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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2 (June, 1926)

America's Sign Posts

America's Sign Posts

Not until you have toured the United States by road do you realise how much sign-posts can do to help you and make the journey interesting. Every State has ideas of its own in the matter, but most of them are effective enough and many have a grim irony that fixes them in the memory. On one precipitous road in Colorado an arrow points straight into an abyss where rest the mangled remains of dozens of cars, so far below they look like toys. Under the arrow is a sign which says: “Step on the gas and follow these.” “Don't be a speeding fool,” pleads another type of sign-post, some of which add: “How would you like to kill your own children?”