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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Idiocy know no borders.

Following on from this example of cleverness overcoming common sense found by Dick Puddlecote...

... comes this equally daft attempt at road safety reported in The Teletubbygraph:
Drivers negotiating a tricky bend have complained they are being dangerously distracted by a road safety poster urging them to keep their eyes on the road.
The warning, positioned on a 90 degree corner, has been introduced as part of a campaign to improve rural road safety.
The desire to improve road safety by distracting drivers at critical moments seems to be infectious.


Bill Sticker said...

Ooo! What did that sign say? Splat!

The 'child on the road' decal is the brainchild of UBC over in West Vancouver. I've always found that area very other worldly and a bit weirder than usual for the west coast.

JuliaM said...

I guess they figured if you can't beat the Wonderbra ads, join 'em!

SadButMadLad said...
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SadButMadLad said...

I know that 90 degree bend, and yes it is very a sharp corner. It's in Copley, Halifax. On streetview here -

Angry Exile said...

Bill, a bit weirder? Christ, you mean the rest is almost as bad?

Julia, I remember that ad. I've a feeling it was on the A4 once, somewhere in the Talgarth Road area I think. Couldn't do much harm there even if it had been 3D and her nipples went halfway to High St Ken. On the other hand I'd be worried if it was on the motorway or some twisty rural A road.

SadButMadLad, looks even dodgier than the article made it sound.

Bill Sticker said...


'Fraid so. West Van and Kitsilano are notorious for hippy drippy types. Urban BC in general seems to attract those who appear permanently out of it on BC bud. Weird but peaceful. Apart from the occasional gang wars on the East side of Vancouver that is.

I live forty five miles away across the Georgia Strait, that's close enough.

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