'Yeild To Bikes' Street Signs Removed In Nevada

SPARKS, Nev. -- Residents no longer have to shake their heads over two "Yeild to bikes" signs along a busy Nevada street.

Officials in Sparks say the misspelled signs were replaced after they were featured on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" show on Thursday night.

The senior vice president of the construction company that is extending a boulevard in the city near Reno says a contractor didn't notice the misspelling of the word "yield."

Lance Semenko says it was an honest mistake.

It's not the first time misspelled words have turned up on signs and roadways in the Reno area.

In the past, roads in school zones have been painted with the words "scool" and "shcool."

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  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2010 at 06:39 PM
    The misspelling is really not that surprising as it seems fewer people (even those in the media) proofread anymore. I will say that WITN does a good job from what I've seen avoiding simple typos. As for street signs, I was in one town about a year ago and someone had actually mounted a diamond-shaped traffic signal sign upside down with the green light at the top!
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    Our city streets created were for CARS NOT bikes. YEILD TO THE CAR. Someone with a brain cell finanlly took the signs down.
  • by Anonymous on May 16, 2010 at 04:41 PM
    I can hardly believe that had them up in the first place! Yeild to a bike my butt!

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