We propose that the Department of Highways lowers the speed limit at the intersection of Highway 11 and Grasswood to 80 kph. The speed limit there is presently 100 kph, whereby we all know people often travel 115 kph with no fear of a ticket. Therefore at this important, busy and confusing intersection we have cars entering the busiest highway in the area from a dead stop trying to merge with transport trucks, motorcycles, passenger cars and trucks, buses, etc, travelling at speeds in excess of 115kph. There are multiple collisions at this intersection every year, most accidents at these speeds result in serious injuries or death to the occupants of the vehicles and guaranteed totaled vehicles. We want the speed limit lowered to 80 kph as a public safety issue. Accidents at 80 kph are much less likely to cause injury and death as accidents at 100 kph, also at the lower speed, drivers will be much better equipped to deal with a driving emergency.
Not only does excessive speed at this intersection cost us lives but also hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.