Vote for the All-Time Greatest Road Sign

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Have you ever passed through a new town and giggled at a street with a funny name like Electric Avenue?

Or have you seen a warning sign that didn't really need to be there? Then you're like the thousands of fans who have been voting over the past few weeks on the greatest road signs our partners at CarTalk could dig up.

The 11 signs below were selected by CarTalk's Facebook fans as the funniest from a group of more than 60 terrific entrees. Why 11 instead of 10? Because it's the Internet and we can do that.

Check them out below and then take our poll by 10 a.m. Eastern Time Friday. CarTalk will name the winner on Saturday March 15th.

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No Outlet — submitted by Nick

 

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Mixed Signals — submitted by Kris.

 

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Short Cut! — submitted by Daniel

 

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Good Luck — submitted by Ed

 

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Stop, Don't Stop! — submitted by Emily Elizabeth

 

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Shy Sign — submitted by Dan

 

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This Is a Stop Sign — submitted by Eric

 

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Enter, Do Not Enter — submitted by Karen

 

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Private Sign, Do Not Read — submitted by Emily

 

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Left Turn Under the Following 26 Conditions — submitted by Jim

 

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Left Lane Closed — submitted by Laura

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By David Thomas | March 10, 2014 | Comments (41)
Tags: Pop Culture

Comments 

Michael Steinberg

Too bad nobody has my favorite, on I-81 in Pennsylvania; "Endless Mountains, Next - -- Exits." I guess even the Endless Mountains end eventually.

Susan

Some of these are faked or just signs that got turned around. Too bad.

http://ruby.colorado.edu/~smyth/Personal/Sign2.jpg

Gold Hill (Colorado)
Est. - 1859
Elev. - 8463
Pop. - 118
-----------------
Total - 10440

Benedicta_Iris

I might have picked "This is a stop sign" but it was obviously put there by somebody tired of people ignoring the stop sign!

At what point did a "Speed Bump" become a "Speed Hump?" and what genius thought it up? (Obviously he or she didn't have teenagers.)

Marianne

I wish I had seen this sooner. I moved to Texas from Chicago 29 years ago. A frequent sign here is one when you enter a small town, many times you'll see the sign "THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK HERE"....That's a first. Next time I see one, I'll take a picture. Second one is "DON'T PICK UP THE HITCH HIKERS". There are many prisons here.

Bob M

On Rt 3 East going over the bridge to Glastonbury, CT there is a large sign that reads "Permitted Loads Not Allowed".

So then, why get permission?

Linus Hollis

Where are the rest? The one in the lower right corner of the others is best.

James Washer

I used to live in Hayward CA. One of the main roads in Hayward, right in the middle of downtown, was "A Street". The freeway, I-880 had an exit for A Street that read "A Street Downtown". People always joked "Sure, a street, but which one?"

The Double Buttes Cemetery in Tempe Arizona, years ago, had a Dead End sign next to the Cemetery sign to the right of the road.

MARVIN PURSER

SIGN: SPLIT INFINITIVE UP AHEAD. CAREFUL!

MARVIN PURSER

THIS ROAD IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS, SO DRIVE LIKE HELL.

MARVIN PURSER

SPLIT INFINITIVE UP AHEAD

MARVIN PURSER

OOPS! SORRY ABOUT THAT. BRIDGE OUT!

Larz Neilson

Arrest me. I read it.

d

we used to have on in Fort Walton Beach that said 'this light never turns green'

Fisher Mann

I saw my favorite sign back in 1983 as I was driving past South Dakota's State hospital in Yankton,

"Do not pick up hitchhikers"

John Stanley

We had flooding when I moved here 45 years ago, and along one road was a sign sticking up above the water saying "dip."

I have seen the following signs:

10 TON BRIDE AHEAD

NO TROUGH TRAFFIC 7AM - 5PM

SHCOOL ZONE

SUTTLE BUS STOP

STOp

NO EXIST TO McCARTY ST

ENTERING MESCALERO APACHE INDIAN RESERVATION
FOLLOW THE ARROWS

PLEASE SET ALL CELL PHONES AND SMALL CHILDREN TO "VIBRATE"

CAREFULLY FALL OFF BRIDGE

HELP US FIGHT LITERACY

UNATTENDED CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN AN ESPRESSO AND A PUPPY

TURN OFF STEREOS BEFORE ENTERING TUNNEL

PARKING FOR FERGIE'S ONLY
ALL OTHER CARS WILL BE CRUSHED AND MELTED

CROSS SCHOOL WALK

BUMP HANDICAPPED PEDS 5 MPH

DO NOT DISTRUB GRASS

NO BURNING
THE FIRE CHIEF

LOOBY ENTRANCE ->

IF YOU HIT THIS SIGN YOU WILL HIT THAT BRIDGE

LOVERS LANE
YIELD

SLOW CONSTRUCTION AHEAD

EMERGENCY STOPPING ONLY
WHALE WATCHING IS NOT AN EMERGENCY

DO NOT USE ELEVATOR WHILE ON FIRE

Jim Demers

IN CASE OF FIRE, PROCEED IMMEDIATELY TO EMERGENCY EXIT

TWEET ABOUT IT LATER

Stu Newman

Nome, Alaska road sign SLIPPERY WHEN ICY

Gunner Benavente

Would have enjoyed the one that seems to show a cow falling off a cliff!!!

J

A Keep Right sign with the arrow pointing left would have been my pick if it is there...

Ed Small

The Left Hand turn sign is near Laconia NH. I can verify to it's Authenticity. During Bike Week it is a mess!

Ann

My cousin lives on Electric Ave. in Ohio - I wonder if this is her street?

Boyce Drummond

In a rural mountainous area of central Colorado is this sign: THIS IS GOD'S COUNTRY, PLEASE DON'T DRIVE THROUGH IT LIKE HELL

JoAnne

Don't remember the route numbers, but saw something like this at a T intersection in N. Carolina.

Arrow pointing left
Rt 3 north
Rt 35 East
Rt 43 South

Arrow pointing right
Rt. 47 West

You can get anywhere from there!!!!

Kathleen

Posted on the wire mesh that holds back the terrain on steep slopes by the roadway - "Free the Rocks!"

Jim Nuner

On Route I-80 in New Jersey during the 1980something Oil Embargo there was one of those "Food, Lodging, Camping, Gasoline" signs.
Somebody had taped over the O in gasoline.

Polly Crabtree

In Hendersonville, NC: "Speed Limit 25" about 50 feet from a T intersection.

PhiDor

In Florida on US 301. My favorite,
"Hill Blocks View"
at a railroad overpass. Guess they've never driven up north.

Alan Smith

I remember a crosswalk sign once that read: "To cross Florida (Ave.) press button". I guess the button is some kind of transporter.

ddavies

In Dallas TX: "Quiet! Deaf Children at Play"

ddavies

In Savannah GA: "Slow Children Playing"

Dennis

Yesterday on the bus...well, it wasn't a sign, it was text in the window of a Chinese restaurant in Lake City.

"OPEN SUNDAY 7 DAYS A WEEK".

Man, sounds like every day there is a good day.

georgeBJC

There is one near me that says "Bridge Load Limit 8 tons 0.4739 miles"

Painter23

Left turn - 26 rules. And the last rule should have been, "For Safety's Sake, DO NOT SLOW DOWN TO READ THIS SIGN!!"

Jerry Marshall

It wasn't a street sign, but somewhere in the Great Smokey Mtns. I read the following sign..

"Martha's beauty salon & chain saw sharpening"

A bit further down the highway, another beauty shop sporting the name of the shop as "Curl-Up & Dye". The sign was made up out of really big styrofoam letters which had been spray painted in day-Glo orange. Classy.....!!!!

max

Nice start guys...I went through the website and I found that you made decent point for Keep up the topic that everyone can choose one of the best. Thanks.

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