It's a Team's Life

False Advertising

By Linda Caffee
Posted Dec 20th 2021 10:18AM

It is no wonder that very few drivers pay attention to road construction signs or the one that makes me laugh “speed limits WILL be enforced in road construction” as vehicles buzz by me at the normal posted speed. 

As we slow our speed down to the posted road construction speed limit sign we feel like a rolling road-block that might get hit at any moment, rear-ended, or even cause road rage.  A sign might say two right lanes closed ahead so we move over to the fast lane and irritate those behind us.  It has become in our best interest to stay where we are and if there really is road construction we will turn our turn signal on and push our way over into the correct lane. 

The other false advertising we see is trucks that are still displaying their wide load signs on the front and back of the trailer.  Maybe there is or maybe there is not a wide load on the trailer but after a period of time, the signs mean nothing. 

How about all of the vehicles that forget to turn their turn signals off?  Do they really want to change lanes or are they oblivious to the noise of the turn signal?  Doesn't take long and seeing someone's turn signal means nothing. 

What about high beams?  Why would anyone have their high beams on in the daytime but it happens and it is almost as blinding in the daytime as it is at night. 

If you are going to display a sign to protect your workers or your load back it up with really having something to be aware of. 

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

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