Do Signs Make a Difference?

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By TwoScoops

The sign says:   "DANGEROUS RIVER CONDITIONS.  If you enter and have to be rescued you will be charged for all efforts to rescue you (per Bosie City Code).”

I was in Boise over the weekend and the Boise River was very high and running fast.  There was a lovely walkway along the river, with some restaurants and bars along the path.  The sign might be for those who have one too many and decide to jump in the fast moving water.  I don’t know what caused the sign, just a guess.

Would this work in Santa Barbara?

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Lucky 777 May 10, 2019 12:07 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

There is a billboard on Hwy 178 at the entrance to Kern River Canyon above Bakersfield that has an updating total death count since they started a tally (1968), now 271. One might hope it gives the eager tubers pause.

TWOSCOOPS May 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

I found it refreshing to read. Basically, it says if play (irrationally/dangerously) you pay.

tagdes May 10, 2019 09:30 AM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

Typical here, everyone all snarky when they can't even grasp what is really going on. It's temporary just like our shark warning signs..........the river is at flood stage, half the rivers in the mountains and the plains were still flooding or near it last week. Wouldn't hurt to avail ones' self to happenings further away than Goleta and Carp. For those that do get it, I totally agree, make them pay.

420722 May 09, 2019 06:06 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

Maybe one sign at the entrance but I would really hate to see these signs all over natural areas. I do totally agree people should have to pay for the rescues due to their own stupidity though.

Tugogwa May 09, 2019 02:36 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

Great idea. I was thinking how that Idaho sign enhanced the otherwise drab scene of a river flowing through that country. Made me realize how dull our natural settings are without the benefit of signs all around them.

Factotum May 09, 2019 02:26 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

Do not stand on the crumbling cliff or let your dog run over the edge.

a-1571552786 May 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

There are two types of people: those who read signs and those who don't. The ones who can figure it out for themselves don't need to be told and those won't don't care to be told.

Bug Girl May 09, 2019 01:30 PM
Do Signs Make a Difference?

Reminds me of the following: There are two types of people: Those who can extrapolate from an incomplete data set.

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