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Heed The Stop Sign Herd

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by Josh Wood Tuesday November 30, 2010

by Brainware3000The news of Cranston’s undocumented stop signs found a wider audience today.

To the relief of local street sign paperwork investigators, RIDOT has claimed responsibility for about a third of the signs. The other 400 stop signs remain somewhat of a mystery. However, a Federal Highway Administration official assured Cranston residents that there was no reason to panic.

“Reports of large numbers of stop signs are not uncommon, especially in places where roads intersect other roads,” reaffirmed the official. “This time of year we occasionally see mass-migrations of the red signs, which start from summer intersections in Boston and make the slow trek to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. They could be here for another week, maybe more…”

A stop sign is a red octagon about 30 inches across, with a three-quarter inch white border around it. The white uppercase letters stand almost 10 inches tall and read “stop” – which, according to local custom, is just a suggestion. Cranston city administrators urged residents to approach the feral signs cautiously.

In related news, rumors that a local conservative Democrat was sponsoring a bill to deport the undocumented signs are untrue.

Photo of a stop sign herd by Brainware3000

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