The teen finally has her learner’s permit after weeks of studying rules of the road and traffic signs. The signs were the tough part — trying to memorize all the shapes and colors to recognize without the words you will see in real life.
There were signs in her study guide I’ve never even seen before, and it got me thinking. I’ve seen many other traffic signs in the Indianapolis area that no one ever told me about. So, I checked — and none of these are in the DMV handbook my teen used to study for the test.
Here are 6 Indianapolis traffics signs that make me laugh every time I drive by:
Westfield: Many school zones in the Indy area are labeled as no idle zones to prevent parents from leaving the cars running in the pickup line. My kids call this the “no farting zone sign.” Because we’re classy like that.
Broad Ripple: I know people who struggle with parallel parking, and I struggle with swinging my car into perpendicular spaces. I expected chaos created by a one-way parking strip on the wrong side of the street, but everyone seems to figure it out. Mostly.