The official-looking sign says “No Unnecessary Shifting or Braking.”
We’re used to ignoring signs like “30 Minute Parking. Violators Will Be Towed at Their Own Expense.”
And “Speed Limit 25.”
But this must be the most random, least enforceable sign among the 72 squintillion all around town.
Was there once an epidemic of shifting and/or braking? What is “unnecessary”? And who even “shifts” these days?
The sign — last week’s Photo Challenge — can be seen in the Bedford Middle School parking lot. (Click here to see.)
John D. McCarthy, Andrew Colabella, Seth Schachter, Mousumi Ghosh, Jonathan Alloy, Brendan Malin and Carl Addison Swanson all knew the spot.
Presumably not because they were arrested for a violation.
Perennial Photo Challenge winner Andrew Colabella won’t be listed next week. That’s because he’s turning the tables, and submitting instead of answering this week’s puzzler.
Sure, it’s a survey marker. It says so right on it. But where in Westport would you see this?
If you know, click “Comments” below.
Meanwhile, drive safely. No unnecessary shifting or braking!
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