Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Help the raged (...Daily Mail readers)

This story made me chuckle today. Pensioners' groups have called for the road sign depicting old people to be revamped because the current design is 'insulting'. I can kind of see where they're coming from - of-course all elderly people don't hobble along all hunched with a walking stick. But some do, and surely they're the ones that the motorists should be looking out for, eh? Ah well, I guess the pensioners' groups in question got some publicity out of it.

*Bonus fact*
According to the Daily Mail (hmmm) "the current sign for 'elderly people crossing' was the winning entry in a children's competition held in 1981." Aaaw. (The Daily Mail comment board on this story is well worth a read).

2 comments:

lolly said...

Yay that also made me chuckle! I really wonder what they ar going to come up with instead...

Anonymous said...

Is it bad of me that I once took a photo of someone posing in a piss taking manner by an "Elderly People" sign?

It probably is. I'm going to burn in hell though anyway: the camel's back was snapped by tonnes of straw years ago...