Sign on Highway 9 in Santa Cruz County, California.
And perhaps motorists should push their cars across the tracks, while we’re at it.
We will prescribe your behavior… for your own good! Boo.
the reason why? (^。^;)
At this location, the tracks cross the road at a very sharp angle. Also, this is in a rural location and the roadway is bumpy at the tracks. I imagine some people probably have fallen here.
I’ve never seen anybody actually dismount and walk across the tracks, but everybody does take extra caution at this rail crossing.
Ahh, I see the situation of there. It is such that everybody has only to get off a veｈicle there for safety without a man of Tarzan＾＾,right?. Thanks.
Great photo. Like the bike with lights. Nice to have these when riding at night.
I’d bet this has more to do with liability than anything else. If a cyclist falls due to the tracks, he’ll have a harder time proving that the crossing was faulty and hazardous. He was warned, after all.
Liability is my suspicion as well. This crossing probably doesn’t meet a design standard, so put up a sign to warn of the non-standard design.
It’s for their own good … so they can’t be sued when some doofus bites it on the tracks.
Up here in King County, WA, a fellow crashed pretty hard on a pothole and was very seriously injured. Since the route was marked as a bicycle route on the County Bike Map, his family successfully sued the county for millions. Now there’s a disclaimer on the map stating that they make no guarantees for the condition of the road, even if it is marked as a good bicycle route.
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