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SLOW with a left-tilted W

SLOW with a left-tilted W would help to convey the message
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It would probably be more effective to paint the ‘SLOW’ word on the roads with a left-tilted W instead of the current practice of a right-tilted W (currently the leftmost and the third lines of the W are parallel with the O and the road (vertical); instead of this the 2nd and 4th lines should be vertical). Subliminally right-tilting suggests progress, growth, whereas left-tilting suggests halting, a decrease. It could be measured and the statistics could prove that it makes a higher percentage of the drivers slow down. The unusual form would also catch the view more.
jratkai, Jan 15 2019

Tilted Text https://journals.sa...i/abs/10.1068/p7897
Here's one study I found (it's just the abstract...). [neutrinos_shadow, Jan 15 2019]

Pennance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennance
... a hamlet near Lanner in west Cornwall, England. [8th of 7, Jan 21 2019]

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       // right-tilting suggests progress, growth, whereas left-tilting suggests halting, a decrease //   

       Interesting, can you cite a reference ?
8th of 7, Jan 15 2019
  

       "Proceed at full tilt."   

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pertinax, Jan 16 2019
  

       If the word SLOW was severely elongated and keystoned, it would optically fool the driver into thinking they were driving too fast to read the word correctly.
xenzag, Jan 16 2019
  

       If it were painted in blue, they might think they were driving *really* fast.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2019
  

       ...or if the driver's seat incorporated a weighing scale with a dashboard display indicating the driver's mass approaching infinity, and the dashboard clock is made to run slow.
hippo, Jan 21 2019
  

       // the driver's mass approaching infinity, and the dashboard clock is made to run slow. //   

       BZZZZZZZT ! Bad Physics.   

       Both the clock and the scale are in the same relativistic frame of reference as the observer. Irrespective of the absolute velocity of the system, the local instrumentation will read "correctly".   

       External phenomena will be produced; Blue- and red-shifting of light sources, depending on their approach/departure angle, being one of the most noticeable.
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019
  

       yes, yes, I know...
hippo, Jan 21 2019
  

       Yes, well, you have Sinned, and now you must perform the appropriate Pennance.   

       You will be taken before Lord Buchanan, who will sentence you for your crimes. Then you will be brought before the Court and found guilty, after which sentence will be carried out.
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019
  

       (sp. "penance" - you have sinned and must now blah blah blah...)
hippo, Jan 21 2019
  

       No, Pennance.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Jan 21 2019
  
      
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