Electronic traffic sign warns of zombies!

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22 Responses to “Electronic traffic sign warns of zombies!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Even stranger are all the government sponsored golf /work projects around here (Cincinnati). I see the signs along a lot of highways. They show a guy with a putter lining up a shot and is bold enough to claim “Putting America to Work.” http://www.xerraireart.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/stimsigns.jpg

  2. Anonymous says:

    There was another one in Columbus, OH the other week. On my way into work I was driving past the new ballpark and the flashing road sign that usually says “Game Today” was reading “Caution: Zombies”. By 8:00am they were correcting it.. :(

  3. jfrancis says:

    What’s that in the road? A head?

  4. foobar says:

    Is it really “hacked” if you leave the default password in place?

  5. Anonymous says:

    no this is not an answer to urban runoff. attend your local metroblooms seminar maggie

  6. Teller says:

    Kentucky’s good with signs. My favorite on the side of a hwy store:

    Gas. Food. Soda. Beer. TNT.

  7. empollado says:

    “There’s a warnin’ sign on the road ahead … there’s a lot of people sayin’ we’d be better off undead …”

  8. tedder says:

    retrofuturism hits boingboing!

    http://boingboing.net/2011/03/21/residents-of-south-c.html

    It would have been more fun if Xeni had posted it both times :-)

  9. oasisob1 says:

    I saw one of these on 295 SB not far from BWI, yesterday and today, flashing the messages:

    Speed Enforced
    Smooth Operator

    What does it mean?

  10. Anonymous says:

    See this article on Jalopnik, as well as the older referenced articles.

    http://jalopnik.com/5815840/pikes-peak-electronic-road-sign-hacked-by-jalopnik-fans

  11. Anonymous says:

    Same thing happened in Austin two years ago:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html

  12. flytch says:

    insert the words “leaning on shovels” and it would just be any other highway job in america…

  13. Tony Moore says:

    nothing to fear, gang. It was just the line for the Creation Museum.

  14. Anonymous says:

    supposedly these signs are easy to hack… so I hear

  15. hectorinwa says:

    Driving through Nebraska, the most flat, straight, 300 miles I’ve ever driven, there was one of these saying “prepare to stop. Drug roadblock ahead” I freaked out and made my passenger throw away the pack of smokes that held the one lone joint we had in the car.

    There was no roadblock.

    • Anonymous says:

      pwnt.

    • gwailo_joe says:

      Yes. . .they wait at the next turnout hoping to catch furtive drug flinging then pounce. You were lucky.

      Budgets are way too tight for random roadblocks: just keep driving.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry you fell for one of the best cons in the book.

      A clever teenager can get enough weed for all their friends if they comb the side of the road after putting up one of these signs.

  16. emo hex says:

    Please get serious, how could anyone not appreciate such a warning.
    All my windows would be up and no stopping rule enforced.
    I breath a huge sigh of relief and get home safely to read the next installment of BoingBoing.

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