Enjoy It But Not While On The Wheel

Enjoy It But Not While On The Wheel

So, last week, when we took an overnight trip to Pangong Tso, the ‘enchanted lake’ that borders China, we saw these funny yellow signs everywhere reminding us not to die while driving.  Some are  straightforward signs that you might see anywhere (maybe…) and others show that kind of creative genius we can only now associate with  the good people at India’s Border Roads Organization.  Too few road sign makers try to include sexual puns in their signs, right? And we thought the art of sign rhymes was all but lost!

Here  are our favorites by category.  LET US KNOW WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE!  

And also scroll to the bottom to see pictures of beautiful Pangong Tso. 

STRAIGHTFORWARD

Just to show that they have range, the Border Road Organization likes to remind us of the straightforward things to remember while driving.

Please honk

Please honk.

Avoid Accidents

BRO: Avoid Accidents. More Bros should remind us of things like that.

Remember you are driving on a hill road

Remember you are driving on a hill road. True.

CLEVER RHYMES

But BRO also knows that a rhyme in time saves nine (that’s the expression, right?). I think the couplets really make the danger hit home.

Speed Thrills But Often Kills

Speed Thrills But Often Kills
Driving Risky After Whisky

Driving Risky After Whisky, which inspired us to make our own sign “Never Steer after Beer’- we’re going to send in an official recommendation

Fast Won't Last

Fast Won’t Last

Anytime Is Safety Time

Anytime Is Safety Time.  Like Hammer Time, but safer. This is  one of Jevhon’s favorites.

Normal Speed Meets Every Need

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE…

This Is Highway Not Runway Drive Slow

This Is Highway Not Runway Drive Slow

Life Is Short Don't Make It Shorter

Life Is Short Don’t Make It Shorter

You Are Not Being Chased

You Are Not Being Chased. If only you knew, BRO.

Be Mr. Late Not Late Mr.

Be Mr. Late Not Late Mr. Dan’s favorite.

SEXUALLY EXPLICIT

Be Soft On My Curves

Be Soft On My Curves. Is the mountain… seducing me?

Darling I Like You But Not So Fast. Your other sign was leading me on.

I Am Corvaceous Be Slow

I Am Corvaceous Be Slow.

SAGE WISDOM

Slow Drive Long Life

Slow Drive Long Life

Time Is Money But Life Is Precious

Time Is Money But Life Is Precious

Start Early Drive Slowly Reach Safely

Start Early Drive Slowly Reach Safely

GUILT TRIP

If all else fails, what work better than a good ol’ fashioned guilt trip?

We Care For You Drive Slow

We Care For You Drive Slow

If You Sleep Your Family Will Weep

If You Sleep Your Family Will Weep

WTF??

The ones we will remember forever are the ones that make absolutely no sense. Some are *this* close to delivering meaning, but others simply don’t make the attempt.

Enjoy It But Not While On The Road

Enjoy It But Not While On The Road. Enjoy what?

Don't Become Gama In The Land Of The Lama

Don’t Become Gama On The Land Of The Lama

He Who Dares Wins

He Who Dares Wins. Dares what? Wins what? Should we be driving faster?

Life Is A Limited Company With Unlimited Dreams

Life Is A Limited Company With Unlimited Dreams

Be Mr Late Than Never

Be Mr Late Than Never

Haste Makes Waste

Haste Makes Waste

Shameless Self-Promotion

We only included one of these, but BRO wants you to know that, as fantastic as we think their signs/roads are, they are already well aware.

Border Roads In Service Of Nation

Border Roads In Service Of Nation

 

To Pangong Tso We Go

Located about 5 hours southeast of Leh, over high mountain passes, along twisting mountain roads, Pangong Tso (Lake) is a relaxing and beautiful retreat from the activity of Leh, and one of Ladakh’s most popular destinations for overnight trips. Check out some photos and videos from our recent trip to Pangong Tso!

By Dan & Jevhon

By Dan & Jevhon

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2 thoughts on “Enjoy It But Not While On The Wheel

  1. Hi Jehvon and Dan,

    I just sent a reply, but I couldn’t find it, so I’m sending another one. Sharon and I enjoyed reading your latest
    blog of the road signs put up by BRO on your way to a beautiful lake near the village of Leh. The signs are funny and they remind me of the red and white signs that were placed on poles and billboards across America adverising “Burma Shave”, a brushless shaving cream. They were humorous rhyming poems. They were removed in the early sixties. Here’s a few examples:

    Hardly a driver/ Is now alive/ Who passed/ On hills/ At 75/ Burma Shave
    Train approaching/ Whistle squealing/ Stop/ Avoid that run-down feeling/ Burma Shave
    Be well and enjoy your adventure, Love, Sharon and Artie

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