Highway 2 fatalities raise safety concerns

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A recent fatal vehicle collision may be raising concerns about the safety of Highway 2 from Pouce Coupe to the Alberta border.

Although that section of the highway is quite straight, it is a very busy highway says Transportation Minister and MLA for Peace River South Blair Lekstrom.

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Lekstrom says he has drafted a letter regarding the highway. He says it addresses the road’s maintenance, as well as its designation.

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Lekstrom says he will be looking into various ways to improve road safety in the area, including potentially discontinuing the use of liquid calcium used in road maintenance, but says not even the best highway in the world can counteract driver error or carelessness.

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At least five fatal collisions have occurred since November, 2010 on the stretch of Highway 2 near Tomslake.

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