MILWAUKEE – If you’ve ever driven across our beautiful state, you’ve probably seen one of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s humorous overhead signs creatively urging citizens to drive safe and sober.
After a crack-down from the US Federal Highway Administration, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced a ban on humor, opting instead for a more direct and, some might say, insulting approach.
Gone are the days of chuckling at clever puns and witty one-liners while stuck in traffic. Now, drivers will be greeted with straightforward and, at times, brutally honest messages aimed at getting their attention.
One of the new signs spotted on a Wisconsin highway reads, “Get off your phone, you fat bitch.”
The decision to ban humor came after a lengthy debate among transportation officials who believed that drivers needed a harsh wake-up call. “We’ve tried making them laugh, but it’s time for tough love,” said one spokesperson for the DOT.
While some residents appreciate the honesty, others miss the days of roadside chuckles. “I used to look forward to the clever signs during my commute,” said one disgruntled driver. “Now it feels like I’m getting roasted every time I hit the road.”
Whether you find it amusing or insulting, one thing is for sure – Wisconsin’s roads are now a no-joke zone. So buckle up, obey the signs, and brace yourself for the unfiltered truth on your daily drive.