Sunday, 4 May 2008
Sometimes thinking outside the box is a good way to reinforce a message to people. That's what the town of Oak Lawn in Illinois, USA, did. In September 2007, authorities began hanging some humorous additions to the city stop signs in an attempt to have drivers obey the signs. They added slogans such as 'and smell the roses' and 'means that you aren't moving' to 50 stop signs.
But the Illinois Department of Transportation failed to see the humor in Oak Lawn's quirky stop-sign campaign and determined the signs violated the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Oak Lawn now has to junk $1,700 worth of signs.