Originally published Aug. 11, 2012
These street signs are in New York City and being an out-of-towner, I found them rather humorous.
I thought I had it figured out but I was wrong. I had to look it up on the internet. It actually means that there is street cleaning Tues. and Fri. during the designated times and there is no parking on that side of the street then. Maybe it also implies that if people didn't litter, we wouldn't have to impose this no parking time so we can clean the street.
You might be wondering whether this sign can be true “Don’t Honk”. They seem pretty serious about it too since it’s in all capital letters and with a $350 fine. A vehicle’s horn is put there for a good reason, right?
Did I hear any horns honking? Yes, but only a few and I did not see anyone get caught. I can imagine though if they didn’t impose this restriction in Manhattan (seems like a pretty aggressive group of drivers), there would probably be horns going off constantly and the sound might be deafening.
I wonder if people look around them to make sure the coast is clear before they honk? If you come to Minnesota, you can honk the car horn all you like, but people just don’t do it here very much. It must be the Minnesota Nice in us!
I am a photographer who lives in Minnesota. I blog about Minnesota, photography, music, food and miscellaneous topics.