SouthCoast Roads Are a Mine Field of Stuff to Watch Out For
Travel on any highway, street, or byway in the SouthCoast region, and you'll see a collection of yellow diamond-shaped signs posted by the Commonwealth or your local community warning you of potential hazards in your pathway.
Everything from kids to horses to fowl are on our roadways, and it's no wonder more of them aren't squished flat like pancakes.
Whether cruising around in the countryside or the city, motorists would be wise to keep one eye on the road and the other darting from side to side to see which potential threat might be lurking or lunging from the curb.
When I was but a lad, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles provided me with a handbook to study that included the rules of the road. The blue booklet also contained images of signs I might encounter while driving. All of that business is online these days.
It seems few adhere to the rules these days, and there are many more road signs than ever before, in just my humble opinion.
With so many signs warning of cyclists, horses, geese, turkeys, turtles, fire engines, children, and so much more, it is increasingly difficult to watch the traffic, look out for stuff on the roadway, and read all of the signs at the same time.
Perhaps we could have one big sign at the start of each roadway with a list of everything we might encounter along the way.
In case you haven't figured it out, this article is in jest. It's just that I've noticed so many new funky signs on the roads that weren't in my driver's manual back in the day, and I thought I'd share them with you all.
Safe travels, and watch out for crossing turkeys!
Some other road hazards to watch out for: