Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Crash, Bang, Wallop - What a picture.*
I walked past this sign at the traffic lights on Friday and thought it worthy of a quick snap. It translates as " It's easier to wait for the traffic light to turn green than to wait for the emergency services." It's a message that really shouldn't be necessary as surely we all know the dangers of jumping a red light, sadly this is a lesson that some drivers here haven't absorbed. The accuracy of this banner was demonstrated yesterday evening on our way to a birthday party. The traffic slowed and stopped and we waited and waited as the sirens got nearer and nearer. After the ambulance whizzed off, our line of traffic was directed past the mangled cars. Whoever called 112 would have had no difficulty describing the exact location of the crash - it was directly in front of the banner.
(* apologies for misquoting Tommy Steele)