Driving along you’re likely to encounter a variety of roadside signs offering information and instruction designed to help ensure safe passage. Most are clear enough and readily understood. Some, on the other hand, are a trifle baffling, leaving motorists occasionally puzzled and wondering what authorities had in mind. Some of these initial reactions; collected below, suggest why not all of these displays speak for themselves.
Could we be entering Calcutta? Are swarms of people about to descend upon us?
DEER CROSSING NEXT TWO MILES:
Can deer read this sign? Have they been trained or instructed to confine themselves to this stretch of road?
FALLING ROCK ZONE:
Are we talking avalanche or an occasional chunk or two? What about their likely size and weight? Who do we sue?
LET ‘EM WORK/LET ‘EM LIVE
(Signs posted along Connecticut roads—2002)
Remember, if you hit a highway worker the repair work won’t get done. Be merciful.
There can be no standing still in American society: to stop is to be satisfied, to settle, to compromise and not reach our fullest potential. So keep on truckin’.
LOW FLYING PLANES:
What are we supposed to do? Crouch down in our seats so that these aircraft can cruise at ground level?
You don’t realize you miss them until they’re not there. And where, in the event of a breakdown, should we go?
BRIDGE FREEZES BEFORE ROADWAY:
Why can’t they both freeze together? Is this sign of any value in the summer months?
SPEED ZONE AHEAD:
Are we expected to speed up or slow down?
How can that be? We’ve not arrived at our destination?