Friday, October 27, 2006

Damn This Traffic Jam.

As i was driving to work today, i noticed something about my drive from the LP to the Weg. Since the drive there is on a divided highway, there are 15-20 of these signs during my drive. There's one at every left hand turn. I understand why they are there... but seriously folks... if i'm going along a road, and this sign wasn't there... it wouldn't be the end of the world. Honestly... i didn't even notice the signs until today.

This is definitely the most used sign on the way to work... maybe even of all the regulatory signs in the catalog. And it's probably the least noticed sign of the lot too...

Now i did happen to notice that there is one of these signs that goes to the left... and i don't think i've ever been in a situation where i needed to be to the left of the divider.

Anyways... i'm gonna take a count of the number of these signs the next time i drive out that way and get an official count of how many of these stupid signs there are.

On the subject of dumb signs... there's a sign on Rt. 15 when you exit 66, that says "stay right" but not even a mile down the road, you have to merge left... that's annoying as hell... i have seen no reason for traffic to "stay right" from the time it becomes 2 lanes, to the merge left.... it's upsetting that you make the effort to stay right, but are then surprised by a "merge left" sign...


I'm just sayin.....

3 comments:

Tom said...

The funny thing about that sign, is it also happens to be the one that I see knocked over more than any other. And when I say "knocked over", I mean more like "splintered into 100 pieces by someone who drove into it".

Obviously it's meant to warn people that there's a divider and they should pick a side of the divider to drive on...preferably the right side(the legal side). But this world is full of people who care not for signs, specifically the boring, yet surprisingly helpful ones.

Anonymous said...

How about the "Blind Driveway" signs. Does that mean the rest of the driveways have 20/20 vision...?

Hmmmm, I'm just sayin...

Jessy said...

It's all a VDOT conspiracy. They're only putting up traffic cameras to laugh at the idiots who can't obey signs...

VDOT guy 1: Ha, it's 11pm... pull up (name busy thouroughfare), it's showtime.
VDOT guy 2: And now for tonight's installment of "Licensed idiots"...
VDOT guy 1: I put up a new (name useless sign here) to see who will knock it over tonight
VDOT guy 2: DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!
he took that OUUUUUUT!!! Let's watch the replay!!!
VDOT guy 1: THAT WAS SICK!!!!