Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Signs Signs

This is the sign you see in Washington when you come to a hill, or sometimes a curve - which is often.  What they mean to say is that it is unsafe to pass - so why didn't they just say that???



It would be easier to understand, at least for people that are new to the area.

Like this - there - that's better.


12 comments:

Marleen said...

I agree, signs like these should be clear for everybody.

RedPat said...

Sounds like some weird translation using a dictionary. Quite odd wording.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes. Totally agree. Around here, there are signs that say "blind corner" or "blind driveway"....which always sends me into flights of fantasy and will probably get me hit someday as my mind wanders.

Jeanne said...

Somebody started a committee and created a budget to design that sign. Then they had meetings and evaluations on impact before deciding the end product.
Then there was a request for bids, a purchase order, a proof and a contract for installation.
Then there was a meeting to finalize the budget increase for the new and improved version or the original draft. and so on............

Kay said...

Jeanne's probably right. A committee somewhere put together the wording, without anyone asking, "Uh. Excuse me? What in the heck are we trying to say here?"

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I can honestly say, that is the first time I've seen/heard about the "Impaired Sight Distance" sign. I'm definitely familiar with the second sign.

~Lindy

Lesley said...

I was confused about the "impaired sight..." my thoughts did not run to "a curve ahead"!

Taken For Granted said...

That top sign is confusing. If I wear my glasses is my sight still impaired? No Passing Zone is clear and to the point. Oddly worded first sign.

Photo Cache said...

I've never seen the impaired sight distance sign before today.

Ann said...

I recall a sign over by UW that said DIP AHEAD. My friend and I used to laugh hysterically wondering why it was posted on the road and not in the bars. ;)

Tanya Breese said...

yeah, i agree!

Crispy said...

Yep sometimes signs are kinda hard to figure out LOL. Out here the interstate sinks in spots during the winter and they up a big BUMP sign. Guys, they are dips in the road not bumps. Bumps can rip out the bottom of your car at 75mph, a dip will launch you 30 feet down the road at 75mph....big difference LOL.

Crispy