Constructing meaning from visual images Traffic warning signs are easily understood by the public and help us to be safe on the roads. The effectively communicate things we should be aware of on the roads and most of the time we just need to glance at them to understand the message. Traffic signs use visual synecdoche to show a small aspect to represent a larger concern. By just showing an aeroplane doesn't automatically say "low flying aircraft" but we have come to know that is the message being communicated.
- sample of UK roadsigns
- Exeter August 2000, Interdimensional Pixie Broadcast Network