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SLOW

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Registered: 06-11-2007

SLOW

(capital letters used, because that is how it is painted on the tarmac)
We all see this word SLOW painted next to road signs.... but does anyone really go SLOW past them? and does it "really" mean we have to go slow?
Ok, so you see a bend sign.... and next to it it says SLOW... so being a good and safe driver, you .......... asses the severity of the bend, judge your distance from the bend, and then you go s l o w..... I can see that one...
or maybe not,
depending on 
a) . Local knowledge....
b).  you can see through the bend, and no need to slow down..
c). you are just a reckless driver who didn`t see the sign, the word slow or the bend coming at you too fast ! ! ...
but... when you get it painted on the tarmac, next to a "minor" road entering the main road,  on the left or right of your route, do you actually slow down?  No... I don`t either... It seems to be a "sort of " warning, but is it  and is it necessary? or just the wrong word to use...
If it is the wrong word... because the road is already 30 limit .... or even higher speed roads still have it.... what word would you use instead?  to provide a warning of the hazard inidicated on the sign......