Election signs distract drivers
In recent months, distracted driving has become a major issue all across Canada — and so it should be!
I find it both distracting and very, very upsetting that those who claim such concern over accidents and incidents caused by a hundred forms of distracted driving have stood by and seen hundreds of election signs and boards placed along most of our major roads ... and said nothing!
The signs have obviously no other intent than to draw drivers’ attention. Watching — and attempting to read — those signs deliberately and knowingly takes a driver’s eyes and attention from the road!
If provincial authorities who are so diligent as to enact distracted driving legislation do not — and will not — take action to ban roadside signing such as these elections signs, then our own city authorities must pass bylaws to do so!
Andrew C. Moffat