Letter: Just say ‘No’ to billboards in Coquitlam

The Editor, Re. “Coquitlam, want electronic billboards?” (The Tri-City News, Sept. 12).

The Editor,

Re. “Coquitlam, want electronic billboards?” (The Tri-City News, Sept. 12).

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I guess lawyers will be looking forward to suing the city of Coquitlam when a driver is distracted by one of these LED billboards, if city council approves them.

The whole purpose is to sell stuff, which means causing drivers to take their eyes off the road while driving.

Once a family is killed in an accident caused by one of these signs, we will all be paying a mammoth settlement.

I hope someone will ask a few questions during all-candidates meetings.

I gave up riding motorcycles after 60 years of enjoyment due to cellphone-crazy drivers whom I came upon every trip.

And now add these distractions to these proposed highway signs and what more to you need to see more death and injury?

So what if the city makes thousands of dollars. Advertisers often sell stuff we don’t need or where you can find the closest happy hour.

Please do the right thing, Coquitlam. We don’t need our streets to look like a highway outside of Hope.

Brian Robinson, Coquitlam 

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