A winter driving message

I was driving to Nelway on Monday, November 20, at approximately 11 a.m. Near Ymir I hit a whiteout snowstorm.

I was driving to Nelway on Monday, November 20, at approximately 11 a.m. Near Ymir I hit a whiteout snowstorm.

Visibility was poor to nil when, in an instant, my worst fear appeared. Four headlights coming directly at me. A logging truck was passing a Columbia Brewery semi, but all I saw was truck tires and logs racing by my window. Luck was in my favour as there was no snow banked on the side of the road and I was able to squeeze over to slow down.

If a school bus or perhaps a Greyhound bus would have been in this situation, there most likely would have been a disaster.

The reason for this letter is simple. For all the commercial drivers and pleasure drivers on the road this winter, please, please slow down when the weather is inclement. Use common sense and think of your passengers and others on the road.

For the driver of that semi I would simply ask that you take time to take another driving test, you know the ones that don’t come in a cereal box.

Vern Hellekson

Nelson

 

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