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May 5, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Stop sign

Well worth a look: a contradictory stop sign.


Simple solution.

Run over the sign.

Posted by: I am so funny at May 5, 2005 03:20 AM

Another fine example of local governments hard at work.

Posted by: Tim at May 5, 2005 06:51 AM

Yawn, 2 comments so you know this must have been an exciting post.

The meaning is pretty clear, but the juxtaposition of the signs is funny. Stop here but don't stay stopped here. Usually these signs are seen as no stopping or standing. I would guess there was a problem with people parking their cars here, or sitting in them waiting for something, causing traffic problems.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at May 5, 2005 03:25 PM

well, it doesn't say no staying here, it says stopping. the meaning isn't clear to me.

Posted by: Bob at May 5, 2005 05:19 PM

Two words.. "neighborhood prank".

Posted by: ted at May 5, 2005 10:47 PM

Looks Photoshopped.

Posted by: Andy Hoffman at May 6, 2005 12:26 AM

"Looks Photoshopped."

You mean "photostopped" !! har har

Posted by: Robert A. Dugger at May 6, 2005 12:32 AM

They need to run over the sign and put up one that says "Yield". This way everyone knows not to park there and they will yield to the traffic. This is a perfect example of our tax dollars going to good use.

Posted by: darkangel at May 6, 2005 08:00 AM

I must say I agree with Bob. I don't see a clear meaning either. If there was a problem with parking then there should be a no parking sign. Besides, it is illegal to park that close to a stop sign anyway (at least in PA).

Posted by: Chaos at May 6, 2005 10:32 AM

I may just be immune to it at this point. There's a shopping center I visit that has a block buster, grocery store and walmart there. In front of the stores, there are numerous no stopping signs, as well as No stopping written multiple times in yellow paint on the road. There also happens to be 3 stop signs as well.

Of course all of this signage accomplishes nothing, people drive through the stop signs, and stop in front of the blockbuster to run in their movies.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at May 6, 2005 11:35 AM

I see so many of these signs. I'm surprised you haven't seen any. Or it may just be southern California blundering again...

The stop sign (the octagon) refers to hitting the brake as you're driving, like every other stop sign out there.

"No Stopping Any Time" means you're not allowed to park there; it's essentially the same function as a red curb. Signs like these often have hours on them. (For example, near a school, you may find signs like these saying that parking is not allowed, say between 6 AM and 8:30 AM and 1 PM to 4 PM so that there's room for the school buses.)

They still attract my attention, however.

Posted by: Ophelia at May 6, 2005 02:07 PM

I really wish more people would pay attention to the red octagon. I almost got hit on my home from work today while turning left by some chick on her cell phone and at least three other people in the car because she ran the stop sign.

Posted by: Jeff at May 6, 2005 09:26 PM

I once heard a comedian talking about the plethora of 4-way stop intersections in California, noting that such a concept would not work in New York - there'd be too many four car accidents!

Posted by: Robert A. Dugger at May 7, 2005 12:20 AM

Ahem, as if y'all hadn't noticed, it's the opposite wording, color designation, and sides that is sooo obvious. Yin is to Yang. "big brother"/Freedom. Orwell can it get? Welcome to the "new world order"? Blah.

Posted by: DaWIZ* at May 7, 2005 02:42 AM

what an interesting post.^^^

Posted by: Bob at May 11, 2005 07:56 AM

"Looks Photoshopped."

1. Why would anyone waste time on that? You don't get especially famous when you go on This Is Broken.

2. With enough work and experience, anything can be photoshopped. Have you considered that that other broken thing might have been done pixel by pixel? See point 1.

3. For all the people saying it's not broken, this site was made so companies and governments could improve their services. If the customer/taxpayer is dissatisfied, its broken.

Posted by: A1 at May 12, 2005 05:03 PM


Posted by: Zelse at May 26, 2005 07:48 PM

Wow Zelse, you really should read the previous comments!

Posted by: A1 at May 29, 2005 07:55 AM

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