We comment about our daily lives, and events around us, and in the wide world beyond. This is a photo taken of Hanne outside Athens Creek in November 2012, at Penticton, BC.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I am always interested in public signs. As in:- " Do not throw stones at this sign" for example." No swimming, fishing, or boating" is a frequent one on the Okanagan river as it is strewn with weirs that suck you under. The ducks and geese take no notice however, and neither do out-of-town strangers, one or two of whom every summer drown. This one from yesterday's walk is definitely odd. One can see the gate is closed. But just in case you didn't notice, you can read about it. In Downtown Penticton the signs say maximum speed 30Km/hr, but also in case you didn't notice, it is written all over the roadway at frequent intervals. At Pigeon Lake the signs not only say 30Km/hr but they add "Strictly Enforced". In areas of importance to safety in BC they put speed signs twice the size, as if the ones who disregard speed limits are short-sighted. Maybe some of the people are: we were honked at twice the other day by a tailgater in a 30Km/hr playground zone!
( probably we were doing the speed limit posted)
Okanagan Falls Provincial Park
Stolen Road Sign in a local Penticton Garden
In Canada signs have to be bilingual, although very few of us folk are. In Quebec they have "Stop" signs in French, but in France they are in English. To conclude, I think it would be a good idea to take all the speed limit signs down, and replace them with a few illuminated signs showing compulsory speed limits varying according to conditions. That would be too expensive though...they work on the M1 don't they?