Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sign Here

No Red-Letter Daze

A big red sign that says ``Stop'' sometimes isn't enough to get drivers' attention. So a Chicago suburb has installed second stop signs beneath the regular ones at 50 intersections with messages including ``WHOAAA'' or ``Stop ... and smell the roses''. ``I thought it might make people smile and take notice,'' Mayor Dave Heilmann said as he launched the campaign.

FOOTNOTE: Stop in the name of the lore.

13 comments:

Craver Vii said...

That's the town of Oak Lawn, just about half-an-hour straight West of my home. I can't recall ever ever visiting there, though.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Craver,

Oh no - you musta driven straight through the STOP sign!

Keep smiling

David

Brian in Oxford said...

Stop, in the name of love!
Stop draggin' my heart around
Stop the insanity! (Susan Powter)

Kimberly said...

Clever! The chuckling and eye rolling over the signs might help with road rage as well.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yeah, it's a fun idea.
I like Brian's take on it too, hee hee.

Digital Flower Pictures said...
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Digital Flower Pictures said...

The signs probably cost the taxpayers 20 or 30 thousand dollars each.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Brian,

Maybe they should have loud music emanating from the sign!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Kimberly,

Wouldn't that be a double benefit!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jo,

Brian always has a fresh take on this sort of stuff. His blog's great as well.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Chris,

They coulda given me the money and I would have stood there directing traffic!

Keep smiling

David

Merisi said...

Any sign of "No California Roll" out there? Or "No Fish Eggs Either"?

whodatdare said...

(Addendum to the footnote, "Stop,inthename of love...") Before you wreck you r car!