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December 18, 2006

Do traffic signs make you less safe?

traffic sign in Friesland. Photo by jacco de boer/flickr.com (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaccodeboer/5935932/)

A quick ego-based heads-up. My brief article on the idea that in some cases removing traffic signs can actually improve highway safety ran in the Boston Globe yesterday.

The article's titled "No Signs Ahead", and here's a link to it.

(Photo from jacco de boer/flickr)

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 18, 2006 07:13 AM

Comments

After reading your very good Boston Globe article yesterday, Chris, I was motivated to actually go out and capture an image that I have been meaning to capture for a few years. It's an example of self-conflicting traffic instructions, at Foothill and Verdugo. Here's a link to the image:

      http://people.artcenter.edu/doody/noturn.jpg

Happy solstice. -- Dave

Posted by: Dave Doody at December 21, 2006 01:36 PM