FREAK Shots: Don’t Even Think About It
Here’s a photo from Omair Khan, who took this in 2005 in New York City:
On his blog, Barry Popik cites a 1982 Times article in which Mayor Koch announced the creation of “red zone” bus lanes — dotted with signs like the above — to help relieve New York’s notorious traffic congestion.
Besides their success as collectors’ items, do these signs really work better than the standard “No Parking” warnings?
A study by John G. Cope, Linda J. Allred, and Joseph M. Morsell of East Carolina University found that handicapped parking spots received the fewest illegal parkers when vertical signs contained a message saying that concerned citizens were watching the spaces.
Getting personal may work.