Austin.com Those Austin Road Signs Are Hilarious

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KUT 90.5 ATXplain – Traffic is a constant in Austin life. But every once in a while there’s something that breaks the monotony of brake lights: a sign reminding you that “You are not a spark plug, so don’t drive on” or “Designate a BE-VO driver the game” .

On the major highways, it’s someone from the Texas Department of Transportation. If you are driving on toll roads, it could be someone from the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. In city streets like Lamar Boulevard or Cesar Chavez Street, it’s a team from the city of Austin.

Once the team has an idea, the message travels through a central communications system, then over a dozen city-controlled signs. Messages can even be personalized for parts of Austin.

“We can agree, objectively, that the people blocking the box are the worst kind of people,” he said. “So maybe when they see the sign they’ll rethink what they’re doing, so it’s actually a bit impactful in the real world situation.”

Evan Hearn, Austin resident and UT student

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE AUSTIN SIGNS HERE

All photos via Melindasotoperez


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