Do These Signs Help?
Today, I was driving on a residential road in Richmond Hill and observed a sign reminding drivers to share the road with cyclists, similar to the sign in this post. It got me wondering, do these signs actually work? Do drivers take notice of these signs and pay more attention to cyclists? I hope so, but I really don't know. The area where I saw this sign, was in a residential subdivision. As such, there are likely many children in the area. I would hope that drivers would automatically drive more cautiously in subdivisions without the necessity of a sign reminding them that bikes could be sharing the road. Doesn't common-sense tell you that you should drive slower in residential areas? Not for everyone, unfortunately. Today, as I was driving along this residential road called Tower Hill Road in Richmond Hill, I saw a driver in a white Audi SUV speeding through the area and even passing another car ahead of it. It was like they were on the highway. I was annoyed, and I was hoping the driver would pull off somewhere, so I could ask them what the hurry was? Why are they driving so fast through a neighbourhood with kids, cyclists and pedestrians? Didn't they see the sign? Wasn't it enough to remind them that this is not the Highway 407?
Anyway, I'd love to know whether you think these signs make roads safer. Leave your comment below and let us know.
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