August 21st, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 190821
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Speed Limits
Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
This week I want to talk about the speed limit changes in the Pass in a personal way before I report on it factually next week.

For me, I see no real problem in the changes.

These changes will make our community safer in those stretches of highway, which should be something everyone is on board with.

While there are concerns that this will cause even longer waits while getting through the Crowsnest Pass on long weekends and summer breaks, I believe that safety is still something that was looked at as the top priority and I appreciate that.

I may not have lived here that long yet, but I can still attest to wait times getting on the highways as well.

It’s frustrating to wait, but I’ve always felt that when I choose to turn on at certain locations I’m doing so unsafely due to the speed of vehicles.
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With these changes, people will now be able to gain access to the highway without feeling the need to put the pedal to the floor to get into the flow of highway traffic.

The problem will also be lessened when the new set of lights are up at the centre access in Blairmore.

While there may be other intersections that need lights as well, it’s a step in the right direction.

Clearly this is something the province and municipality felt was needed for our community.

I have a feeling they didn’t change the speed limits just for fun.

They put their time into figuring out if these changes are correct and I believe they made the right choice.

It may take a little longer to get from point A to point B but at least people will be getting there in one piece.
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