Or maybe it's the frikkin' sign in the middle of the road reminding drivers that it's the law for them to allow pedestrians to cross the street.
Which forced me to take a second look at the new pedestrian signage at Knox St. and Roxboro St, where i cross daily.
Why is it so goddamned hard for the NCDOT to post signage reminding motorists that it's the law to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk? What are they afraid of? Why can't the signage at all crosswalks include this bit of information, helping to educate the driving population that they are not any more privileged in their use of public facilities than those who are not behind the wheel? How hard would it be to make crosswalks look like this:
Or even better, this:
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I've had my fill of fucking morons like JohnJacobH who writes in to the News and Observer dismissing "Bureaucratic fad(s) such as "traffic calming devices" (traffic circles)," as though any attempt to remind him that roadways are community property, and that he is not entitled to treat them like his own personal Lowe's Speedway, is somehow emblematic of the bureaucracy trampling on his rights to be free.