LETTER: Reflective election signs no friend to new drivers

A Langley voter isn’t pleased with some of the brightly-reflective signs.

Dear Editor,

It is a dangerous time to be a new driver!

My daughter is 16 and has her L license. It is a nerve wracking time to be a parent teaching a new driver and it is a stressful time to be a student learning how to maneuver a vehicle safely while remembering the rules of the road.

While driving home last night in the dark, my daughter and I were bombarded with election signs containing reflective stickers.

Apparently, this is not against any bylaws, but I would argue, why not? Driving at night is dangerous at the best of times for even seasoned drivers, but when you add in unnecessary information jumping out at new drivers, diverting their attention to this candidate or the next, you put us all in peril.

Reflective elements should be limited to road signs which are important, not election signs which are not. Because in the end, if you’ve caused me or my kid an accident while trying to get my vote, the chances are, I’m not voting for you.

Misty van Popta

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