Thursday, 11 February 2010

Emergency Procedures?

Sydney trains carry signs advising passengers what to do in case of fights or other disturbances happening in their carriage. I wonder how foreign visitors who have difficulty reading English make sense of these pictographs:

 

Can you guess what this means? Those of us who are fortunate enough to read English get some help:


 

 

2 comments:

Sarah-Jane said...

Well, I got 1/5 on the little quiz so I suspect non-English speakers would be absolutely stuffed!

Here were my guesses:
1.Caution, doors open inward.
2. ???? Watch out for doors???
3. Don't talk back to train officials!!! (ok, I knew this wasn't the correct answer, but I couldn't think of anything else).
4. Stop when instructed.
5. Listen for broadcast instructions (I thought this was close enough for a point).

I think they definitely need to hire a better pictogram designer!

Christine Allen said...

I thought #3 might be "Don't strip naked when there's an official around, especially if you are smaller than him"