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    Jersey or Shirt back Message for Motorists?

    I have noticed a few mentions here of riders either having or considering to put some type of message on their back for motorists to read. Obviously it couldn't be much more than two or three large words to have any effect. It seems to me that this could provide at least a small benefit to rider safety, and/or driver enlightenment.


    Pass Safely
    Share the Road
    Support your local POLICE
    Something else?
    Nothing at all?

    Your thoughts please.
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    A big arrow pointing to the left with a caption "Pass a minimum of three feet that way"
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson249
    A big arrow pointing to the left with a caption "Pass a minimum of three feet that way"
    I've seen this on a jersey. The arrow and caption were on a "yield sign" type graphic. I complemented the wearer, but I forgot to ask where he got it.
    Good night...and good luck

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    You are assuming that the drivers that need to read the message see you at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az B
    You are assuming that the drivers that need to read the message see you at all...

    Az
    And you're assuming drivers can read in full sentances in the first place.

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    That explains why when I drive, I completely loose my ability to comprehend street signs. Consequently, it takes my 3 times as long due to the aimless driving.

    My suggestion:
    If you can read this, back the f off!

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    Don't kill me!
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    Next Of Kin,
    Lawyer.

    or...

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    You need to appeal to their selfishness.

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    If you Hit me, I'll ruin your paint job
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    They gotta be short.
    Maximum 5 words on 3 lines.

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    How about a big STOP sign on your back. Or a target.

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    How about:
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    how late
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    Team Armed & Dangerous... with a shoulder-holstered 9mm included in the artwork.

    Seriously though, I've suggested to at least one advocacy leader in Georgia that it would be nice to work out an arrangement between Georgia Bikes and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to allow the use of the GSH seal as the centerpiece of a Georgia Bike's advocacy jersey. Perhaps placing "Share the Road" above the seal and "It's the Law" below it.



    Of course, what I think cyclists and cycling agencies across the country need to do is to follow the lead of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) and their "Justice for All" program (aka, kill a biker go to jail) and create a similar nation wide effort to get driver accountability back under control.



    As I've mentioned in this forum before, I have a real problem with the official DOT "Share the Road" signs that depict a bicycle in profile on a "road hazard" sign analogous to a deer, school crossing, children playing sign instead of on a square black on white regulatory sign that would remind motorists that yielding to cyclists was just as much a part of their responsibility as following the speed limit and other road regulations.
    Last edited by TandemGeek; 08-12-06 at 07:27 PM.

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    "POLITE" using uppercase letters

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewP
    "POLITE" using uppercase letters
    I like that.

    How about the time honored and familiar: SHARE THE ROAD or maybe: PLEASE SHARE THE ROAD

    It needs to be available in reflective letters as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
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    Assuming they'd even stop!

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    Only Worth 5 Points



    Now think about it, you want to distract a driver by having them try to read a t-shirt form a distance on a potentially hunched over rider?
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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