Driving up to Norfolk at the weekend I passed a row of cones. That’s not unusual. But there was a sign I’ve never seen before:
“Kill your speed. Not our workforce.”
It was possibly the funniest road sign I’ve ever seen! As if drivers would deliberately swerve to mow down road-workers! (Now there’s a thought – how many ‘Death Race 2000’ points would you get for that, I wonder?)
The best road sign I ever saw read:
“Repairing worn out road.”
Now that makes sense. It’s an excess of road-users that has caused the problem, and fixing it will help road-users in future. OK, dear road-workers, please carry on.
Today’s tip: Always think within the mind of your reader.