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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hazard Warning Signs Found To Be Hazardous

In England they're taking down the signs on one highway that tell motorists how many people have been killed on that road because the drivers are so distracted by the signs they're getting into accidents:

A spokesman for the [UK Highways] agency said: "The signs were put up as an experiment in the early 1990s.

"But research has shown that they have not had a noticeable effect on accident figures."

He said recent studies had shown drivers were increasingly suffering from "information overload" and that there was now concern the signs could be more of a distraction than an aid.

Which makes sense. I mean, when you're roaring down a highway with a couple of strippers in the car helping you finish off a bottle of tequila, sometimes you really have to concentrate on those road signs to read them.

This Highways Agency's decision didn't please everyone though:
A spokesman for the AA said casualty information signs were important because they justified the use of speed cameras.

He said: "We need to keep the public on side with road safety initiatives and telling them why we are bothering to enforce the law is very important."

So they want to replace highway fatalities with fatalities caused by road rage brought on by speed limits? Jolly good show mates!

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