Since this is election time, I'd like to propose an idea for Congress to consider. The idea would immediately reduce U.S. National and local deficits across the country, in the forms of decreased labor, paint and metal expenditures. This would be to eliminate unnecessary traffic signs.
The first to go would be "Yield" signs. Nobody pays any attention to them, so why have them? I mean, they were doomed from the beginning; I don't know why they were ever implemented. It's un-American to yield. Part of being an American is to believe that whatever one is doing is more important than what anyone else out there is doing, so everyone else ought to get out of the way.
And what about flashing red lights at four-way stops? What were they thinking there? Here's a double-expense whammy – four stop signs AND a flashing light. Besides that, anyone who thought about it a little beforehand should have realized that a four-way stop is an accident waiting to happen. Any time you let a person make up his or her own mind when they should go, you're asking for trouble. Besides, just when you get going good, the light flashes red again. It's a wonder anyone gets anywhere.
Why not just get rid of the stop signs and put up a regular traffic light? You're already wasting the electricity, and even if a person is color-blind, they know what the top, middle and bottom lights mean, so there are no dangerous subjective decisions to make. Red: stop. Green: go. Yellow: look the hell out!
Just an idea to make life go a little cheaper and smoother. I don't know why nobody's thought of it before.
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