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28 February 2016

Attention, Dangerous Curve Ahead

You're in a maze of twisty little curves
Warning: Dangerous Curve Ahead, Behind You, and ever on!

You're in a maze of twisty little island roads, winding and curving through the mountaineous island landscape for kilometers and kilometers. There's a curve to the left, one to the right, to the left, and so on forever. But then, you arrive at one curve that is special: It has a warning sign in front of it.

All the other curves before or after don't have a fancy warning sign. This one has. I've been wondering for a while now, what's so special about the 1-in-a-100 (just guessing, I don't keep stats) curve that gets a sign. I very much doubt that someone checked it and deemed it more dangerous than others - I know some scary curves on this island, and they don't have signs. The one in the picture is even easy to see ahead.

Also I doubt that it's the curves where accidents had once happened. Not that I know that, but I don't think it makes sense. My current theory is that there was a budget for warnings signs, x number of signs for y square kilometers. So basically someone loaded a bunch of signs on a truck and started planting them here and there.

What seems to be put to much better use are warning arrows on the side of the road. They too aren't everywhere, but when they are there, usually there is a good reason.


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Re: Attention, Dangerous Curve Ahead

cherete,
mag sein, daß ich jetzt Deinen Blog kapere, aber....
für uns "naxiotische expats" gibt es momentan nur eine Sensation auf Naxos.
Die webcams auf dem Hotel Coronis - auf "naxosisland" - senden jetzt im livestream, mit Ton!
Erst gurren die Tauben auf dem Sendemast, dann sieht man sie abfliegen. Zum Frühstücksfernsehen haben wir jetzt die 9 Uhr 30 Blue Star. (bei uns 8:30!)
Wir freuen uns schon auf den Karneval auf der paralia.
Liebe Grüße nach K. Veit&Georg

Posted by: Veit at March 02,2016 12:18
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