Another one of my favorite signs in Mexico were the speed bump signs or topes.! Literally, the first time, I saw this sign all I could think of was “warning – boobs ahead”.! What.?! And it wasn’t just me, other expats and tourists thought the same thing.! Maybe, all of us secretly have dirty minds 😉 But seriously, to not heed this sign as a driver can be painful.! Going over the topes at full speed will jolt you, your passengers, and your car.! Possibly giving you whiplash or making you throw up in the process.! Or you might decide at the last minute to brake urgently causing vomiting at best and a car crash at worst.!
Topes signs can be found showing only two bumps as in the photo at the top of ths post. Or they can be found with three bumps as in the photo directly above. I like to call this one the “Total Recall” topes sign because it reminds me of the scene where Arnold’s character meets the prostitute with three boobs.! Of course, no such exciting speed bump signs exist in Chicago. Please note the very serious, innocuous, and bland speed bump sign found in a typical Chicago neighborhood.! Yawn… Even Mexico’s signs are more exciting and colorful.!