I don't usually spend a lot of time in my car now that I am retired. Today was an exception in that I drove over 75 miles making one huge circle in the suburban Detroit area.
While driving through a small community's downtown area, I saw a sign that said 'Drug Free School Zone'. What does that mean exactly? Does it mean that before I get to that zone that drugs are being used? Or it's OK to use them before I enter the zone? Or are all the other schools except the one in this area using drugs? What???
Then on my way home this evening I saw an illuminated sign that I have seen variations of in the past. The sign tells me that for traffic and construction information I can go to a certain website. I am driving my car. What the H--- am I going to do with a website address???
Who comes up with this stuff? It's like a sign that tells me that there are 'Falling Rocks'. Am I supposed to look at the mountainside instead of the road and prepare for one to fall on me? Or do I worry that they are on the highway already and I will run over them? Years ago I had a rock come through the front windshield of my car as I passed under a freeway overpass. I hardly think a sign warning me that this could happen would be useful.
I have a sign in my sub that says 'Blind Person in Area'. If someone is in the street, does it matter whether or not they are blind? Shouldn't I be driving carefully enough to avoid hitting anyone?
It's like those 'Baby on Board' window stickers folks used to have. Am I going to suddenly become a more careful driver because you have a sign in your window? If it works, I'm going to get one. I could sure use it in the roundabouts. Assuming those drivers can read.
I don't want to put sign makers out of business, but surely some of these make no sense at all. And others? Well, here are a few images I found online: