I couldn't disagree more with May 31 and June 10 letter writers about disallowing roadside memorials.
They serve as a place to grieve for the family and community until a permanent resting place is determined. It is a blending of spiritual, personal and cultural beliefs that the place of one's departing be honored, especially when it is a tragic departure.
Recently, I witnessed family members mourning a beloved child and people paying homage to a visitor at these roadside memorials. You would have to ban cemeteries that are alongside the road.
These memorials are part of the grieving process and can also serve as a warning to others of dangerous cliffs and obstacles.
If you don't like it, keep your eyes on the road and mind your own business. Texting, eating, smoking, arguing and talking are more of a distraction than a memorial to a departed loved one.