These Failed Designs for the Interstate Sign Are Oddly Disorienting

It's one of those things you've seen your entire life and probably never thought much about. There's that iconic blue shield shape with a white number inside and a single word on a white background: "Interstate." It could've been so much worse. » 3/10/14 7:19pm 3/10/14 7:19pm

If Nerds Ruled The World These Would Be Our Speed Limit Signs

In a surprise move, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stepped down this morning and announced he will be replaced by a collective of super nerds. Their first act is to institute these new equation-based speed limits. » 8/31/12 10:30am 8/31/12 10:30am

New York City plans to scare speeders with skeletons

New York City's plan to cut traffic deaths involves electronic display boards that flash the image of a skeleton if a passing motorist breaks the speed limit. Skeleton? C'mon. Make it a landlord holding an eviction notice and we'll talk. » 5/13/11 3:00pm 5/13/11 3:00pm

Illinois Mayor Party-Poops On Hilarious Stop Signs

Planners in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn had a little fun when putting up stop signs and now that fun is done thanks to a party-pooping mayor. The signs are the standard issue octagons, but included are funny catchphrases and song lyrics that commonly accompany the word "stop." The hijinks include "Stop In The… » 5/02/08 4:00pm 5/02/08 4:00pm

Chicago Burb Uses Catch Phrases to Stimulate Stoppage

Apparently, motorists blowing off stop signs is a problem in Oak Lawn, Illinois. A big enough problem, that is, to spur a course of action suggesting there may be some drinking going on at council meetings. The Chicago suburb — hometown to members of both Disturbed and REO Speedwagon — has added second stop signs… » 10/01/07 11:15am 10/01/07 11:15am