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Proposal To Change All STOP and YIELD Signs. World Rejoices

25
June
2010
  Posted at 01:00:00 PM
  File under  Funny Ideas
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Gary Lauder is a man on a mission. He had been ticketed for driving through a STOP sign 27 years ago, and despite the fact that the coast was clear, he still got a ticket. We've all done that, on our motorcycle, car, truck or tankTank. Right?

Well, Gary has decided that enough is enough, and has put forward a proposal to change the system. His proposal implies the elimination of both the STOP and YIELD signs, and replaced by the Stield sign, or is it the Yist sign? Or Stoy sign .. whatever.

stield road sign

After thinking about it for 27 years, waiting for someone to take the initiative, he has decided to come up with a plan. The plan is to use the above road sign.

What he wants, is that when you approach an intersection, and see that there is no traffic, you don't need to stop, just keep going. If there are other vehicles at the intersection, you stop, and it's a first-come, first-served approach.

Little note: So we're going to let people decide who came first, and trust the other person to actually allow you to go ahead, even if they are in a rush to go to church. Can you see that happen?

On the other side of the equation is the efficiency. STOP signs are totally inadequate for efficiency. More often than not, when you arrive at an intersection with a STOP sign, there's no traffic, but you still have to come to a complete standstill. Slowing down, stopping and taking off requires time, and more importantly, consumes more gasoline. From experience I can say that this is totally true. I live in a village with 180 inhabitants, 4 roads, and 3 STOP signs. It drives me up the wall, and the cops know it, so often have a cop waiting for you to drive through a STOP sign. Since they put up the signs, my petrol consumption has gone up.

According to Gary, a typical STOP sign costs about US$112,000 in wasted time and fuel. Check the above Via: link for the details of the calculation. But I don't think he's wrong about that.

The problem really is that with his proposed approach, you would have to trust the other person. When you're driving your big Hummer or Abrams M1A1 Tank, it's not that big of an issue, but if you are on your motorcycle, would you trust the other person?

M1A1 Abrams Tank Intersection Crash

Or maybe this is all a ploy to get us to stop riding our motorcycles?

What do you think? Will it work?

Via: Wired



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