Backstory to “Don’t Let Perceived Rules Trigger Conditioned Nonsense”

Posted safety signs can condition us to behave unsafely

I was doing 80 mph in rush hour traffic! Another first for me. Welcome to America. (free public domain: clipart-people.com)

Many years ago I was out driving with the woman who wasn’t yet my wife. As we approached an intersection, she asked, “What’s that thing standing on the left?” (American readers should note that if we had been driving in the USA that “thing” would have been on the right.)