Friday, June 21, 2013

Stop!

Today I noticed this sign:



For some strange reason, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
So I went back to take the picture.
It's obviously hand made, and the fluorescent orange paint is made to draw attention.
Do you think it's for drivers or visually-challenged people?
Does it mean, "Stop! Blind people!"?
Or  "Blind people, stop!"?
Can the blind person read the sign?

I noticed the sign is placed at a crosswalk where there is already a traffic light.
Therefore, if a blind person wanted to cross, the cars should already be stopped. 
Right?

I'd like to think that if a blind person was crossing the street, drivers would be paying more attention to them than the sign, i.e. they'd already be stopped. 
But I guess you can never be too careful.
Better safe than sorry.

What do you think it means?
Merry ME





3 comments:

Mary Rafferty said...

That the drivers need to be more careful about who might be crossing the street unexpectedly.

(hugs)

Elizabethd said...

Thank you for your charming note received today.
I've certainly never seen a sign like that here, but we often see signs for children crossing...or even for cows!

Marilyn said...

Driving in Jacksonville, I can understand why signs like this are needed. I've heard the city is cleaning up financially since they have cameras now to catch people running red lights. So why would drivers like that bother to notice a blind person trying to cross a street? I don't think they'd even notice. It's frustrating. We need more signs like the one you posted, only bigger. Thanks, Mary