• Welcome to DOSBODS

    Please consider creating a free account to be able to access all the features of the DOSBODS community. It only takes 20 seconds!

Sign in to follow this  
dgul

But will people care?

Recommended Posts

I see the department for transport have come up with this wheeze...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48660420

Quote

New signs featuring a picture of a hedgehog are to appear on UK roads to warn motorists of potential hazards caused by the spiny creatures and other small wildlife.

_107403825_small-wild-animals---public.j

I don't think it'll make the slightest difference.  People change their behaviour slightly for deer (etc) signs because hitting a deer will write off your car.  I don't think people worry about toads where they put up 'toads migrating' signs, but at least that's a relatively rare thing so no-one worries about it.

But 'danger -- small wildlife'?   They'd be placing the things on every country road, and no-one cares about hitting a hedgehog anyway.

[Well, my wife cares, if she notices...]

My concern, I suppose, is that it just adds to the proliferation of road signs that really don't say anything useful, but distract ever so slightly and make the roads a bit more dangerous for motorcyclists.

[We had a diversion sign outside the house last week.  Well, I say 'a diversion sign', but there were three, one pointing left, one pointing right and one pointing straight on, for three different diversions.  I think it was a kind of driving Russian roulette.  I don't think anyone cared about that potential confusion]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Wight Flight said:

We have lots of 'don't splat the rat' ones down here.

s-l1600.jpg

They can take down an airliner -- I'd hate to see what they could do to a car.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
22 minutes ago, dgul said:

They can take down an airliner -- I'd hate to see what they could do to a car.

The Red Squirrels brought a friggin' plane down...?

Give over you daft twat...!

Every fucker knows that was the Badger Meinhof gang...

;)

 

 

 

 

 

Badger-Survey-e1381908267102.jpg

 

XYY

Edited by The XYY Man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, The XYY Man said:

The Red Squirrels brought a friggin' plane down...?

Give over you daft twat...!

Every fucker knows that was the Badger Meinhof gang...

;)

 

 

 

 

 

Badger-Survey-e1381908267102.jpg

<img alt="Badger-Survey-e1381908267102.jpg" class="ipsImage" data-imageproxy-source="http://www.ecologyconsultancy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Badger-Survey-e1381908267102.jpg" data-ratio="69.99" height="699" style="height:auto;" width="1000" data-src="https://www.dosbods.co.uk/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://www.ecologyconsultancy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Badger-Survey-e1381908267102.jpg&key=4e609e0777003bc0f02ff7fcf19a9a662ba6449b842b0c7646cf2ab57b8d2388" src="https://www.dosbods.co.uk/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" />

 

XYY

I imagine honey badgers fighting in the cockpit is a sight to behold. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m very pissed off about the increase in unnecessary road signs.

As posted above I agree that they are a distraction.

When driving all I want to see are junction, crossroads, direction signs etc

If I kill a bunny rabbit, squirrel, nattarjack toad or whatever when driving I’m not gleeful about it but I find the signs unnecessary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Wight Flight said:

We have lots of 'don't splat the rat' ones down here.

s-l1600.jpg

<img data-ratio="100.00" width="1000" alt="s-l1600.jpg" data-imageproxy-source="https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uMcAAOSwCU1YquFE/s-l1600.jpg" data-src="https://www.dosbods.co.uk/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uMcAAOSwCU1YquFE/s-l1600.jpg&key=f7f05b07cca13c14230b21f852f43979f5162ec0a66acca8d88769aa1e2db6a9" src="https://www.dosbods.co.uk/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" />

But do they have antlers?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, dgul said:

My concern, I suppose, is that it just adds to the proliferation of road signs that really don't say anything useful, but distract ever so slightly and make the roads a bit more dangerous for motorcyclists.

 

These won't distract you once they're everywhere, they'll just become background noise. The real issue is having signs everywhere that are garish and ugly and spoil the entire road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.