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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #400 on: April 01, 2019, 12:43:43 PM »

Didn’t get a picture, but on Friday a VMS on the Beltway got into the March Madness theme: “Make Safety a slam dunk. Wear your seat belt.”
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #401 on: April 01, 2019, 12:44:23 PM »

LaDOTD gem of the day:



They must have hired someone from Massachusetts.

I'm not seeing it.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #402 on: April 01, 2019, 01:04:44 PM »

Wisconsin's message of the day:

       NO FOOLING
TEXTING AND DRIVING
            KILLS
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #403 on: April 01, 2019, 03:01:55 PM »

LaDOTD gem of the day:



They must have hired someone from Massachusetts.

It appears you cannot direct-link pictures from slack.com.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #404 on: April 01, 2019, 03:09:13 PM »

Wisconsin's message of the day:

       NO FOOLING
TEXTING AND DRIVING
            KILLS

MN’s is directed at motorcyclists today:

DON’T BE A FOOL
WEAR A HELMET
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #405 on: April 01, 2019, 03:48:19 PM »

LaDOTD gem of the day: <snip> They must have hired someone from Massachusetts.

It appears you cannot direct-link pictures from slack.com.

Well, you can, but if you aren't on the team you won't see it. (Appeared just fine for me.)


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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #406 on: April 01, 2019, 04:37:19 PM »

Something tells me waving came before blinkers...chronologically speaking.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #407 on: April 06, 2019, 11:53:16 AM »

On my way through Monmouth County, NJ today on Kozloski Road, CR 55, just north of the 33 Bus. interchange was a VMS flashing "MONMOUTH COUNTY ROUTE 55" and that's it. I'd think it would be cheaper to just install a new reassurance shield.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #408 on: April 06, 2019, 01:07:46 PM »

On April 2 in Charlotte NC,

MAINTAIN LANE
SNOW HEAVIER ON SHOULDER

It did really snow in Charlotte on April 2; but it hardly piled up on the shoulders.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #409 on: April 07, 2019, 07:39:04 PM »

Delaware has been using a lot of pop music:

I SAW THE SIGN
AND IT OPENED UP MY EYES

OBEY POSTED SPEED LIMITS
ARRIVE ALIVE

Another one

COME ON EILEEN
YOUR SPEED IS OBSCENE
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #410 on: April 09, 2019, 08:06:12 AM »

Manchester, UK:
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #411 on: April 10, 2019, 07:13:53 PM »

On my way through Monmouth County, NJ today on Kozloski Road, CR 55, just north of the 33 Bus. interchange was a VMS flashing "MONMOUTH COUNTY ROUTE 55" and that's it. I'd think it would be cheaper to just install a new reassurance shield.
That made me fall out of my chair and hit my chin on my table... Why is that SO FUNNY?
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #412 on: April 10, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »

On my way through Monmouth County, NJ today on Kozloski Road, CR 55, just north of the 33 Bus. interchange was a VMS flashing "MONMOUTH COUNTY ROUTE 55" and that's it. I'd think it would be cheaper to just install a new reassurance shield.
That made me fall out of my chair and hit my chin on my table... Why is that SO FUNNY?
Reminds me of this classic...
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #413 on: April 11, 2019, 09:03:11 AM »

On my way through Monmouth County, NJ today on Kozloski Road, CR 55, just north of the 33 Bus. interchange was a VMS flashing "MONMOUTH COUNTY ROUTE 55" and that's it. I'd think it would be cheaper to just install a new reassurance shield.
That made me fall out of my chair and hit my chin on my table... Why is that SO FUNNY?
Reminds me of this classic...


KFC... BUCKET!! :rofl: :-D

Wow.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #414 on: April 11, 2019, 10:56:32 AM »

LaDOTD gem of the day: <snip> They must have hired someone from Massachusetts.

It appears you cannot direct-link pictures from slack.com.

Well, you can, but if you aren't on the team you won't see it. (Appeared just fine for me.)


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Illustrating one of my pet peeves.  Installing overhead sign structure uprights immediately in front of existing ground-mounted signs, thus obscuring the view of the signs from a distance.  And if it isn't practical to install the support behind the ground-mounted sign, at least relocate the sign to in front of the new support.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #415 on: April 11, 2019, 01:39:06 PM »

Illustrating one of my pet peeves.  Installing overhead sign structure uprights immediately in front of existing ground-mounted signs, thus obscuring the view of the signs from a distance.  And if it isn't practical to install the support behind the ground-mounted sign, at least relocate the sign to in front of the new support.

Cool, that's two separate pet peeves for two separate people in one photo. (Mine is DOTD's use of VMSs to lecture us about road rules instead of reporting on travel times or upcoming road conditions.)
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #416 on: April 11, 2019, 01:52:57 PM »

Illustrating one of my pet peeves.  Installing overhead sign structure uprights immediately in front of existing ground-mounted signs, thus obscuring the view of the signs from a distance.  And if it isn't practical to install the support behind the ground-mounted sign, at least relocate the sign to in front of the new support.

Cool, that's two separate pet peeves for two separate people in one photo. (Mine is DOTD's use of VMSs to lecture us about road rules instead of reporting on travel times or upcoming road conditions.)

Trust me, I have that same peeve about VMSes in all states.  As for posting travel times, I like MassDOT's approach.  Use separate static signs with the LED displays for times instead of posting travel info on the VMS boards.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #417 on: April 14, 2019, 03:14:43 PM »

Here's yet another picture from Reddit:


The Reddit post mentions it's from Ohio.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #418 on: April 15, 2019, 01:29:01 PM »

Steering my car away from Al caused me to run over Juanito.  I was just obeying the sign.
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #419 on: April 15, 2019, 04:09:48 PM »

IDOT has Tax Day themed silliness today...

“Think Taxes Are
   Expensive? A
 DUI Costs $18,000”

On the VMSes along I-57 from Marion to Chicago...I’m assuming its on most/all IDOT ones. That message is not on the ISTHA VMSes I passed

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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #420 on: April 15, 2019, 05:57:02 PM »

We got a platitude using the word "eggstra."
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #421 on: April 16, 2019, 10:37:18 AM »

Sometimes I just wish they would just put “MERRY XMAS / FROM VDOT”, “DON’T FORGET! / IT’S TAX DAY!”, OR JUST “GO NUGGETS! / AWY XX - NUG XX”
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #422 on: May 15, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »

This was TXDOT's on Mother's Day:
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #423 on: May 18, 2019, 06:09:46 PM »

I saw this on Reddit a couple days ago:
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Re: Most absurd VMS messages
« Reply #424 on: May 19, 2019, 01:28:31 PM »

Seen on Twitter. Don't know where it is.

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