|Put a sign up the road before the bend saying "Nudist Colony 1km".
|Guaranteed to slow cars down, however, honking horns may become a problem.
"Watch for Nudists, next 1.5 miles"
(appropriate sillouhette graphic)
Rex in Fort Worth
On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 20:37:45 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@REMOVEtxol.net (Rex B)
Better make that an umm... shapely graphic. I sure wouldn't slow down
at the thought of catching a glimpse of your "average" nudist.
I'm reading this in RCM, so the obvious answer is to build one of
Anybody who won't slow down to look at a dinosaur made out of tractor
parts deserves to crash into it. :-)
|>"Watch for Nudists, next 1.5 miles"|>(appropriate sillouhette graphic)|>Rex in Fort Worth|
|Better make that an umm... shapely graphic. I sure wouldn't slow down
|at the thought of catching a glimpse of your "average" nudist.
Yeah, don't want them covering their eyes ;)
Rex in Fort Worth
I remember seeing some very dense bushes in a nursery catalog years ago.
It was supposed to grow dense enough to keep animals in it. I can't
recall the name either, but seems it was a type of rose.
right not the specific name escapes me, but the shrub is one used frequently
in Africa for that purpose - it has a shiny leaf like holly and very nasty
thorns that are about an inch long - you could probably turn it up by
looking for "thorns" and bush and fence - for example
or for more actionable information try
http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5327e/x5327e06.htm#3.15%20fencing which says"
Highly valued species for live fences are Euphorbia tirucalli, Albizia
harveyi, and Commiphora africana. Species used for fence poles include
Dichrostachys cinerea. Species for both uses that were identified by farmers
are found in Table 3.24.
"A Glimpse Into Maasai Circumcision Ritual " ????
I'm not real sure the threat of forced circumcision would be effective. I mean,
the logistics of importing a tribe of Maasai every time someone misses the curve
would be massive, not to mention the social outrage if the driver were female!
However, the writer of the article describes it as an incredible experience.
Perhaps National Geographic would offer a subsidy for film rights? If the front
yard were large enough, the whole community could get involved!!!
Did we, perhaps, send the wrong link there, sparky?
An even prettier solution, with the same result...old whiskey barrels. While
she doesn't have this particular problem, my mom's place has the barrels up
on both sides of her driveway, half filled with gravel and then topped up
with soil. In the summer, they're filled with Purple Wave petunias. In the
winter in Cape Breton (especially this winter, with over three feet of snow
in the yard), they have the added benefit of pointing out where the driveway
is supposed to be.
I'm betting that someone would get hurt if they smucked into them
though...probably through your local transportation department is the best
way to fix this, just like everyone else says.
Definitely check with the local road maintenance authority. Ask them
to do something about it so that you won't ever have to sue if one of
your children or grandchildren get killed now that they know about it.
Do not try to put up your own guard rail as they are installed with
some pretty strict design and guide lines. Doing it wrong and
resulting in an injury could see you sued, sadly. Same with making a
water-filled ditch. If a roll-over driver were to drown, you'd be in
hot water <VBG>.
You could try a big sign that says "NUDIST CAMP AHEAD - WATCH FOR
PEDESTRIANS ALONG SHOULDER OF CURVE". That was a recent suggestion
here on RCM a while back I think.
Or even a radar alert that sets off a rotating red bubble-gum light if
it detects a speed over the recommended signage. Make them think they
see a cop car ahead, but that might be expensive.
On 2 Mar 2004 06:16:33 -0800, email@example.com (Don) wrote:
It doesn't do a damn bit of good around here. I live on a relatively
busy street with an intersection that has to stop, but not the
cross-street. I have at least one car rolling into my yard per month.
They don't bother to stop or look at the stop sign, they just roll
around the corner and get plastered by someone coming down the road at
50mph. While there haven't been any fatalities in the past four years
we've lived here, we've heard from neighbors that this is not a new
problem and several people have died over the years. In fact, I found
out that the RV parking that I have at that corner of the property
used to be a garage until someone launched their car at it.
I've complained to the city many times. They ignore it. The same is
true of other people along the street. No reaction for decades now.
I put up a sign on the stop sign for a while that read "We have 12-15
accidents on this corner per year due to negligent drivers. Please
drive carefully". Someone ripped it down.
Have you complained in writing, pointing out the legal implications if
they ignore your concerns? Have you tried the idea of ringning the
emergency number every time?
.........no I'm not!
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