Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
dougs

Traffic signals for disabled river-pilots.

As some of you know, there's a system of signals for the use of river pilots, which work similarly to the orange flashing "indicators" which you find on cars. There's a particular pattern of whistles or horn-blasts for "I am turning left", "I am turning right", and "My motor is running full astern".

I have some difficulty with my hearing, and particularly when there's the noise of a diesel engine coming from beneath my feet, I have trouble distinguishing between these signals. For this reason, I've devised a system of visual signals, to parallel the system of whistles.

Signal for a left turn
"I am turning left"

Signal for a right turn
"I am turning right"

Signal for an engine running full astern
"My motor is running full astern"

I await my knighthood.
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