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Letter to the editor: Turnoff letter a turn off

I agree coming from the Vanderhoof side it's a good view, however it's downhill, a broken line for passing, and the turn onto Lloyd at around a 60 degree onto the road forces you to slow down to do the turn.
04 Dangerous Lloyd Drive - Highway 16 intersection
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided this conceptual aerial photograph which shows the proposed changes to the intersection of Highway 16 and Lloyd Drive west of Prince George near Cluzulz Lake, Residents who own property on the south side of the lake say the intersection is dangerous and the road has to be widened to allow turning lanes

I have just read the response to the article regarding the turn off to Lloyd Road by Mr. Dietrich.

He has a valid point in watching the traffic flow for safety but other than that he has lost the point of the article.

When approaching the turn from the P G side it is open and pretty flat but it's also an indicated broken line for passing.

What he's missing here is that if I was waiting to turn left onto Lloyd from the highway there is a  50/50 chance someone two or more vehicles back has not realized, because they can't see through the vehicles ahead, that I am turning, therefore decide to pass the slowing traffic . There's your side impact collision or rear end as they try to regain control. This is the position I have been in a few times, or they just don't see the indication and have to go by on the shoulder side to avoid a collision.

Again, I agree coming from the Vanderhoof side it's a good view, however it's downhill, a broken line for passing, and the turn onto Lloyd at around a 60 degree onto the road forces you to slow down to do the turn.

These points are what he has missed. Great, drive the highway like you should and nothing will ever happen. What are the odds of that? People overdrive and are rushed all the time. The article and request of turning lanes is simply to ensure safety to both the person turning and on the highway.

You can't simply open your eyes to others blindness.

Sorry, David, but until you are the one turning there you will probably never experience the danger factor nor comprehend the issue as you zip by down the highway.

John Morrison

Prince George