Do you know what the above two signs are supposed to represent? If you do then you’re better off than more than 60% of the people in Pennsylvania according to a study conducted by Penn State University.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Are the Amish carting hazardous waste?
A Penn State University study found that the vast majority of drivers do not recognize the slow-moving vehicle symbol affixed to most Amish buggies. Many of those surveyed mistook the bright orange triangle for a yield sign or even a biohazard warning.
Granted the polling sample consisted of only a 106 people, but in a state with as high a population of Amish people that all have said symbol on their buggies by law you’d think that more than 30% of those asked would know what the hell the sign stands for. Still, it’d be funny if we were to hear about terrorists hijacking Amish buggies because they thought they were transporting hazardous waste they (the terrorists) could use in a bomb.