Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Spontaneous - Thematic Photography

When I'm on my morning walk I get flashed at regularly. It's not a pretty sight - one day the (a) culprit will come to grief.



400 vehicles an hour trigger this sign associated with an advisory 40 mph speed restriction through the bends between the woods on either side of the road.

Yesterday morning I grabbed my camera as the sign flashed up.

For other spontaneous interpretations follow the links at  Carmi's Thematic-photographic-344.

10 comments:

photodoug said...

Bob, interesting sign. Too bad it seems to go unnoticed. Thanks for sharing.

Karen S. said...

Wow, that is one cool sign, we don't have anything like that here, but we have the ones that show our speed! But this one really makes you think, oops!

Jo said...

We have signs like that over here, well you've probably seen them, but I don't think anyone takes any notice. Canadians in particular don't seem to think any road sign applies to them and apparently most of them don't have signalling devices in their cars either.

Alexia said...

Fast reaction, Bob! Good shot.

Bill Nicholls said...

Funny you should say that, last night I passed the umpteenth car I have seen come to grief, the local kid did not know the bend as well as he though he did and rolled into a field. I'm sure the landowner will be pleased with the way his crop has been flattened.

Gilly said...

Bob, were you DRIVING as you caught that flasher?? ;) Yes, we've got those signs, usually flashing up 30 - slow down. Doesn't seem to make much difference to the drivers!

Like your 'take' on spontaneity!

Bob Scotney said...

Not driving Gilly, just walking.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see it has no more effect than the ones telling people not to use their cell phones while driving.
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'd love to get that sign on my block, which is a river dead-end for an otherwise long north-south boulevard. It heads downward toward the river, and these flatlander Floridians don't understand gravity, and allow their cars to accellerate. Hey! This is a quiet (25 mph) neighborhood!

Carmi Levy said...

I LOVE this sign, and wish every street had something like it. Our city has a mobile sign that they often drop into different neighborhoods. It has a certain effect - it certainly raises my antenna, although I've always been a pretty sedate driver - but it would be so much better if these things could be an everyday part of the urban landscape.

Maybe we won't need them when every car is self-driven :)