thief of time

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Road Safety?

I was wondering what the habit was in other countries when they paint signs on roads.

Here in NSW, instead of printing things from top to bottom, as one does in English, the sign is printed from bottom to top.

For example…




Instead of...




This is not a major problem, of course, but it is a bit disconcerting when you’re driving along and should be concentrating on the road and all of a sudden you have to take a mental side step and figure out what you’ve just read.

I’m assuming the Department of Roads and Transport has done a study and has discovered that this is the most effective way of getting their messages across?

If that is the case, it’s a bit of a worry that someone has done a psychological test to find out how people process information when they’re driving and that I obviously don’t fit into the profile. I’d like the chance to choose how I rebel against society’s norms, not just fall into it willy-nilly.


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