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Drivers need police help, too

Dear editor,The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) talk a good game about highway safety when it comes to our trucks, but what about our lives?On Friday Apr. 20, I was driving eastbound through the const...


Dear editor,

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) talk a good game about highway safety when it comes to our trucks, but what about our lives?

On Friday Apr. 20, I was driving eastbound through the construction zone between kilometre markers 156 and 164 on Hwy. 401 just before London, Ont.

First I heard a bang on the side of the truck and then my windshield spidered right before my eyes.

There were small pieces of glass all over my dash and face, but somehow none went in my eyes.

When I managed to pull over safely I found there were three other trucks with damage, as well.

I phoned the OPP and reported the incident.

We waited an hour before an officer arrived on the scene and of course by that time they found nothing.

Now if a truck did this to a four-wheeler by accident – not even on purpose – they would have been all over that driver like a second skin.

All I’m asking for is a little fair play.

We have families that want us to come home safe and sound too. n

A. Vermeer

From email


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