View Full Version : Favorite Road Signs

07-14-2006, 05:40 PM
In the spirit of the Favorite roads post i thought i might try to kick this one off. This one is about a mile from my home and runs over the hill(s) to Wallingford Vt. It is a nice twisty with a creek that runs along it.



07-14-2006, 05:54 PM
nice pic! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

tony barnhill
07-14-2006, 06:57 PM
That's one BIG dog! does he wear a shoulder belt?

07-14-2006, 08:45 PM
Duke Stats: 100#, 27" at the shoulder, and tip of his nose to the base of his tail is about 3 foot. One big Dog. Loves to ride, and i dont have to worry about my car at all when he is sitting in it.


07-14-2006, 08:49 PM
What bumper is that on the rear????? - I don't think I've ever seen one straight like that.

Duh, nevermind... I was thinking MGB.

07-14-2006, 09:28 PM
I passed a sign a few days ago just like that only it said "next 75 miles". I wanted to stop and take a picture but didn't.

07-15-2006, 11:10 PM
and i dont have to worry about my car at all when he is sitting in it.


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That I don't doubt. Does he consider it his car?


07-16-2006, 06:26 AM
You'd never need AAA with a dog like that...he could pull that car home!

Anyway, this all reminds me of my avataar.

I have a bunch of funny road sign pictures (mostly from Road & Track) on a bulletin board outside my office.
It's been a big hit in our place for years.

You can find more here. (Some samples below...scroll down))
https://images.google.com/images?hl=en&am...sa=N&tab=wi (https://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=funny%20road%20signs&b tnG=Search&sa=N&tab=wi)


07-16-2006, 07:13 AM
I saw one on the Pacific Coast Highway a few years ago that said "Parking On Shoulder For Emergencies Only. Whale Watching Is Not An Emergency. Keep Driving."
Or, another California sign: "Next 17 Miles. Steep Grade, Winding Road, Switchbacks. Good Luck."
But, the sign I would really <u>love</u> to see somewhere: "One Way. Winding Road. No vehicle allowed above 2000 LB. GVW. Enjoy!"
Sadly, I don't think I'll ever see that one.

racing girl
07-16-2006, 07:26 AM
I still like the one that I saw in the first year I was in Michigan.... driving around, couple of hours North of Detroit... out in the country...

"Do not pass when opposing traffic is present".

Really! I never knew that, thanks for telling me... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

RG /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

07-16-2006, 01:22 PM
My favorite one was one place in Virginia, on some government facility.

The sign was shaped like that for a railroad crossing with two white panels crossedlike:


but it read:

AIRPLANES crossing....

I stopped and had a very good look....

07-16-2006, 09:24 PM

07-16-2006, 10:45 PM
Oh man, where is that? I need to take my TC up there! LOL!

07-16-2006, 11:11 PM
Well i like the one i saw in colorado i think "Drive at a safe speed"

07-16-2006, 11:23 PM
I like the one in Montana that said (under Speed Limit -
- "Safe &amp; Prudent".
We went from Washington to Montana.
Washington speed limit - 65 MPH
Idaho speed limit - 75 MPH

- Doug

07-17-2006, 12:29 AM
Oh man, where is that? I need to take my TC up there! LOL!

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Schofield Pass in Colorado. It's an 123 year old wagon trail between Marble and Crested butte. Very fun road with insane scenery. It's actually not that bad of a drive but its very narrow and its killed a bunch of people over the last 30 years.

tony barnhill
07-17-2006, 09:34 AM
its killed a bunch of people over the last 30 years.

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No, roads don't kill people - people kill people!

07-17-2006, 10:04 AM
It thought it was Darwin...

07-17-2006, 12:54 PM
Nah... Darwin is the process of evolution... only the fittest survive and all that... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

hmmmmmm... now that I think about it, Darwin may have had some small part to play on this trail.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

07-17-2006, 02:42 PM
now you are getting it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

07-17-2006, 09:43 PM
Sort of a road sign... I've posted his here before. It was in Southern Maine a couple of towns from where I lived at the time. Naturally, there's a story associated with it.


07-18-2006, 08:53 AM
Oh, the irony.... a dangerous safety island....

Sort of a road sign...

Naturally, there's a story associated with it.


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But what's the story?

don't leave us hanging....

07-18-2006, 10:15 AM
...But what's the story? don't leave us hanging....

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James, it's the first item here (https://www.coldplugs.com/oddities.htm).

07-18-2006, 10:39 AM

I was just looking at your "Oddities", and that MG T-series with the "BJ8" plates....I'm sure I saw it last weekend in Pittsburgh.

07-18-2006, 12:29 PM
Good story...

and I laughed at the old Studebaker...

07-19-2006, 08:02 PM
Nuff said!

07-19-2006, 08:24 PM
hah! I have friends that live in NoHo (North Hollywood) that have signs like that in their neighbohood. funny stuff! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

07-19-2006, 08:26 PM
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07-19-2006, 08:31 PM
That was in Fla. I was visting relatives and had to snap that one. I make signs for a living so this is quite a fitting thread for me. "Signs, signs, everywhere signs"

Bruce Bowker
07-20-2006, 01:00 PM
I have seen in NJ and PA - Beware of Aggressive Driving - signs which irritate me to no end.

It more or less say it is OK to drive that way and decent drivers have to watch out for them!!!

07-20-2006, 04:04 PM
Kinda reminds me of this guy....

https://www.zug.com/gab/index.cgi?func=view_thread&amp;sort=active&amp;head=1&amp;thre ad_id=64475

07-20-2006, 06:52 PM
thats halarious!!! i got put that link out,,,, i cann barely typy i am laffing so hard..


07-21-2006, 01:58 PM
heheh... this thread reminded me of that guy too! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

07-21-2006, 07:24 PM
Went for a nice drive today and got to experience the A82 Tarbet to Fort William trunk road and temporary traffic lights that have been there for 40 years.

Its crazy, 40 years....

I wish someone would do that to those lights....

07-26-2006, 10:08 AM
My favourites are from "Down Under" Wellington,NZ had a sign which said "Waiters Crossing" complete with picture of said waiter.
But this one? Australian humour I think.Ah well,the picture
hasn't come out too well.It shows an after &amp; before picture of a Cassowary.

Stuart. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

09-02-2006, 07:47 PM