99% of the roads in Florida are laser-straight. That’s one of the things that was hard to get used to when I moved here from New England. Up there when you saw a traffic light, you were AT the traffic light. Red: Stop. Green: Go. Yellow: Stomp on it.
Here, you can see traffic lights from miles away sometimes. I had to adapt my thinking. Now when I see a red light, I hurry up or I’ll miss the green. When it’s green, I coast so I won’t use the brakes too much at the red light.
This stretch of road has a story to it, I’m sure. The wide shot emphasizes how long and straight it is. The zoomed-in shot shows the (apparently) special tree that someone would not allow to be chopped down to make way for the typically Floridian road.
What is it with that tree?
I’m laughing a little bit too hard at this story.
While I doubt this actually explains the (admittedly funny) error, I will say this: you do notice it. And, you do think about it. Which is more than you can say for most warning signs.
Back in Florida, there was a park near my house that had a “Speed Limit 9 MPH” sign. Every time we saw it, we’d laugh at how dumb they were not to post a ““normal”” speed limit that ends in a 5 or a 0.
But, then, we realized that, yeah, we did actually see it. And, yeah, we did actually slow down to 9 MPH.
Put differently, how many of the hundreds of other warning signs you saw in the month of July can you remember this clearly?
Nope. Me neither.
There’s a sign like that at a nearby amusement park. Well, it was there five years ago when I tweeted about it. I think the strange number’s purpose is to make you notice it. I did take a picture of it, after all.
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