Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Romanian road signs warn drivers of drunks in the road

Road safety chiefs have put up traffic signs warning motorists of drunks in the road in a bid to reduce accidents. Mayor Petru Antal ordered the signs - saying 'Attention - Drunks', complete with an image of a reveller on his knees with a bottle - after despairing of accident figures in Pecica, Romania.

He pointed out that drivers, through no fault of their own, are at risk of running over locals, who enjoy the town's bar and club scene to the point where they are unable to take proper care of themselves on the way home.

"We are a border town and have lots of cars thundering through here all the time," he explained.

"But we also have a very vibrant nightlife and the two don't mix. We have to target the drivers because by the time the pedestrians get into this state they are beyond caring," he added. He said he believed the signs were a positive contribution, and was unworried about the signals they sent out about the town's citizens.

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