Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?
When you’re on Anthony Henday Drive, how fast are you going?
On my first trip, I was surprised to discover the speed limit was only 100 km/h.
It seemed like a road that was designed for 110 km/h.
Judging by the number of people passing me, I was not alone in that thought.
I’m sure the province thought 100 km/h was the safest for all of us.
Speed becomes an issue every winter as people call in to ask us to tell drivers on the Henday to slow down when it’s icy or turn their lights on in poor visibility.
As for going 110 km/h on the Henday when it’s perfect pavement, Police Chief Rod Knecht is on board with that, so maybe if we all sent a message to Transportation Minister Brian Mason.
He’s been pretty forward thinking on other important highway issues, like those around Cochrane and Tofield and Fort Saskatchewan.
And, let me know what you think about speed limits, in general, from the school way to the highway.