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  • can someone explain this horse road sign

    What does this horsey road sign mean?
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    ooo wow nope

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    • #3
      My guess is to yield to a carriage carrying a handicapped handler...where did you see that?
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      • #4
        I interpret it to say "handicapped driver in a horse cart".

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        • #5
          I LOVE that site. That's a good one...
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          • #6
            How about a handicapped Amish person in driving a horse cart?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EatinHay View Post
              How about a handicapped Amish person in driving a horse cart?
              Well, I doubt it has anything to do with religion ...but assuming it's not Photoshopped, I'd guess that's the gist of it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kementari View Post
                Well, I doubt it has anything to do with religion ...but assuming it's not Photoshopped, I'd guess that's the gist of it.

                Maybe you could add a cross or a star for religious purposes? Hmmm how would you do Amish.

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                • #9
                  I'm guessing the sign company didn't have an appropriate "sitting person" graphic to put in the cart on the sign...so used the handicap one?
                  FWIW...my town has a *ton* of horse crossing signs. Some have been "fixed" by people with black magic markers to give the rider's on them cowboy hats, helmets and one used to have a conical helmet with plumes on it...guess that was Knight Crossing.
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                  • #10
                    Looks like an english sign warning drivers that there's disabled carrige drivers on the road to me.

                    Why the negitive reaction Alexie?
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                    • #11
                      Handicapped horse being driven?
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                      • #12
                        I think it says "We don't have enough templates for signmaking and can't design our own, so we'll just fudge together what we have."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
                          Hmmm how would you do Amish.
                          How about a beard on the person in the wheelchair.

                          Of course, if the individual was a woman, they might be slightly insulted.

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                          The bray of bragging tongues."
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                          • #14
                            I think that's GREAT! If I found myself wheel chair bound, I would do everything I could to find ways to still be active with horses.
                            Last edited by tidy rabbit; Nov. 6, 2008, 03:45 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lori T View Post
                              My guess is to yield to a carriage carrying a handicapped handler...where did you see that?
                              Pssst. Before you next get in a car, check what a yield sign looks like.

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                              • #16
                                Disabled Drivers.
                                In the UK all warnings are posted in a red triangle check out "warning signs" here; http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAn...ings/index.htm

                                I saw one in Scotland that said "plant crossing" - of course triffids came to mind !
                                Last edited by Equibrit; Nov. 6, 2008, 04:30 PM.
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                                • #17
                                  It means disabled drivers. I saw similar signs near a riding school in Scotland which also had the text with them. Yes the sign looks kind of silly, because I imagine the people are not in their wheelchairs inside the cart, but how else would you depict that?
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                                  • #18
                                    I think it means that a handicapped farmer or Amish person owns a farm and uses horses to pull his equipment. His farm is probably within the next 150 yards. The sign really isn't quite appropriate but since I live in an extremely rural setting with farms all around, and they often go up and down the road to get from one end of the farm to the other, a handicapped driver/farmer would be my best guess.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by tangledweb View Post
                                      Pssst. Before you next get in a car, check what a yield sign looks like.
                                      Umm, last time I checked, a yield sign was a triangle!
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                                      • #20
                                        Some disabled driving programs use carts that are designed to accommodate a disabled driver sitting in their own wheel chair. These carts have a back ramp/tailgate up which the wheelchair can be pushed and then locked in place. So the sign makes perfect sense. It warns drivers that they are near a disabled driving center and may encounter such a cart driven by a disabled whip. Although this is in the style of an international road sign it must be located in the U.K. since the distance is measured in yards.
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