Yesterday I came across a road-sign (just coming onto the M40 at the Oxford services, if you're interested!) that seemed to read rather strangely. It read:
Picking up your litter puts road-workers at risk.
I think I can work out what it is meant to mean ("Don't drop litter on the motorway so other people have to pick it up- it's dangerous!"), but probably only because I had a fair idea in advance what it was likely to mean.
It's hard to put my finger on exactly what is wrong with it. Do others agree that it is phrased oddly? Is it grammatically correct? What would be a clearer and equally succinct way to say this.
Update: Just noticed this article about this sign (and others). Seems like I'm not the only one who finds the sign confusing.
Driver Rob Davis says... "In future, I won't pick up my litter. I certainly wouldn't want to put any workers' lives in danger by doing so."