A few weeks ago the local government of my area did something horribly wasteful, in my opinion. Every 0.2 of a mile, all the way along the highway that runs for miles and miles through my state, a sign marking what mile you are on exactly has been posted. For example, at mile 72.6, there will be a sign saying “Mile 72.6”, and then “Mile 72.8”, etc.
I suppose they figure if your car broke down and you needed to call emergency services, you could tell them exactly where you are. But how will the police know where to turn onto the highway to find “mile 46.4” is (unless they have amazingly high-tech GPS systems) ? The country is a little short of money right now, and I don’t think this was a wildly constructive way to spend our limited funds. What’s your opinion?