Vandals Hilariously Change Freeway Sign To Read 'Sea World Sucks'

In case you got lost on the way to Sea World in San Diego over the weekend, now you know that the theme park is on Sea World Drive. Not Sea World Sucks, as the sign on I-5 might have you believe. » 5/27/14 7:00pm 5/27/14 7:00pm

Hacked Highway Sign Espouses The Virtue Of Smoking Weed ‘Evryday’

"Hey hey hey, smoke weed everyday." These are words of wisdom that have been declared for decades by cultural and social scholars. And now the road signs in Kensington, Maryland, are in on the act. » 7/31/13 9:40am 7/31/13 9:40am

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

Really Obvious Road Signs

It’s a volcano! 20,827-ft Parinacota on the border of Chile and Bolivia, to be specific. Seen any hyper-explicit, obvious or just plain hilarious road signs lately? (Photo by Dan Lundberg) » 2/27/13 12:17pm 2/27/13 12:17pm

Artist Hacks Electronic Road Sign To Spoil Looper As A Commentary On…

When is it okay to spoil a movie? When does trolling become art? One artist asked these questions by spoiling the ending of Looper to anyone who happened to drive by. SPOILERS AHEAD (duh) » 10/08/12 3:40pm 10/08/12 3:40pm

Texas Road Sign Trashes Woman’s Lexus, But State Says We Ain’t Payin’

Road signs — they're everywhere. They tell us where to go and where we are. Their helpful displays of numbers, letters, and in some cases even arrows guide us to where we need to be and help keep our children safe. » 9/23/12 10:30am 9/23/12 10:30am

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

Hacked electronic road sign warns of "Hammertime"

We have repeatedly warned you not to hack electronic road signs. Now some free-spirited Portland, Ore., natives have hacked one to warn of impending Hammertime. » 7/26/11 10:30am 7/26/11 10:30am

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

The African shack made of road signs

In parts of the world where you can get paid for collecting scrap metal, road signs are major targets of theft, but not in quite the same way as in South Africa, where this photo shows a house made of nothing but motorways and arrows. The practice makes it easy for you to find your home—where you will be very lonely,… » 5/04/11 4:00pm 5/04/11 4:00pm

Russians don't read road signs

This video from Russia (skip ahead ten seconds) shows just how ambivalent drivers to road signs. So much so that a guy has to stand out in front of a do-not-enter sign to prevent people from driving into oncoming traffic. » 5/04/11 10:00am 5/04/11 10:00am

Hacked road signs warn of hunters, zombies and tanks

We're running out of ways to tell you NOT to hack electronic road signs, but after some recent unpleasantness we're grateful the quality's going up. South Carolina has hunters, zombies, and tanks… oh my! » 3/21/11 3:30pm 3/21/11 3:30pm

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

Swiss Road Signs From 90 Years Ago

According to these road signs suggested by a Swiss motoring magazine in 1923, happy snails and iron giants were not uncommon occurences on Switzerland’s alpine roads. (via The Rag Bag) » 10/07/10 10:30am 10/07/10 10:30am

Don't Send Your Children To The South Bend Pubic Schools

A South Bend, Indiana public schools promotional billboard espousing the system's good attributes was accidentally misprinted. The critical "L" was left from the word "public" and thus undermined the entire thrust of the message. Photo credit Lee MacMillan [SouthBendTribune] » 9/21/10 1:00pm 9/21/10 1:00pm