Florida Misspells Its Own Name On Interstate Sign, Twice

Oh, Florida. What are we going to do with you? While you've been relatively quiet this year compared to the bath salt-fueled insanityfest that was 2012, every now and then you do something that makes the rest of us scratch our heads. This is one of those times. » 7/03/13 12:07pm 7/03/13 12:07pm

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

Hacked road sign asks what you wear down there

Commuters in suburban Washington, DC, are the latest victims of electronic road sign hacking: Drivers approaching a one-lane bridge faced an inquiry about their choice of underwear. The news crew footage below recorded few affirmations; take that as you will. » 12/07/11 12:30pm 12/07/11 12:30pm

Zombie Santa road sign flashes anti-consumer foolishness

Spotted near that ultimate source of Christmas cheer, Washington DC, by reader Bailey, this hacked road sign brings a message likely to disturb more commuters than even zombie apocalypse warnings. If Christmas doesn't come from a store then how do you show your car that you love it? » 12/05/11 3:30pm 12/05/11 3:30pm

Pikes Peak electronic road sign hacked by Jalopnik fans

Fans of Jalopnik and Bill Caswell, our indomitable Hollywood-bound $500 Craigslist rally car driver, decided yet again not to listen to our pleas against hacking electronic road signs, hacking a sign at this weekend's Pikes Peak race. » 6/27/11 12:00pm 6/27/11 12:00pm

How to hack electronic road signs

Two-and-a-half years ago we published a handy guide on how to hack an electronic road sign. Since then, America has found itself drowning in a sea of zombie warnings — and Jalopnik has become the unofficial whipping boy of the highway Lite-brite hacking community. » 6/24/11 3:00pm 6/24/11 3:00pm

If you hack an electronic road sign, please don't write "POOP"

We've been clear in our insistence that you please NOT hack electronic road signs, but have been impressed by some of the cleverness of readers not listening. Like hackers in Houston writing Internet drivel on a construction sign. » 3/15/11 11:00am 3/15/11 11:00am