezes into the driving lane; perversely, just before the curb swings left the white road marking swings to the right (south) into the curb.

In daylight, or on a clear night, this stupid bit of road marking would be of little or no concern, however, on a dark and rainy night it is of great concern. With oncoming car headlights shining into a driver’s eyes, a wet windshield and a black unseeable road surface, he/she may be unable to see the yellow centre line and therefore must rely instead on the white curb-side road marking for visual clues. A driver following such visual cues will slam into the curb at a 40 degree angle. Several tire scuff marks on the curb indicate that some drivers have in the past hit the curb at this point.

Drivers beware! City bureaucrat, take corrective action and eliminate this road hazard.

Donald F. Deeprose


Just Posted

SOWINS receives $1,000 from Wednesday Night Ladies Club

The money will go to support the society’s Transition House and other programs

Okanagan hosts Mexico for soccer

The Okanagan Masters League won both matches against their Mexican counterparts

Ogopogo and Shuswaggi aren’t the only lake monsters to have legendary status

While both have legend status in the Okanagan-Shuswap regions there are said to be more

Penticton students take aim at bullying with Be Kind initiative

The initiative aims to replace Anti-Bullying Day with year-round activities.

Security footage shows grab and go of cash in Penticton business break-in

Marla Black is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who broke into Winemaster

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

One-in-five British Columbians think they’ll win big while gambling: study

Roughly 58 per cent of British Columbians bought at least one lottery ticket in past year

Epic overtime battle, big turnout for memorial night to late owner of Okanagan hockey team

The KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs hounoured Grant Sheridan with a win in the team’s home-opener

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

Most Read