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|Suggestions for novice and expert
|Road signs may bring you the happiest hours in your life. After a fruitful expedition, nothing can go wrong any more. If, on the contrary, a long search adds nothing to the collection, life can seem dark and full of bitterness. The choice of a sign is therefore very important and needs to take following aspects into account:
|The only, and therefore most difficult, hurdle to take is the choice of your subject. To make it easy for you, I have indicated some examples requiring different levels of expertise.
|are a novice
or a business man in for results.
|Make a collection showing 10, 20, ..., 130
Search for a 140 and over speed limit
|love driving on forest roads
or love the thrill of cars brushing by
|This sign grows on quiet country roads,
were you have plenty of time to deliberate and enjoy the pleasures of
road sign collecting.
However, if you are more the present-day Just do it person, you can collect wildlife on the busy highways: risky business.
Take "Flattened Fauna" (R. Knutson, Amazon has it.) with you. Although it covers only North America: recommended.
|are a road sign expert
or a retired farmer
or a birdwatcher having twitched every bird in the surroundings
|A keen eye is needed. Because
variability is in the udder and the horn,
decision necessarily is a matter of seconds.
To make things worse, an other car is always just behind you.
Extensions: Add sheep, horses and the like.
|love something unique
|This is an example of an endemic traffic sign.
The message is unique and you find it on one place only.
Also acceptable is a completely different and unique picture for a more or less common message.
|You can restrict your self to trucks only.
But I think you should make a collection of all possible means of transportation.
Extensions: Cross the message border and collect every sign depicting a vehicle: find some examples on this site.
|love life on water
|You may still not have found your favoured traffic sign.
In this case a visit to some of the suggested sign related sites may be a great help.
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