Day 118 – Warning Signs

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When traffic is really, REALLY bad on the freeways, I’ll sometimes cut through downtown to get home.  Today was one of those days.

While traveling to the house from downtown, I use a road that has the light rail train tracks running between the lanes.  The traffic was really slow on this road too, so I noticed, for the first time, that they had this warning sign about every 5 feet along the tracks:

I was hoping to take a picture of all of these signs lined up – but couldn’t get the angle.  Portland has a thing with their signs.  They tend to go overboard in the name of safety.

Ironically enough, these signs didn’t stop someone just a day or so ago from walking across the tracks and getting hit by one of these trains.  Guess that they need more signs.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. You can not substitute signage for common sense unfortunately!

  2. Just me... says:

    Alas, try as you might, you can rarely protect people from themselves.. :):):)

  3. Osbasso says:

    They didn’t help me any when I was downtown a few years ago. In fact I think I was looking at one of them as I was about to step off. The only thing that saved me was hearing the horn!

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