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Read the road


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Read the road

13 Oct 2009 9:14PM   Views : 311 Unique : 254

Reading the road was one of the things I was taught on an Advanced Driving Course several years ago. The idea is, the more white road marks, such as lines, arrows etc, the more chance of accidents, and in these spots you're likely to see more tyre skid marks on the road and more road signs in the area. If you see lots of road marks, be more alert and slow down.

As I was doing my routine daily walk this gave me a humorous thought about reading paths (or sidewalks to our US readers) and here is the start of my "Advanced Walking Course for pedestrians".

We have a set of white markings we can use to determine danger zones on paths. My walk takes me through one of the less salubrious areas of Worksop, and as I looked down I was shocked by the amount of white circle marks, the trodden down remnants of Hubba Bubba, Trident and Nicorette. These ugly patches almost cover the entire tarmac in this back to back terraced house area that I pass through. Yet on the same street as the area changes to semi-detached and detached the chewing gum marks reduce and disappear. Maybe we could read these signs to know when we're likely to get spat at, verbally abused or attacked by some chav?

Tags: Chav Chuddie


riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
13 Oct 2009 10:52PM
those white spot marks also seem to correspond to the preponderence of dog fouling and vomit stains too, coincidence?

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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
14 Oct 2009 12:21AM
Yes and empty beer cans, crisp packets and chip wrappers

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