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'Use Yah Blinkah,' Mass. Highway Signs Say

Photos of the signs went viral on social media.

A sign urging drivers to "Use yah blinkah" on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Credit: Boston University police
A sign urging drivers to "Use yah blinkah" on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Credit: Boston University police
Someone at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation deserves a raise.

On Friday morning, electronic signs on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 93, and Route 495 urged drivers to "Use yah blinkah."

Photos of the signs went viral on social media. A photo posted by @MassDOT on Twitter was retweeted more than 270 times and favorited more than 170 times. Two more photos made the front page of Reddit.

Through March of this year, police across the state have issued 1,083 citations for failing to signal, according to CBS Boston.
Waverly Watchdog May 11, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Yup! Maybe they should ask Marie Antoinette "How's that kinda arrogance working out for you?" She got her head handed to her, literally, for such arrogance. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Obama make Richard Nixon look like Thomas Jefferson.
Matthew May 11, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Hey Veno....No humor in possibly getting someone killed because of somebody reading one of these moronic messages instead of watching the road. Would you be saying the same thing if someone was reading a text while they were driving because it was humorous, and killed somebody? No. You would be pissed, I hope?
Wind Dummy 25 May 11, 2014 at 10:17 PM
I hope everyone is reading all signs. Especially on the big roads. Do you ever read the signs that restrict class A heavy trucks to the right two lanes on the interstates? You know its not for safety. We all know where the action is getting on and off highway ramps where the trucks are. We put everything in those two lanes where express lanes should be in the passing lane. Matthew we just need the right information to match the infrastructure. If it sounds funny but works...why the F not?
Waverly Watchdog May 12, 2014 at 08:38 AM
In some places there are so many signs it's nearly impossible to read them all and watch the road and traffic too. Look at the number of stuck trucks on Storrow or Memorial Drives.
Wind Dummy 25 May 12, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Getting lost and stuck under brigdes by commercial drivers is less as GPS navigation becomes more accurate and warehousing localy becomes less. You see more freshmen in orange and yellow for rent tucks jammed under giant NO NO signs. Again if it gets attention and it helps do it.

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