Delicacy required here ...
I was in a suburban town today where to commemorate Veteran's Day the locals have stuck large handwritten signs on every lamp-post. On each sign is a different name of a serviceman/woman killed in action since Memorial Day, along with their rank, company, and home state/country. Someone also added a flag of the state/country.
It's a great idea to remind us all that armed forces personnel are still being killed everyday.
But it also means that every driver in the town is reading a long handwritten sign every 100 yards instead of paying attention to the road.
If people were capable of following a narrative every 100 yards, while safely driving a vehicle then there would be books or magazine articles on every telegraph pole. But there isn't. Because it's stupid and dangerous.
I doubt the self-righteous defense of "I was reading the Veteran's Day signs" will cut it when you plead your case for running over a pedestrian.
I could have wrote little kiddie. But I showed restraint.