Day 118 – Warning Signs


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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