A role of Government is to solve problems. This week pcsask.ca has a solution to highway intersection tragedies.
We do not yet know why the semi-trailer truck hit the Humboldt Broncs’ bus. Why did the truck driver not hear audio GPS warnings from a system in his truck?
Available GPS technology can send an audible warning to drivers that they are approaching an intersection, street light, or stop sign.
The Progressive Conservative Party (pcsask.ca) proposes mandatory GPS warning systems in all commercial trucks operating in Saskatchewan.
If a driver hears; warning stop sign 300 meters ahead; warning intersection with a through highway 250 meters; warning stop sign 200 meters ahead, the driver is likely to stop.
The solution will not cost the province any tax money and will cost the trucking companies one-half the price of a tire. The NDP and Sask. Party only understand to throw taxpayers’ money on the problem.
This is another progressive solution from pcsask.ca.
Grant Schmidt - President
PC Party of Saskatchewan