a road sign on a gravel road
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Speed Limit 80. Sunday Morning Photograph.

I can’t drive 55. Sorry.

Official highway signs with Speed Limit 80 printed on them are found only in portions of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The sign that is featured in this article is located somewhere on Interstate 70 in Utah.

Speed Limit 80. Sunday Morning Photograph.

a speed limit sign on a pole
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Look closely at the above photograph. The original speed limit on this particular sign was 75 miles per hour. 80 miles per hour is too fast to notice it. How ironic.

a road sign on a gravel road
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

Final Boarding Call

Traffic signs which are posted seemingly in the middle of nowhere present another irony to me. Is regulation really necessary in wide open spaces of land? Perhaps.

I photographed a stop sign on an off ramp of Interstate 10 somewhere in western Texas years ago. All one could see is:

  • The bright red stop sign
  • A vibrant blue sky
  • The off ramp
  • A vast expanse of land

I have always liked that photograph.

The purpose of the weekly series of Sunday Morning Photograph articles is to feature photographs from my travels around the world which you can view while enjoying your morning coffee.

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate With Brian Cohen, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:

Andorra • Argentina • Austria • Bahamas • Bahrain • Belgium • Belarus • Botswana • Brazil • Bulgaria • Canada • China • Chile • Colombia • Côte d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast • Cyprus — including the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus • Czechia or Czech Republic • Denmark • Dominican Republic • Egypt • England in Great Britain in the United Kingdom • Estonia • Finland • France • Germany • Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Kenya • Latvia • Lebanon • Lesotho • Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malaysia • Morocco • Mozambique • Netherlands • Oman • Panama • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Singapore • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Swaziland or Eswatini • Sweden • Switzerland • Thailand • United Arab Emirates • United States of America • Uruguay

All photographs ©2023 by Brian Cohen.

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