In the United States will replace the road plates with the number 69 to 68.9. To not steal themJanuary 14, 2019
The authorities decided that the new number will not attract the attention of thieves
In the US, they figured out how to deal with the theft of road signs: the Washington State Department of Transportation decided to write other numbers on them that are not interesting for thieves.
Over the past six years, employees of the department had to replace 608 characters indicating the distance. Apparently, most of them were kidnapped by passing drivers – simply because they liked the numbers on them.
The most popular were signs with marks of 69 and 420 miles. The reasons for the popularity of the first are obvious – the number 69 is associated with a pose in sex for many. But the second requires some culturological explanations: the number 420 is associated with marijuana, since the public activists fighting for the legalization of cannabis, hold their protest actions on April 20.
Previously, road workers often missed the corresponding signs. But this is a bad way: in the countryside – this is a rare reliable way to find the right turn. So now, Washington State Transportation Agency officials have decided to use a 68.9 sign instead of 69 miles, and on the 420-mile pillars mount the “419.9” plates.
Similar tricks have to use and road builders from other states. For example, in Idaho, they also switched to the “419.9” plate.
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