Letter to the editor 1, June 15, 2017

Vaudreuil Racing Season

Dear Editor,

Now that new stop lines have been painted, which also act as start lines, racing is in full swing on Cité-des-Jeunes Boulevard in either direction, from the junctions of Rue Durocher and Blvd. Jeannotte. For those who are not familiar with this part of Cité-des-Jeunes, it is a dual carriageway built especially for racing.

There used to be a stop sign halfway along at Rue Leclerc, but this was removed because it interfered with the racing wheel spin that generally indicates racing has begun. In rain and shine (and sometimes snow and ice), all kinds of vehicles take part, including cars, SUVs, trucks large and small, even garbage trucks on some weekday afternoons and, horror of horrors, school buses, but thankfully with no kids aboard (so far).

The drivers are all ages, mainly male, although the scooter and motorcycle riders tend to be younger and have great difficulty stopping at the finish lines (stop signs).

Marshals (police) are generally very noticeable by their absence on race days which occur generally on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

The marshals do sometimes appear on Monday and Tuesday mid-mornings.

So the question is who wants a race?

John Davis


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