Sixty years ago when I was first licensed to operate a motor vehicle in B.C., the requirement to read road signs and the like was paramount. Today, it seems, such is not the case.
How else to explain the failure of motorists to heed the clearly marked - with flashing lights - signs at both the north and south ends of the George Massey Tunnel that direct motorists to turn on headlights and to remove sunglasses while transiting the tunnel.
Is it any wonder that motor vehicle accidents have become a common, almost daily occurrence in this part of B.C. when it is obvious many motorists cannot read.
Either, they cannot read or they are too stubborn to heed the laws of the land when it comes to operating a motor vehicle in a safe and prudent manner.
This admonishment applies to the so-called professional drivers - taxi drivers, delivery van drivers, semi-trailer rigs and municipal vehicle drivers - as well as the ordinary motorist.
I appreciate this comment tends to tar all drivers with the same brush, but as the saying goes, "If the shoe fits, wear it!"