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Missouri boy, 6, credited with correcting road signs

Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 7:24 a.m. CDT; updated 10:49 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 7, 2010

MANCHESTER — St. Louis County highway officials wanting to keep road signs accurate are crediting a 6-year-old first-grader with giving them some direction.

KTVI-TV reports that David Hindes apparently noticed that a road sign in the St. Louis suburb of Manchester told motorists a single curve was ahead — not the multiple twists and turns that should have been detailed.

The boy repeatedly told his parents about the problem, and his dad suggested he take action. So the boy wrote a letter to highway administrators who called him the next day to tell him he's right.

The sign was updated, as were many others found to be inaccurate.

His attentiveness — and persistence — got him a tour of the county shop where signs are made.

His mom says it was like a trip to Santa's workshop for the boy.

 


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Levi Boley October 7, 2010 | 9:00 a.m.

Haha, 'His mom says it was like a trip to Santa's workshop for the boy.' Future civil engineer right here. Does anyone else get comments from their out of town friends regarding how confusing the traffic system is in Columbia?

Levi Boley
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