Can signs turn (road) rage into rapture?
Dirk Van Staeyen of Belgium sends these examples of emotionally intelligent signage along with a brief explanation:
“I drove home from holiday today and came across these signs (in the Netherlands) on a stretch of highway where roadworks were in progress. These smiley signs are placed 1 kilometer apart from each other, each time showing a happier face as you near the end of the works. They didn’t get me to the end of the roadworks any faster but they sure brought a smile to my face. It was the first time I saw them but apparently they’re also frequently used in Germany and Austria with a similar, positive response from drivers.”