stop sign with majesty

January 27, 2010

There is a big building in the Washington D.C area that is urban-legend’d to have caused hundreds of accidents because when drivers come over the hill on the freeway, they are overwhelmed by its beauty and majesty. I think they’re just drunk.

Well, it’s kind of like that at Suncrest, apparently. On the Suncrest Residents blog (up for a Pulitzer, I hear), someone complained about how our 4-way stop sign is hard to see, and that’s why people keep rolling it.

From the “blog”: “Even in good weather, many of us have seen vehicles go through that intersection without stopping, some without slowing at all. This is a hazard for other motorists and especially for pedestrians trying to cross the intersection.”

Uh huh. I know that’s why I always roll stop signs–they’re hard to see.

The solution?

I give you, MORE COWBELL:

stop sign pic day

Check out all its majesty. Suncrest plus one.

It’s still a bit hard to see at night:

stop sign pic night

Is it just me? Maybe it’s just me.


28 Responses to “stop sign with majesty”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Well, they did just take down the Christmas lights. Maybe they felt we needed a bit more bling up here. They could do the same to the “Stop Ahead” signs for added effect.

    Since I don’t read the community blog, can you answer a question for me: Did the HOA pay for this or the city of Draper?

  2. Paige Says:

    We have what I call “fart lines” here on many rural roads in Georgia that are spaced out along the road as you approach stop signs. As you cross each “fart line” they make a really loud and annoying sound. I’m guessing they are either to warn you to start slowing down or to wake you up.

  3. KanyonKris Says:

    Disco Stu says, Stop and boogie at Club Suncrest.

  4. That is like Noise polution but it is visual.

  5. Jason Says:

    Whether HOA or the city – whoever’s responsible for those has overtaken the official title of dumb ass, previously held by whoever’s responsible for the blinking sign further down the hill that will flash and tell you the couple inches of snow your driving in makes for winter conditions – maybe even the guys at LOTOJA who though the hanger’s would be cool.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Suddenly purchasing that corner lot doesn’t seem like such a good idea. Nothing like the warm glow of a Suncrest stop sign emanating through your bedroom window.

    • dug Says:

      i know, right? i’m pretty sure those signs can be seen from space. at least low orbit. if i lived near that corner, i would be channeling my inner hayduke.

  7. fish Says:

    It couldn’t be that you can readily see if there’s a car/pedestrian approaching from the other three directions. That wouldn’t have anything to do with people rolling it.

  8. mark Says:

    I’m just glad they have solar panels since powering eight LEDs per sign would have used far more energy than producing and installing those solar panels did.

  9. Rob Says:

    Totally ran that stop sign this morning – didn’t even see it.

  10. Eric Says:

    I’m beginning to think there’s some kind of experiment going on using the people of Suncrest.

    • dug Says:

      amen, brother. we’re a bunch of lab rats. kind of a lord of the flies thing. i think they’re filming a movie, and we’re unwitting extras.

  11. stevenbpt Says:

    I have seen those before. Orem has at least one, I think on 8th west and 4th or 8th south. Very illuminating. You folks up Suncrest way are really “special”.

  12. Rick S. Says:

    ahem….photo credit? Where is the photo credit?

  13. Jonnie J Says:

    Love it. Anyone who lives there has seen their life flash before their eyes at that intersection.

    • dug Says:

      i have lived there for almost 5 years. i’ve never seen my life flash before my eyes at that intersection.

      you only love it because the nuclear flash of the signs doesn’t reach all the way to your house. i bet you can feel the heat from them though.

  14. Jonnie J Says:

    Ask Rico about the time we were sitting there last summer on our bikes chatting it up, when a chic came flying through it going like 60 mph. Uh huh. Although, I do like the whole red like district feel those things throw off when its a foggy night.

  15. bikemike Says:

    this would make a great Calvin and Hobbes story.

    Spaceman Dug…blah, blah, blah.

  16. Chad Says:

    These stop sign methods could really be improved with:

    1. consummate “v”s
    2. Some beefy arms or some wingalings
    3. chiaroscuro shading

  17. rabidrunner Says:

    Being as you are a big fan of city council meetings, why don’t you go to one and suggest a round-a-bout?

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