Stop, in the name of Love

02 mayo 2008

In mid 2007 Oak Lawn authorities, in Illinois, 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.

Now, according to Chicago Tribune, Oak Lawn will have to remove the signs after the Illinois Department of Transportation determined they violate the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Mayor Dave Heilmann was very disappointed with the decision. "The community loved them", he said, "and we heard from all over the country about how thinking outside the box was a good way to reinforce the message that people need to stop". "I think government needs to take itself less seriously," he added. "We have to take the work seriously, but it's OK to smile and to be creative in enforcing a serious message."

What do you think about it?