As busy as our city by-law officers are enforcing all those city rules, they will now be coming to our dead-end street to see if I put out my "Slow -- children playing sign". We received a letter telling my neighbor and I that we are disrupting traffic by putting these signs in the middle of the road or beside the road.
We live on a dead-end street but cars drive like our street is a major highway. We have gone to almost all of the 20 or so neighbors but no one will admit, to our faces, that they called in this complaint.
The city told us to write down license numbers of speeding cars and call police.
This will sure make us popular with the neighborhood especially as I take a picture of them also, but our kids have a right to be safe in their own neighborhood.
Also the letter states any sign on roadside not approved by them is breaking this by-law. So garage sales, house for rent, car for sale, private house for sale, open house signs etc are illegal. Does everyone know that?
My grandkids are worth any fine they give me and I will fight any fine, unless every other person with an illegal sign is also charged. We are not on any major road or causing any traffic problems on a busy main road.
It's just one neighbor who might have to slow down a few times a week. They either don't have kids, kids are grown and gone or never look after their grandkids.
Did they never cross the road to play at a friends or ride their bike down the street? As a parent you teach them road safety but they are kids and sometimes they forget .
The extra minute of so to pass the sign might safe a child from harm. These signs are in most subdivisions in this city.
L. A. Lawrence