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LETTER: Rising police budget doesn't reflect noise enforcement

'We lie in bed late at night and hear bikes and cars loudly racing all over and likely disturbing many tax-paying citizens,' says letter writer
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BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at raymond@barrietoday.com. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following is in response to 'LETTER: Noisy vehicle 'problem is real and goes unchecked',' published Sept. 22.
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I have to agree with the gentleman who suggests we pursue contract policing with the OPP.

My wife and I were sitting on the Donaleigh's patio downtown on Tuesday evening, likely for the last time this summer, and were inundated by noisy cars, bikes and trucks. Not a police cruiser in site the entire time we were having dinner, nor did we see one during our entire route through the downtown core.

There is literally no enforcement! If this is the police presence downtown, there is likely no hope for other communities, such as Duckworth Plaza and others.

We lie in bed late at night and hear bikes and cars loudly racing all over and likely disturbing many tax-paying citizens.

The same lack of enforcement is obvious at any main intersection along the Mapleview Drive corridor as the norm is to have a half-dozen cars continuing to make turns after light has turned red. How many collisions are reported at these intersections? I have seen many, some serious.

Where is our well-paid police presence as the police budget continues to rise and rise? 

Does Barrie even have a traffic division?

Is anyone else getting fed up?

John White
Barrie

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