One of the things I have seriously contemplated doing lately is getting some heavy card stock and making some large signs to carry with me in the car. They would have messages for other drivers on them, with some in mirror text for displaying to the asshat in front of you. Things like, “RELAX”, “HANG UP AND DRIVE”, “STOP TAILGATING”. You know, nothing vulgar, just getting the point across.

Apparently I’m not the only person to have this idea. Now you can buy a set of cards like this, neatly spiral bound and organized with tabs for quickly selecting the sign you want. Many of them have vulgar alternatives if you’re feeling like getting shot at. There are some blank cards included for you to write your own messages.

You know you want them.

3 Responses to “Road Rage Cards”
  1. Sigivald says:

    I’ve long thought it would be nice to have an LED messagebar kind of thing for that. It could even double as a central brake-light.

    But mostly to tell people “your turn signal is still on” or “your lights are off” or “do you know your car’s on fire?”

  2. Rachel Garrett says:

    I made a sign like that once. It was about a foot long, and four inches high. I wrote “TURN SIGNAL?!” in big, black, aggressive letters. As in, “Don’t you know how to locate your turn signal? Duh!”

    Even people impervious to the Stare of Death seem to have had a difficult time ignoring the sign.

  3. Anne Haight says:

    Sigivald,

    Funny you should say that. As a teenager I was obsessed with the idea of hooking up a scrolling LED message bar in the back window of my station wagon. I could never figure out how to power it, as apparently those things take a good amount of juice to operate, and back in those days, getting power adapters for cars was not a trivial thing.

    Also, I’m not entirely sure it’s even legal. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think the signs I would add to the spiral-bound collection would be, “RELAX”, “RICER!”, and “YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE”.

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