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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   One city has finally set its sights on the most dangerous threat to the safety of its citizens: illegally-placed signs   (tampabay.com) divider line 29
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2013-06-09 01:10:46 PM  
Priorities people, remember priorities.
 
2013-06-09 01:28:54 PM  
Why are they called snipe signs? Do people shoot at them?
 
2013-06-09 01:30:15 PM  
Illegally placed signs are kind of a problem. On at least 4 occasions I've had to get out of my car, and pull up signs that have blocked my view when pulling out of my driveway.
 
2013-06-09 01:34:03 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-09 01:34:34 PM  
Actually, they are a safety issue. They distract the driver from, you know, driving.

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There's a curve on a road in my hamlet that is notorious. At least once a month, up until they installed a guardrail, someone would take out the power pole opposite the curve's apex. Now, once a month, the guardrail is taken out. The stupid thing is, the guardrail starts about 40 feet too late, so that the end of the rail is always plowed into rather than the rail catching the car and keeping it in the road, but I digress. Someone has posted two, small (8.5x11"), handwritten signs to a tree just before the curve. One reads, "Bad Curve!!!", the other, I have no idea, as it's a block of handwritten text at least 25 words long, on a sign 20 feet away on a road with a 45mph speed limit. Anyway, my point is, anyone not familiar with the road trying to read the signs will not notice the curve.

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2013-06-09 01:37:01 PM  
Blockin' up the scenery. Don't do that.
 
2013-06-09 01:40:57 PM  
"Political or free speech signs are not considered snipe signs."

Uh, yes they are if they are in the right-of-way on public property. You're just too scared to deal with them.

Aside from that, bravo on tackling the signs. They are a problem everywhere.
 
2013-06-09 01:45:48 PM  
I am glad that where I live has periodical wind storms that take out hand made signs.

\still have to clean the yard after each on though
 
2013-06-09 01:47:29 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Blockin' up the scenery. Don't do that.


I'm alive, and feelin' fine.
 
2013-06-09 01:50:05 PM  

Astorix: Why are they called snipe signs? Do people shoot at them?


No, they designate spots where snipe have been seen crossing the road.
 
2013-06-09 01:53:32 PM  
www.whataboutpollution.com


Yes.  This is definitely better.
 
2013-06-09 01:53:33 PM  
Job killing shiat like this....
 
2013-06-09 02:25:46 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Actually, they are a safety issue. They distract the driver from, you know, driving.

[CSB]

There's a curve on a road in my hamlet that is notorious. At least once a month, up until they installed a guardrail, someone would take out the power pole opposite the curve's apex. Now, once a month, the guardrail is taken out. The stupid thing is, the guardrail starts about 40 feet too late, so that the end of the rail is always plowed into rather than the rail catching the car and keeping it in the road, but I digress. Someone has posted two, small (8.5x11"), handwritten signs to a tree just before the curve. One reads, "Bad Curve!!!", the other, I have no idea, as it's a block of handwritten text at least 25 words long, on a sign 20 feet away on a road with a 45mph speed limit. Anyway, my point is, anyone not familiar with the road trying to read the signs will not notice the curve.

[/CSB]




Unlike the giant farking billboards that litter the landscape.
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2013-06-09 02:29:28 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-09 02:42:54 PM  

Astorix: Why are they called snipe signs? Do people shoot at them?


It's an eBay thing where you place a usually-automated, last-second bid.
/Used it for years to keep emotion out of the bidding, plus you can change your mind.
 
2013-06-09 02:45:42 PM  
Woo Loo! Woo Loo!
 
2013-06-09 02:46:38 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Gecko Gingrich: Actually, they are a safety issue. They distract the driver from, you know, driving.

[CSB]

There's a curve on a road in my hamlet that is notorious. At least once a month, up until they installed a guardrail, someone would take out the power pole opposite the curve's apex. Now, once a month, the guardrail is taken out. The stupid thing is, the guardrail starts about 40 feet too late, so that the end of the rail is always plowed into rather than the rail catching the car and keeping it in the road, but I digress. Someone has posted two, small (8.5x11"), handwritten signs to a tree just before the curve. One reads, "Bad Curve!!!", the other, I have no idea, as it's a block of handwritten text at least 25 words long, on a sign 20 feet away on a road with a 45mph speed limit. Anyway, my point is, anyone not familiar with the road trying to read the signs will not notice the curve.

[/CSB]



Unlike the giant farking billboards that litter the landscape.


1) I never stated any support for billboards; they're a distraction, too.

2) They're not, with their (usually) much easier to read print, as distracting as "snipe " signs.
 
2013-06-09 02:49:23 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: StoPPeRmobile: Gecko Gingrich: Actually, they are a safety issue. They distract the driver from, you know, driving.

[CSB]

There's a curve on a road in my hamlet that is notorious. At least once a month, up until they installed a guardrail, someone would take out the power pole opposite the curve's apex. Now, once a month, the guardrail is taken out. The stupid thing is, the guardrail starts about 40 feet too late, so that the end of the rail is always plowed into rather than the rail catching the car and keeping it in the road, but I digress. Someone has posted two, small (8.5x11"), handwritten signs to a tree just before the curve. One reads, "Bad Curve!!!", the other, I have no idea, as it's a block of handwritten text at least 25 words long, on a sign 20 feet away on a road with a 45mph speed limit. Anyway, my point is, anyone not familiar with the road trying to read the signs will not notice the curve.

[/CSB]

Unlike the giant farking billboards that litter the landscape.

1) I never stated any support for billboards; they're a distraction, too.

2) They're not, with their (usually) much easier to read print, as distracting as "snipe " signs.


Gecko Gingrich: StoPPeRmobile: Gecko Gingrich: Actually, they are a safety issue. They distract the driver from, you know, driving.

[CSB]

There's a curve on a road in my hamlet that is notorious. At least once a month, up until they installed a guardrail, someone would take out the power pole opposite the curve's apex. Now, once a month, the guardrail is taken out. The stupid thing is, the guardrail starts about 40 feet too late, so that the end of the rail is always plowed into rather than the rail catching the car and keeping it in the road, but I digress. Someone has posted two, small (8.5x11"), handwritten signs to a tree just before the curve. One reads, "Bad Curve!!!", the other, I have no idea, as it's a block of handwritten text at least 25 words long, on a sign 20 feet away on a road with a 45mph speed limit. Anyway, my point is, anyone not familiar with the road trying to read the signs will not notice the curve.

[/CSB]

Unlike the giant farking billboards that litter the landscape.

1) I never stated any support for billboards; they're a distraction, too.

2) They're not, with their (usually) much easier to read print, as distracting as "snipe " signs.




Yeah, animated 50 foot tall billboards that you can see miles away is not a distraction.

I'm sure the political ones will be allowed to slide again too. They are magical, right?
 
2013-06-09 03:10:59 PM  
StoPPeRmobile:


Unlike the giant farking billboards that litter the landscape.
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I live where there are no billboards and just trees all the way down.

It's TERRIBLE. You get bored and stop paying attention because nothing is different. On long trips you're never sure how far you've come because you can't see buildings or gas stations or anything from the highway and road signs are obstructed by the trees.

I will gladly switch out this bland existence for the "Every Baby is a Blessing" billboards I saw every trip north of Austin
 
2013-06-09 04:03:16 PM  
 
2013-06-09 06:36:55 PM  
This may seem trivial but I am all for this one.  The signs are litter, pure and simple.  They foul a town just as much as allowing peoples dogs or kids to shiat all over the streets.  Posters of random signs should be hit with a $10k littering fine for each incident.
 
2013-06-09 06:40:14 PM  
Sign spam -- everywhere. As far as the eye can see.

www.nytmare.orgwww.nytmare.orgwww.nytmare.orgwww.nytmare.orgwww.nytmare.orgwww.nytmare.org
 
2013-06-09 06:45:25 PM  
Political or free speech signs are not considered snipe signs.

"We make the rules, and we say our signs are OK. And free speech is what we say it is too."
 
2013-06-09 06:46:06 PM  
If signs like that bother you so much stop and pull them out.  I've done it before & it was very satisfying.
 
2013-06-09 07:19:14 PM  
And these totally aren't eyesores.

i61.photobucket.com

In fact, all but nine of the signs on that 3/4 of a street corner promote people who weren't sent to federal prison for abusing the office being sought. That's almost 80%.
 
2013-06-09 07:47:25 PM  

nytmare: Sign spam -- everywhere. As far as the eye can see.

[www.nytmare.org image 480x360][www.nytmare.org image 480x360][www.nytmare.org image 480x360][www.nytmare.org image 480x360][www.nytmare.org image 480x360][www.nytmare.org image 480x360]


Now there's a campaign to get behind
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More drinking, Less passing of annoying bylaws and tax increases,
 
2013-06-09 08:54:26 PM  
It really does make a community look like a third world shiathole. I'm in Montgomery County MD and every telephone pole, stoplight control box, and the backs of most signs are plastered with these things.

It's the only crime in which the criminal leavers his phone number behind, and the cops still can't find them? That's some fine policework, there.
 
2013-06-09 09:20:29 PM  

bingo the psych-o: If signs like that bother you so much stop and pull them out.  I've done it before & it was very satisfying.


Where I live, they're clearly and unequivocally illegal on the shoulder or median of the road.  Because the cops never bothered to crack down on them after I called the state and county to complain, I learned the schedule of the jerks that hammered them into the shoulder every Friday night advertising all the shiatty houses they were trying to sell, and one or two times just followed along behind the guys by about five minutes, along their whole five or six mile route.  With a sledge.  Amazing how hard those are to pull out of the ground when the wood stake gets pounded in an extra foot.  Hope they had fund Sunday night when they came back to get 'em.
 The 2008 housing crash cut way down on that shiat, but they're back.  Plus the "WE BUY HOUSES" crap.
 
2013-06-10 02:40:55 AM  
Best solution I've seen was the town that programmed its auto-dialer to call snipe sign numbers 50 times a day, stopping only when the owners paid their fines and took the signs down.
 
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