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Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

Nice Job, Sentinel

No, really!

In today’s Orlando Sentinel Calendar section is a PSA with a graphic of a Share the Road sign.  The text:  “Did You Know?  By Florida Law, bicycles are vehicles and have the same right of way to the roadway.”

Okay, the wording was a bit awkward, but the message was still nice to see.

10 Comments

  1. can you snap a photo of it?

  2. Sorry; it’s at the office and I’m home now.

  3. Fred_dot_u

    Your first jpg is on the right track, but it lacks a little civility & “snap.” Please insert a “please” at the start of that sign, and dump the “allowed” and “of” which are a bit extraneous. Thanks.
    ;-)

    • “Please insert a “please” at the start of that sign”

      Say “please” to some folks and they think you are asking permission rather than being polite in stating the law.

      The sign is based upon national standards which were argued about endlessly for over 10 years. Take it up with the national standards board.

      The national standards are automatically adopted in Florida per the legislature.

      If you want to see more changes (such as no more 3-way/4-way stop signs in favor of All-Way) then you can se them here.
      http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

    • If you’ll note the URL in the sign, you’ll soon see that it’s not mine. I don’t know of any other legal signs that have the word please in them.

      “Please stop”
      “Please yield”

      Okay, I like it, but I don’t think it’s going to work.

  4. So Steve, you probably don’t like my version?

    bmuflgoi

    ;-)

    • Keri, I let out a huge laugh when I saw your sign. Had I seen that before I built our tandem sign, I would most certainly had used your words on the back!

      One of the best I’ve seen!

  5. Keri, I like your thinking!

    Share the Road is fine as slogan, phrase and program but Bicycle May Use Full Lane cuts thur the crap.Yeah get over it, that right.

  6. Hi Fred!

    Toronto busses used to have a “Please Yield” sign on them. Then the province changed the law to make yielding right-of-way to a bus a legal requirement with hefty penalties for those who disobeyed.

    This meant that the “Please Yield” signs were replaced with “Yield” signs. The “Please” was dropped.

    Barely visible example of old “Please Yield” sign is at:

    http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/roberts/234/album6046n.jpg