Lawn signs, boon or bane in QB?

They may be part of our democracy, but signs can pose a hazard

It is election time again and the forest of signs is growing each day.

These signs serve no justifiable purpose, other than putting the candidate’s name, and in some cases face, before the voting public.

Anyone who follows the print media or attends candidates’ meetings, quickly becomes familiar with these names, and more importantly, gathers in each candidates’ general vision, and specific policies.

Signs do not do this; they are superfluous, provide nothing in the way of aesthetics, and most probably, are a real danger to the general public.

Election signs are a distraction to the driving and walking public.  Take the test yourself; are you looking at these signs when you should be looking at the traffic or the pedestrian strolling down our streets?

People do look at them, simply because they are there. Private lawns, public boulevards and intersections probably create the least danger.

But the roundabout is another matter. Here we have drivers, trying to watch four accesses and egresses, pedestrian crosswalks and cyclists, while travelling in a circular path, all the while trying to look at this jungle of signs. Is this not a recipe for an serious accident?

Let us ban all election signs from the streets of Qualicum Beach and let our town look like the town it is advertised as being; welcoming, beautiful and safe.  Maybe this could be a plank upon which one of the candidates might run.

Edward Gregory

 

Qualicum Beach

 

 

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