Re: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...

Subject: Re: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:39:58 -0400

Janice Gelb wrote:
> On 31/03/10 04:14 AM, Pro TechWriter wrote:
>> Speaking of warning labels, or lack thereof in this case....Some people you
>> can't warn and some people will do something obviously dangerous unless you
>> tell them not to....
>>
>
> True, but that's usually immaterial - I've always
> suspected that most warning labels and signs are not
> expected to be effective,and are not even provided to
> protect people, but instead are provided as CYA precautions
> on the part of businesses or governments. ("See, we
> plainly told them that what they did was dangerous -
> not our fault!")

Stopping on RR tracks... There are people whose hobby is railroads,
either scale-model or full-scale. When some train hits an automobile at
a grade crossing, railfans refer to the incident as, "The driver
committed suicide in front of the train." They reject the notion that it
is somehow the fault of the locomotive engineer for not stopping, or
even of the railroad company for not providing signs or signals.
"Expect," they say, "trains on ANY track in ANY direction at ANY time."

Rail tracks constitute their own signage, not unlike elephants, ships,
and my horses. In spite of all that, my horses now legally require a
sign, if I'm not to be at fault when someone is injured by them.
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Re: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...: From: Janice Gelb

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