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Deaf Area sign

Deaf Area sign

Although well intentioned, signs like these are really quite a waste as they are virtually universally ignored by drivers and therefore are unwarranted. On the other hand, it raises the question, how should one drive differently given that there are deaf people nearby?

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Obviously you've never seen a "Playground", "Children Playing", or "Aged Cross here", or a "Blind Crossing" sign. I daresay one would exercise caution when driving up from behind, to say the least.....
-bozicorreo, 2011-05-30 21:12:41

"Children playing" is perhaps one of the most abused signs available. Most of the time "children playing" signs are erected to placate vocal parents demanding that a municipality "do something" in response to "dangerous" drivers. In reality, these signs appear in mostly suburban neighborhoods where there is already an expectation that children may be playing on a front lawn, etc., and thus it ultimately has no effect on the behaviors of drivers. On the other hand, traffic calming measures like speed humps have the desired effect, but are unpopular with residents who don't want to be impeded on the way to their own house! Another huge difference is that "deaf area" implies that there are deaf adults around, but what are deaf adults doing in the roadway?
-Sousveillance, 2011-06-01 14:37:10

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