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    Nice CA warning sign

    Riding on a Northern California freeway the other day I saw one of those road hazard signs read, "Share the road. Look twice for motorcycles." It pops up on rare occasions, but it was still nice to see it on several signs as I rode up the freeway.

    Too bad they don't blink with neon colors and play loud music!
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    Me too;

    I've seen'em too and they've been up for a week+ now on CA. statewide electronic alert signs. I guessed the AMA had some pull in Sacramento for this? Good Ol Arnord S, has mentioned using the signs for advertising lately on the news, to make some money for the state coffers. Either way, its a nice touch for the bikers. Randy

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    Here in Ontario during the spring, electronic overhead highway signs carry the message to watch out for motorcycles and to give them room.
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    We have the same signs overhead here in Alberta, unfortunately they are only in
    English
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    In the Show Me State

    We get that message a lot on the signs both in the Scout System in KC and on the interstates. They also had a ad campaign with Gary Pinkel the Mizzou Football coach on watching for motorcycles. He is an avid motorcyclist currently on a HD Road Glide.
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    They have been up... But the signs I have seen have prolly 50% of the lights out... And the State has no $'s to fix 'em...
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    Seen 'em around Texas for a long time.. .. but they don't have lights..

    Strange that CA is spending money on lights for signs.. I thought they were out of money..

    maybe they're trying to 1 up Texas..?

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    Caltrans as been getting complaint call from the San Diego area. Seems some folks down there don't like motorcycles and object to the concept.

    Strange folks.
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    Haven't seen one here yet, but it's about time. I compare this to the signs I noticed all over the eastern Washington/Spokane area about sharing the road with motorcycles. I DO see lots of signs asking me to share the road with bicycles. Just like they told us in kindergarten, sharing is good.

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    I've seen them up & down HWY 99 & over on HWY 580. Nice touch.

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    Last week I went for a round trip to Infineon Raceway and there were 5 or 6 sings in each direction on I-80.
    Thease are the large electric signs over the interstates.
    The same ones that show when there are chain controls over the summit.

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    I've noticed them throughout San Diego county...nice to see.

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    Personally I can't see the signs making a difference, in 1 ear and out the other
    No more than speed limit signs/stop signs. Signs, signs, everwhere signs, screw them, try enforcement, with a fine attached to it.

    The people that will be influenced from a warning sign towards bikers are probably
    other bikers or mothers of bikers

    And those that should heed the warning are probably unable to read it or decipher what it means
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTrains View Post
    Caltrans as been getting complaint call from the San Diego area. Seems some folks down there don't like motorcycles and object to the concept.

    Strange folks.
    Scott
    Yeah, here's an article that was in the San Diego Union-Tribune last Friday.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...gn-of-trouble/

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    Maybe lane-splitting is the real issue...

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