Seeing the sign triggered some silent questions to clank around in my discursive head, or wherever thoughts neurologically reside:
- Upon seeing a sign like that have you as a driver ever encountered a blind person in the designated area? I have not, to my recollection. I'm not questioning the veracity or sincerity of the municipal sign posters; I'm just sharing my limited experience.
- Where does the area begin and end? In other words, what are the borders of the BLIND PERSON AREA?
- Granted, the sign is urging drivers to be more vigilant or cautious, but in the absence of such a sign do drivers have license to proceed with an iota of comparatively less vigilance or caution?
- Since the sign was not also in braille (well, maybe it was, but I do not think so) and assuming blind people are unaware of the sign (and I could be wrong on this aspect, too), is it possible that some blind persons actually take offense at the sign, owing to their independence and mobility, in many instances?
- Do the same questions as listed above apply?
- Or do radically different questions apply?
- What if both of these signs coexist in the same not-precisely-designated area?
- What questions arise?
- And what answers?