Not long ago I was driving down the street and I saw a sign that I have probably passed hundreds of times, but for some reason it made me laugh.
The sign said: "Crosswalk Enforced by Law"
This is literally a sign telling people to obey an upcoming sign. Do we really need this kind of reminder? Isn't it enough to have one sign that tells us what to do? What is the world coming to?
Are there actually people out there who pass by a sign and say to themselves, "I'm not going to obey that sign because there wasn't a sign up the road telling me that this one will be enforced."
What's next? A sign to tell you to obey the reminder sign? In our not too distant future the importance of the law will be defined by the number of signs posted.
"Officer I'm sorry that I drove my car into that day care center, but in my defense there was only one sign saying that kids were playing there."
"You have a solid point, you can go free."
A plea to the powers that be: Please do not clutter my beautiful open roads with redundant signs. If I read the signs that are already posted will you take the money you would waste on extra signs and fix the potholes on my road?