There’s a brand new signal meant to curb Storrowing

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The Division of Conservation and Recreation is imploring motorists to concentrate to their environment this transferring season.

The brand new “Automobiles Solely” signal on the entrance to Storrow Drive on David G. Mugar Means. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Workers

In Boston, this time of yr isn’t simply move-in season. It’s additionally Storrowing season, a lot to the chagrin of the Massachusetts Division of Conservation and Recreation.

DCR’s newest try and avert collisions between transferring vans and Boston’s lowest overpasses takes the type of a newly-installed reflective signal on the entrance to Storrow Drive designed to stumble upon too-tall autos, warning their drivers of the hazard forward.

  • A truck is stuck under a bridge on Storrow Drive Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

    Watch: State releases parody PSA about transferring vans and Storrow Drive

The brand new “Automobiles Solely” signal, positioned on David G. Mugar Means earlier than it turns into Storrow Drive, is massive and reflective, with “4 further inches of rubber hanging on the very backside, meant to supply a gentle ‘first contact’ for an over top car,” in accordance with DCR. 

It’s a part of a DCR pilot program to alert drivers to low clearances on Storrow Drive and Troopers Area Street in Boston and Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

A truck is caught beneath a bridge on Storrow Drive Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Massachusetts State Police

Boston’s essential arteries are crammed with many extra “Automobiles Solely” indicators warning of low bridges forward. However a couple of unwitting drivers ignore them yearly, with disastrous penalties.

Final week, DCR circulated a parody of the well-known BC SPCA industrial set to Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel,” imploring motorists to concentrate to their environment.

“For simply $0 a day you can’t hit a bridge or overpass,” a DCR worker says within the video.