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