Silly Stop Signs Banned

Stopsign

By using comical expressions in sub-signs, like the one shown here, the city of Oak Lawn, Ill., thought it could get more people to pay attention to those pesky red-octagon-adorned posts. It seems drivers don’t like to wear their brakes out for every intersection they come across in old Oak Lawn.

There’s just one little problem: The Illinois Department of Transportation says these accessory signs violate federal law. Oops. The mayor had to have the signs, which cost $1,700, removed. Not to worry, dear taxpayer, local company 3M paid for the signs.

Chicago Suburb Ends Humorous Stop Sign Campaign
(Fox News)

By David Thomas | May 2, 2008 | Comments (1)
Tags: In The News

Comments 

Jack S

Points to Oak Lawn for thinking of a novel way to get people to stop completely and showing a sense of humor while they were at it. Of course, it was doomed to fail thanks to the wonderful layer of bureaucratic regulations.

Of course, our wonderful city/state/federal governments sees no similar issue turning the US into a police state by allowing video cameras to posted at every stoplight and emptying your wallet with exorbitant fines for entering the interesction a split section too late. What a screwed up world we live in these days.

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