I would have thought this would be obvious, but evidently there is a need to put warning stickers up to prevent gang rape. Seems to me the kind of people who would engage in gang rape on the Metro are probably not the type to be deterred by stickers. Hat tip to Failblog.
“Hey, see that girl over there…how about at the next stop we…”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, dude…we can’t!”
[points to sticker]
“Ohhhhhh. Nevermind then.”
As it turns out, the sticker is indeed real. Rather than being made by King County Metro, it appears to be art:
King County’s Blog discusses the stickers:
Don’t be fooled by fake “warning” signs on Metro buses. There is a prankster out there with good graphics but this template is not official. And, just because you see the King County logo, doesn’t mean that the message is from us.
So far, these fakes have shown up on just three or four buses in North King County with various messages. At first glance they may seem real, but when you give it a second thought you’ll realize they’re not.
Metro does have a Code of Conduct for traveling on its system. The code is also posted inside buses and at Metro facilities.
The code follows the old golden rule: Treat others they way you want to be treated. When you do that, you show respect for your fellow passengers and the transit vehicles and facilities you use.
Everyone benefits when you ride right. Transit passengers enjoy a safe, secure, comfortable and inviting atmosphere, and the overall efficiency of the transportation system improves.