Power Of Free Speech Through Bumper Stickers

It is common to see car signs in Sydney nowadays since it is the best way to advertise something and it is also a good way to identify fleet of vehicles owned by certain companies or businesses. One of the oldest forms of car signs in the world is the bumper sticker. This is one way for a car owner to express his or her views and opinions or just to display something funny on their vehicles. A most recent incident that took place in Missouri questioned this practice after a woman with a minivan filled with various bumper stickers that expressed her views in the political aspect and promoting the rights of animals was threatened by another driver by holding her at gunpoint.

According to a research done by Walter Goettlich, a sociology student at the University of Kansas currently taking up his doctoral degree, bumper stickers can be a form of social interaction but not the same as the face-to-face interactions. Vehicles on the move prevent one person from interacting to another person but interaction does not only pertain to a face-to-face one. The best example nowadays is the use of social media platforms wherein people communicate with one another.

Thus bumper stickers are generally written words by the drivers for other people to see. Upon reading, it is only normal for a reader to interpret what he or she is reading and in a way the words will reshape what we think of the current world we live in. Years ago, bumper stickers used to be mass produced thus any thought in a single sticker could not be the opinion of one person alone as it has been recreated hundreds and thousands of time and bought by consumers. Nowadays, the era is much different. Custom bumper stickers are possible since they are more affordable thus anyone can write what they want and display it one their vehicles.

More often than not, bumper stickers and car signs in Sydney display messages that encourage the readers to be open-minded and to accept the opinions and thoughts of other people as we have in the past.