Boston Fit wrote:bk7794 wrote:On the Mass Pike they have the worst signs. ''25 miles 23 minutes to I-495'' I mean it's helpful but sometimes it doesn't really mean anything.
Another one: Getting onto I-95 from Route 2 in Lexington MA, there is a sign that says "I-95 Gloucester/Attleboro." As compass points, those two towns could not be more random. I'd like to know who picked them over "New Hampshire/Rhode Island" or just "North/South."
The 23 minutes thing is for daily commuters. When you go the same way every day you know where you're going, how long it takes, etc, and a numeric assessment of traffic condition is an easy way to be told what to expect.
My grandmother, when she was still driving, was afraid to get on the highway because she thought if the sign said "New York" she had to stay on until she got to NY.