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Cover: Photo by Georey Holman, istockphoto.com; photo modifcation by Harriet EcksteinTrafc sign images that appear on pages 5, 6, 17, 27, 27, 29 and 37 are rom the Manual o Trafc Signs, by Richard C. Moeur (http://www.trafcsign.us/) Copyright 1996-2005 Richard C. Moeur. All rights are reserved.Design and layout: Harriet Eckstein Graphic Design