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The Most Frequently Disobeyed Sign in the World???

By Mark D. Roberts | Thursday, January 31, 2008

Next time you visit your local gas station, check out the sign on the gas pump. Chances are you’ll see something like this:

Question: Have you ever obeyed this sign? Do you know anybody who does? Have you ever even thought about turning off your cell phone when you’re getting gas? Can you think of any sign that is disobeyed more frequently than this one?

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7 Responses to “The Most Frequently Disobeyed Sign in the World???”

  1. Matt LaPine Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Did a little skimming on this issue. I found one case:
    and an explanation of the case
    I talk on the cell phone and leave my car running…

  2. Rick Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Mythbusters taught us that this is not to be obeyed.

  3. Jason Hart Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 9:42 am

    How about this sign:

  4. Alan Wilkerson Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    The real danger is static electricity. BTW the station I frequent in Portland no longer has those decals on their pumps


  5. HenryH Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Certainly it’s frequently disobeyed but how about this one for the MOST frequently disobeyed?

  6. Mark D. Roberts Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    HenryH: Yes. How about the sign with the greatest proportion of disobedience to obedience? My guess is it’s probably 10,000 to 1 or more. Stop signs are disobeyed more often, but obeyed more often too. Maybe half the time people make a “rolling stop.”

  7. Gliska Says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Решил добавить RSS и получать новости, мне лично понравилось, что написал автор


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