Justice system, ICBC at fault

ICBC and the court system fail to take true steps in preventing and properly handing down adequate sentences for such crimes.

Editor: It is always unfortunate to read of someone’s life being cut short and taken tragically. What’s even more tragic is the fact that Brent Parent is yet another example of  how ICBC, as well as the court system, fail to take true steps in preventing and properly handing down adequate sentences for such crimes.

Five suspensions and 64 driving convictions is a joke. The warnings were clear evidence that Parent was and still remains a hazard to drivers across the province.

There are many, many people with similar driving convictions still trolling the roads, until another preventable tragedy takes place. Had the proper steps been taken on many levels to ensure safety in his case, then family and friends would not be forever without their loved one.

I believe that Parent was the driver of the truck, but the justice system as well as ICBC, were and are the vehicle that allowed this horrible tragedy to take place.

T. Greer,

Langley

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