Pecica, Romania: A Romanian town decided to take action over what was considered to be a “despairing” amount of accidents involving cars and drunken pedestrians by warning about them with street signs.
The Daily Mail reports that the signs feature a crawling stick figure with a glass in hand and a literary warning that reads, “ATTENTION DRUNKS”.
Peter Antal, the Pecica Mayor, explained the reason for the ten new signs:
We are a border town and have lots of cars thundering through here all the time. But we also have a very vibrant nightlife and the two don’t mix.
We have to target the drivers because by the time they get to this state, the pedestrians are beyond caring. In recent years… some traffic accidents (have) resulted, in some cases, even with deceased (people).
We have thought about different options (on how) we can stop this and we decided that first step was to mount these signs. We must warn drivers that sometimes people who have little control over their actions can suddenly appear in the road.