Flyposting is too common

WE seem to have a proliferation of signs along our roads.

I even saw a pair of political activists out with some illegal signs to stick into the verge of the road on Wednesday May 4.

The reality is there are only three agencies who have legal authority to erect road signs besides national and local government – the AA, CTC and RAC. All other signs on the public road are illegal. Of course the authorities generally don’t bother too much unless we, the people, are endangered by such fly posting. And prosecution costs money. Easier to have the road gangs recycle them as they come upon them.

Of course signs placed on private property are safe as they’re not on the highway. One of today’s politicals was so placed. As are so many commercial signs.

BILL HOULDER

Queens Avenue

Pontefract