Monday, October 6, 2008

Blind vs. Hidden Driveway


Driving around residential Connecticut we saw a lot of blind and hidden driveway warning signs. (Are all driveways in Connecticut visually impaired or sneaky?) After a while we started to wonder what the difference is between a blind driveway and hidden driveway road sign. Our guess is that to the driver on a road, a driveway can be hidden. To the driver in a driveway (leaving presumably) he/she is blind to what’s coming on the road. In general, we just interpret both as BE CAREFUL.

I never did find the answer, but I did find some fun sites where you can learn more about traffic signs then you might want to: http://www.trafficsign.us/, http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/Signs/index.htm (our tax dollars explaining signs to us), and http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/diamondsigns/diam.html (the photos above are from this site).

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