It’s no surprise that Texas has become one of the most desirable places in the country to relocate to. For some people, this move can’t come soon enough which is why the Texas Department of Transportation decided to poke fun at the big rush.
This sign warns drivers to slow down while reassuring them that they’re already in their new home — that is if they don’t get a speeding ticket before! Considering the vast size of Texas, it’s not surprising that people wouldn’t know where the state begins or ends!
Where What Is?
When most of us are driving around lost in a new place, the last thing most of us would want to see is a bunch of nonsensical and strange fake road signs. Unfortunately for visitors to Amarillo, Texas, kooky signs are one of the most common sights to see.
Signs saying things like “Road Does Not End” and “I’m Alive” line the streets of this Texan town thanks to an eccentric artist named Stanley Marsh 3. These signs, just one of Stanley’s bizarre public art installations, have been confusing drivers for decades!
You’ve Been Warned!
In recent years, there has been an increase in people moving to Texas from other parts of the country. Whether it's for political or financial reasons, more and more are choosing to relocate to the Lone Star State.
While many of these newcomers are still getting used to the word “y’all” and Texas-sized portions, there’s another part of living in this state that many are shocked to experience — the weather. Thankfully, this sign was kind enough to warn these recent transplants that no matter how hot they feel now, there’s more to come!
No Time to Rhyme
When it comes to warning drivers of flood zones, governments have to get creative… and maybe even a bit poetic as this sign displays. This creatively-written sign warns drivers that the road in front of them can get easily flooded and can quickly turn deadly.
We hope that the catchy rhyming words will inspire drivers to heed the warning and turn around. Though most of Texas is pretty flat and dry, rain storms can quickly lead to deadly and sudden flash floods which can quickly wash away a road.
Not the Best Travel Companions
For many people, passing a large prison gives them a creepy feeling. Now imagine that strange feeling and multiply it — that’s probably how people feel after seeing this sign along a Texan road.
The fact that the prison had to actually make these signs means they most likely had to deal with several “incidents” involving escaped prisoners and naïve drivers. In case scary movies haven’t made you scared to pick up a stranger, this sign will certainly make you think twice about picking up a hitchhiker on the side of the road!