Electronic Road Sign Hacked With Racist Trayvon Martin Message

The killing of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has sparked a weird kind of racial spasm that's resulted in terrible articles, Spike Lee scaring old people, and made Facebook almost unvisitable for the past week. Now Metro Detroit's getting in on the bile after someone in Dearborn — the suburb of Detroit home to… » 4/09/12 12:30pm 4/09/12 12:30pm

How To Hilariously Hack An Electronic Crosswalk Sign

We told you not to hack electronic road signs. Now you also shouldn't hack electronic crosswalk indicators to make them send hilarious images of a single-fingered salute to pedestrians using a simple hack suggested by the Spokane Streets Department. » 12/01/10 12:00pm 12/01/10 12:00pm

Because "Genital Secretions" Was Just Too Long

A Pennsylvania DOT sign warned drivers of potential hazards on Tuesday. Clever hackers or unusually informative highway crews? You be the judge. [Centre Daily] » 6/02/10 3:30pm 6/02/10 3:30pm

Best. Electric (Six) Road Sign Hack. Ever.

Pranksters in Wisconsin once again ignored our continuous and fervent requests to not hack road signs. This time there's no confusing political message, just the lyrical poetry of Detroit garage disco rock stars Electric Six. » 5/28/10 10:30am 5/28/10 10:30am

CNN Quotes Jalopnik Commenters In "No Tacos" Road-Sign Hack Story

CNN's Jeanne Moos properly quotes Jalopnik as experts on not hacking road signs in a story today about the "No Latinos, No Tacos" hack. More importantly, they reference the commenter debate over the real meaning of the sign! » 5/26/10 2:00pm 5/26/10 2:00pm

Road Sign Hacked To Say "No Latinos, No Tacos"

Someone in the Miami, Florida area decided to use our instructions for hacking road signs to send the message "No Latinos, No Tacos" instead of warning people about zombies. » 5/25/10 10:30am 5/25/10 10:30am

Don't Hack Road Signs To Read "Kevin Rudd Sucks"

We've told you over and over again not to hack electronic road signs for comedic purposes, but some Australians have anyway. Apparently they don't find Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's policies too agreeable, leaving the message "Kevin Rudd Sucks." » 2/23/10 9:30am 2/23/10 9:30am

Newest Hacked Road Sign Warns Of New York's Imminent Demise

We didn't tell you specifically not to hack traffic signs to say "New York Is Dying." Are you going to make us spell out each and every thing you shouldn't be hacking signs to say? » 3/15/09 2:35pm 3/15/09 2:35pm

Texas Road Signs Hacked, Warn Of British Invasion

We specifically asked you not to write "the British are coming" on road signs, but a few misfits in Lubbock, Texas didn't listen. What, were "Jalopnik Rules" and "Zombies Droolz" too meme-ish for you? » 2/07/09 11:45am 2/07/09 11:45am

Washington Department Of Transportation Doesn't Want You Monkeying With…

Washington State's Department of Transportation wants people to stop monkeying with their road signs. Haven't we been telling you this from the start? Press release below. » 2/05/09 6:00pm 2/05/09 6:00pm

AP Tips Hat To Jalopnik On Road Sign Hacking

The "how to hack road signs" story's become a bit of a meme, with Jalopnik sitting at the center of the mainstream-media-maelstrom. We guess being "the authority" explains why the AP called yesterday. [Yahoo, MSN] » 2/05/09 10:00am 2/05/09 10:00am

Zombie Road Signs Make Wolf Blitzer Nervous

Wolf Blitzer thinks he'd be nervous if he saw hacked road signs saying "Zombies Ahead!" Ha! Imagine how nervous he'd be if he saw a sign saying "Jalopnik Rules!" Just sayin'... [via IndyStar] » 2/04/09 5:00pm 2/04/09 5:00pm

Jalopnik-Hacked Road Sign: We're All Going To Jail Now

We told you guys not to hack electronic road signs to say "Jalopnik Rules." But you went ahead and did it anyway. You do know this is why we can't have nice things, right? » 2/04/09 11:15am 2/04/09 11:15am

Hacked Electronic Road Sign Mega-Gallery

Since we first showed you the "How To Hack An Electronic Road Sign" guide, the proliferation of hacked signs has become so widespread we had to compile this gallery of all of them. » 2/03/09 4:15pm 2/03/09 4:15pm

How To Hack An Electronic Road Sign

DO NOT under any circumstances run around hacking into electronic road signs using the information contained in this step-by-step guide of how to transmit hilarious messages to passing motorists. » 1/28/09 5:00pm 1/28/09 5:00pm