I'm not holding up much hope that it does work, I was thinking of just popping them up whenever I was heading out to ride and taking them down again once I was finished in the hopes that the locals would realise that if they saw the signs out, there is a good possibility that they will meet us.
And no, I wouldnt think the drivers here are anymore considerate. Suprisingly though, I have come to realise from riding out on the roads over the last few years, that it isn't the young lads in the fast cars that I need to worry about... they actually slow right down. The ones who refuse to slow down are the older people who should have more common sense. I had a woman insist on pulling out of a slip road and drive by me when my horse was spooking and balking at something; rather than wait the 30 seconds for me to get him in order and across the junction she was coming out of.
Walkinthewalk - that doesnt suprise me about you friend at all, anytime a "horse person" passes me at speed I get very annoyed as they SHOULD know better.
Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.