Ahead Stop

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I’ve always wondered why they do this. There are a few places in town (not all) that print bottom to top. From what I understand, we (in the US, Europe, etc…) all read left->right and top->bottom. It just looks wrong and is difficult to comprehend and is distracting. I guess I’m not getting the automatic understanding when I read differently than the way I was taught.

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    tiki god
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    gah. this has vexed me as well.

    siv0r
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    Pwnerade
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    It’s meant to be read as you’re driving. If it was printed top to bottom, you’d run over the bottom line before you could read it.

    casemods UID# 667
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    This.

    You drive a lot faster than you can read if it was printed like that.

    It’s meant to be read while driving fast.

    jediadept
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    Question their logic, do you? hmmmm!

    Puulaahi
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    Well the words printed nearest to you would appear first while driving. Sounds like sound logic to me.

    barcrest
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    Seems perfectly logical to me too. On the road it’s only usually 1 line of text anyway.

    centerNegative
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    I read it just like the Star Wars intros. If you’re too short-sighted to see the first line in the distance, you shouldn’t be driving.

    figosound
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    engineers are not to be questioned



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