Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 6 - crossing the street - if you dare.

cross... if you dare.

I'm not sure if this is Catalan or Spanish... oh - it's Catalan - see how similar!

But what it's saying is:  One out of 3 accidental deaths happens to those crossing the street.

I can believe it, from the way the motorists and bikers just whip on by.

To the credit of the department of transportation (or whatever department handles traffic/pedestrian safety) - they've taken several measures:  namely, these ominous statistics as warnings

Another drastic/dramatic (dramastic?) measure has been to paint some of the intersection crossings blood-red.  Some of them are peppered with those little "blisters" in the road, to feel the vibrations under your tires - that you should be slowing down.  Those have been placed after the car has passed through the intersection... so the warning comes after you may have already hit the pedestrian... go figure.

Blood red - in honor of the fallen?

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