Electronic Road Safety noticeboards. A call for suggestions

deye 16 July 2012 58

They’re getting a bit repetitive, so maybe we should give them some suggestions for new ones.

I’ll start off with:

“No fog?, no fog lights”


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Gungahlin_Bob Gungahlin_Bob 1:30 pm 17 Jul 12

Actually I was impressed with the use of the display a short time ago…I assume it was the Police that placed it on there, about the missing child and number plates of the car that they were after….good use of the sign….

Maybe linked to the Police Twitter account as someone suggested….with serious accidents / bank ups….

At all other times, display temperature and simple message….

Regards

Bob

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 12:49 pm 17 Jul 12

p1 said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

“The current temperature is -5 degrees, have a nice day”

I am actually a fan of the sign showing the current temp. At least that would be informative, and would probably train people to actually read the sign (since they would be interested) rather then ignore it if it always has the same old message(s).

The ABC building at corner of Northbourne Ave and Wakefiled Ave has an electronic sign displaying the temp as does Paint Place at Mitchell.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:32 am 17 Jul 12

LOOK AT ME
LOOK AT ME
LOOK AT ME

p1 p1 11:27 am 17 Jul 12

niftydog said :

….the last thing we need on the roads is something with the potential to make some drivers more aggressive and others more sanctimonious.

Toyota already make one. They call it “Prius”.

p1 p1 10:32 am 17 Jul 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

“The current temperature is -5 degrees, have a nice day”

I am actually a fan of the sign showing the current temp. At least that would be informative, and would probably train people to actually read the sign (since they would be interested) rather then ignore it if it always has the same old message(s).

or

[This sign intentionally left blank]

niftydog niftydog 10:21 am 17 Jul 12

“Don’t drive angry!”

Plus a cute little picture of an angry Velociraptor driving a car.

Chip said :

Slightly off topic but I reckon it would be cool to have an electronic sign at the rear of my car…

Products like this do exist, I haven’t seen one with voice recognition, but PLEEEAAAASE don’t buy one. However good your intentions are, the last thing we need on the roads is something with the potential to make some drivers more aggressive and others more sanctimonious.

caf caf 10:16 am 17 Jul 12

INSERT COIN

Mav Mav 10:04 am 17 Jul 12

How about ” Back Off Ya Varmit ” signed Yosemite Sam.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 6:09 am 17 Jul 12

“The battery in this device is at 5%, please recharge immediately”
“The current temperature is -5 degrees, have a nice day”

AsparagusSyndrome AsparagusSyndrome 11:17 pm 16 Jul 12

“You are getting sleepy… Sleep…. Go to sleep….”

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 11:02 pm 16 Jul 12

“Don’t *be* the f***tard”

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 10:49 pm 16 Jul 12

Speed limit signs need more consistency than 80 60 40 within 200m of one another

Innovation Innovation 9:03 pm 16 Jul 12

I liked Mysteryman’s @ #4 “Speed doesn’t kill. Sudden stops do.” (even if some people don’t get it) and Aaroncbr @ #6 “Potholes. Everywhere” (although perhaps it could be POTHOLES, CYCLISTS AND SLOWER DRIVERS EVERYWHERE).

My two cents…..

WHAT PART OF LIMIT DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?

BREAK THE CAR IN FRONT AND YOU PAY FOR IT

PLAY NICE OR WE WILL CRUSH YOUR TOY

INDICATE EARLY AND OFTEN

EVERYONE ELSE IS NOT A MIND READER

DRIVE BADLY – SEE YOURSELF ON THE NET

Or, less relevant…..

AT LEAST THIS SIGN’S CHEAPER THAN PUBLIC ART

gooterz gooterz 7:48 pm 16 Jul 12

“Don’t let pointless roadside signs distract you”

“Zombies ahead”

Or just post last nights footy scores!

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 7:42 pm 16 Jul 12

Jesus loves you – it’s just everyone else who reckons you’re a c#*t…

steveu steveu 7:38 pm 16 Jul 12

Perhaps use them to reduce the speed on the parkway when it’s raining?

KB1971 KB1971 7:30 pm 16 Jul 12

They should say nothing, that way when there is an issue on the road ahead the fact that it is lit up will attract the drivers attention.

deye deye 7:25 pm 16 Jul 12

Chip said :

Slightly off topic but I reckon it would be cool to have an electronic sign at the rear of my car visible to drivers following me. Voice recognition software would allow me to instantly generate a message to educate, warn, amuse the driver behind me. Is this available off the shelf or do I have to become a tech nerd and build it myself? Can’t wait to say ‘Back off turkey’ or ‘Turn your lights on’ or ‘Follow me to the pub’..

I too have thought that while driving to and from the snow of late.

snoopydoc snoopydoc 7:21 pm 16 Jul 12

“Which part of SPEED LIMIT do you not understand?”

helium helium 5:38 pm 16 Jul 12

vet111 said :

I don’t believe that is correct – as I understand, the Australian Road Rules state that unless there are adverse weather conditions, no lights other than headlights can be used. Will see if I can get a reference for you.

And as an aside, try driving a low car and have a 4WD with ‘driving’ lights behind you. I assure you, it’s just as bad as someone sitting up your arse with their high beams on. I think they should be attached to high beams, so you can’t use them when there’s other traffic around.

Pretty much anything not a headlight is considered a ‘fog light’ according to ARR, not definition for ‘driving light’.
I would say I have to I have been blinded/dazzled by fog lights, headlight too bright (after market) but more often mis-adjusted headlights.

217 Using fog lights
(1) The driver of a vehicle fitted with front fog lights or rear fog lights must not operate the fog light unless the driver is driving in fog or other hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility.

Offence provision.
(2) In this rule:
front fog light means a light (other than a headlight) fitted to the front of a vehicle to improve illumination of the road in fog, snowfall, heavy rain or dust clouds.

rear fog light means a light (other than a brake light, a tail light, a number plate light or a reversing light) fitted to the rear of a vehicle to make the vehicle more easily visible from the rear in fog, snowfall, heavy rain or dust clouds.

219 Lights not to be used to dazzle other road users

A driver must not use, or allow to be used, any light fitted to or in the driver’s vehicle to dazzle, or in a way that is likely to dazzle, another road user.
Offence provision.

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