It’s summer time, which means road construction season for the wonderful province of Saskatchewan. This is all hunky-dory when the municipal government doesn’t decide to do it all at once in the same area (you’re shit out of luck, Saskatoon residents). Or is it? I’ve got a huge number of friends and family who work in the road management and construction sectors, and they tell stories that could make your blood run cold. Why? Because there is a complete disregard for the safety of our road workers in the province, and as much as I like to pin things to the government (who doesn’t?) in this case they are only responsible for part of the debacle that is road safety.
The rest of the responsibility for this issue falls with every damn person reading this article. You fuckers.
I say the government is responsible for one simple reason, and it’s probably something you’ve never thought of (go figure). It’s pretty straightforward: whereas the regional depot managers under the provincial umbrella of the Department of Highways are very stringent in their regulations regarding the placement of signage and the times of day when it is appropriate, municipal governments are not. The DOH can not leave “men at work” and other road safety signs posted when there is no need for them, but in nearly every major civic center signage is posted around the clock when it is evident there are no workers on site. In essence, the fat pricks at the Cities of Saskatoon and Regina are fucking the entire system by teaching their citizens that construction signage has essentially no meaning. People from these cities are conditioned to use their better judgement (faulty, if it fucking exists at all) to determine whether or not to follow the law. This is a major problem that, if these morons had ever spent a day in the field, they would understand and (theoretically) rectify. Like I said though, fatheads in city hall can only be held accountable for a small portion of the problem, and I’d like to breach the topic of the remaining responsibility in the form of a question:
Are you a fucking dog that can be conditioned to whatever is convenient, or are you a sentient human being that gives enough of a shit about your fellow students to add five minutes to your drive time to save their lives?
That’s right, geniuses. Huge numbers of our own engineering students are hired on for the summer as labourers, supervisors, consultants and technicians to work on our roads and every time you drive above the speed limit in a construction zone, you’re putting them at risk. As far as I’m concerned, you are single-handedly responsible for every death that ever has/will occur on a Saskatchewan road construction zone every time you break this law.
And yes, it is the law. In fact, new standards have just been put in place to ensure that speed limit signs in construction zones are white rather than orange, because some dipshit of a driver’s education instructor told you all once that “coloured signs are only a suggestion” in passing, and you were enough of a lazy cunt to make sure that was the only thing you took out of the class. Even when these signs are not posted, the speed limit reduction is still in effect. It’s usually pretty obvious because of all the FLASHING FUCKING LIGHTS MOUNTED ON THE TOP OF THE DAMN VEHICLES. Apparently this is too hard to figure out, because people still blow by our men and women every day because they’re ignorant, or too blind to be driving anyway.
Makes me sick.
I suppose you’d like an example. Last summer, a young flagperson (dude with the flippy sign) was struck and killed by a driver who had skipped the line she had created by doing her damn job before the drunk cunt drove off down the road. There’s been a lot of controversy over the Crown prosecutors making an example out of this guy, so let me clear it up for you.
This motherfucker killed an innocent young woman who had moved to our province to find a more prosperous life than she had previously, and for no other reason than that he is a selfish, arrogant piece of shit. The Crown is going after this guy like a tank full of tiger sharks going for a butchered side of meat. For once, they got something right. There’s been a lot of talk like “rehab blah blah blah he needs acceptance back into society” from the shitheads (hippies) in the crowd. I’ll tell you what this guy needs:
He needs to spend the rest of his shitty life rotting in a cell up in Sask Pen with a 400 lb biker who will fuck him so hard day in and day out that his bunghole starts to look like the Grand Fucking Canyon. If someone told me that it would happen, I would call it Supreme Justice like it has never been served to such a chump before.
What I’m getting at is pretty simple: set an example. Be “that guy” who actually does 60 clicks going under the new Circle Dr bridge site, and keep our friends and family safe.