Walk, drive or bike down the street of any major city and you will see road signs and traffic signs posted everywhere. From the hard to miss red stop signs to the yellow pedestrian crossing signs, it seems like everywhere you look there is a sign telling you not to do this or not to do that. Unfortunately, in some situations, such familiarity can breed complacence. That is, such road safety signs become so much a part of the urban tapestry that drivers and cyclists stop noticing and heeding them.
Local Neighborhoods, Schools and Parks Can Post Highly Visible Slow, Children At Play Signs to Alert Motorists to Children Running Outdoors
As the warm summer weather arrives, people are venturing outside to take advantage of these long but fleeting days. From picnics and parks to beaches and BBQs, local neighborhoods are full outdoor activities of all kinds.
Every year, May is considered to be National Bike Month and in the spirit of cyclists and bike enthusiasts everywhere, the folks at the League of American Bicyclists want to raise awareness of cyclists on the road. It is also a great time to invite everyone to try biking to work, church, the store or maybe just biking around the neighborhood for the sake of enjoyment.
The language of Braille, similar to the form still used today, was invented in the 19th century by Louis Braille, a student at the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, France. After experiencing frustration with the ineffectiveness of the day’s current reading system for the blind, which primarily consisted of tracing raised letters with one’s fingers, a young Mr. Braille created an improved reading system. This new method, which was loosely based on a touch-based military code, used raised dots. Once learned, braille enabled reading at a much faster pace.