RCMP officers’ creative attempts to spot distracted drivers caused more distractions

RCMP officers’ creative attempts to spot distracted drivers caused more distractions

Drivers certainly were distracted

Editor:

Re: On the prowl for distracted brains, Nov. 5.

Editor:

Re: On the prowl for distracted brains, Nov. 5.

I recently drove through the intersection of 152 Street and 32 Avenue in South Surrey and was confronted by two men made up like zombies, holding Halloween signs, pacing back and forth in the median.

To say I was distracted by them is an understatement. To say I was offended by them is another subject.

I saw a police officer behind them, pointing some kind of camera, and the pick-up police men waiting down the road, to ticket anyone who had broken some law in that intersection.

I had no time, or I would have circled back and told the police officers to remove those zombies, as they were a danger to drivers.

To find out later that they were undercover police officers made me shake my head. Had I received a ticket of some kind, due to distracted driving, I would have fought it.

Next time, use some other means of evidence gathering, not something as bizarre as zombie policemen. I respect the work of our police forces, but use common sense please, and a safer alternative.

Ginny VanderHorst, Langley