If you drive, then you’ve probably had a double-take moment on the road. And what was the sight that caught your attention? A bumper sticker that you had to peep again to believe, of course! Whether the message was weird, vulgar or downright hilarious, it made an impression. And these 40 will do the same but in a much safer setting – you can laugh at them online instead of crying behind the wheel of your car!
40. Sorry, gotta go
There’s such a thing as too much information when it comes to bumper stickers. For now, though, let’s look at this real-life decoration someone chose to put on the back of their vehicle. At least they’re honest?
39. ToYoda TacoMa
The person behind you can see the brand and model of car you have thanks to the emblem on the back. But if that’s not clear enough, do like these Toyota drivers did and come up with a bumper sticker visual. The first ToYoda is a bit less subtle than option two, which includes the truck’s model: Tacoma.
38. My minivan isn’t who I am
So many people think they’ll never drive a minivan – and then they have children. This parent wanted the world to know that they never planned to drive a mom- or dad-mobile. So, they slapped a bumper sticker on the back of it to let us know: they used to be cool, too.
37. Don’t worry, I feel the same way
It’s one thing to be a bad driver, but it’s another to have no idea that you are, indeed, terrifying behind the wheel. Luckily this person has some grasp on reality, and they use their bumper sticker as an apology to others. Yes, I am aware that I’m terrible.
36. Back up from my bumper
The person behind you might be able to read your bumper stickers because, well, they’re driving a bit too fast with you in front of them. So, send a message with a bumper sticker like this one. Let them know you’re watching – and you are not going to speed up for just anything.
35. Does that explain the dent?
Here’s a warning for vehicles inching a bit too close: this car will just randomly stop at the whim of its driver. We have to wonder if they really do brake whenever they feel like it. And, if so, is that how they got the giant dent in the back?
Bumper stickers shouldn’t distract other drivers – they should be quick reads at traffic lights or in parking lots. Unfortunately, we think this design might cause some unsafe driving. The people who skim it might have an existential crisis as they get back on the road and, well, no one needs that while behind the wheel!
33. … Why do we need to know?
This bumper sticker’s pretty small – and we think that’s for the best. These little car decals are certainly meant to show other drivers who you are and what you believe in… to a point. Why anyone would need to know this information, we are still very unclear.
32. Searching for a stepmom
You can use your bumper sticker to communicate with cars behind you – and this man got pretty clever with what he advertised to the world at large. The stick figure family on the back of his SUV revealed that the family was incomplete without a woman in the mix. We really hope he found his future wife via car decal.
31. Political stickers don’t work
We’ve all seen them: cars covered in political bumper stickers – some fresh and others peeling, faded and barely legible. If you’re one of those people who uses their vehicle’s rear for advocacy, well, we have bad news. Read the above decal to find out what that message is.
30. Anti-green vegetables
You can use your car’s bumper to take a stand against… just about anything in the world! Here, we have a driver who clearly has an aversion to leafy green vegetables. So, they want every passing driver to know their beliefs – however questionable they may be – about kale.
29. Backseat parenting – the good kind
There are a few ways to tell other drivers that you have a car full of boisterous children – simply drive a minivan. Or, you can invest in one of these bumper stickers, which warns those behind you that a tiny passenger might come flying out of the car.
28. Hopefully you’re driving in front of a government vehicle
Look, you never know who will be behind you on the road. Perhaps a well-placed bumper sticker – and a perfectly timed journey – will put you in front of the right person at the right time. If you end up ahead of your state or country’s financial advisor, then, this is the perfect decal to have in place.
27. Pro-Star Wars, anti-stick figure
We’re going to get meta here – sometimes, people use bumper stickers to make fun of other peoples’ bumper stickers. This Star Wars-themed decal has a message for the stick figure families that appear on lots of minivans and SUVs. Unsurprisingly, the Empire cares very little about the families and kiddos represented by these stickers…
26. Again, back off
A lot of bumper stickers present us with a similar message: stop riding my tail. Some are more direct, but this one requires that you read it with a hint of sarcasm. “Sorry I’m driving so close in front of you!” It has nothing to do with your foot on the pedal, my apologies…
25. Solid self-care
Bumper stickers don’t just have to make a statement – they can help others by providing great advice, too. This driver is clearly looking out for everyone else on the road by sharing the secret to their self-care routine. And really, who needs yoga when whiskey exists?
24. A timely way to explain speeding
Recent years have taught us the value of keeping our distance from one another. And some drivers have begun to take that spatial awareness to the road. So, if you see someone putting their pedal to the metal just to get themselves into an open stretch of street, well, now you know why.
23. A Looney little dent
Anyone who has watched Looney Tunes will know about Wile E. Coyote’s seemingly never-ending quest to capture the Road Runner. In this episode, it seems that the predator has failed to catch his prey. Instead, he’s smashed into the side of a pickup truck – or that’s how the driver has chosen to explain their dent, anyway.
22. Quick reading test
If you drive, you must be able to read exit signs, stop signs, traffic warnings… all of the important markers on the road. You will also want the ability to skim bumper stickers so you don’t miss gems like this one. It gives you a pat on the back for, well, being able to read it at all.
When a couple ties the knot, they often drive off in a car emblazoned with the words “Just Married” so that the whole world knows their good news. It seems someone out there felt just as jazzed to be getting a divorce, since they decorated their car to mark the occasion, too.
20. I already know what you’re thinking
There are so many reasons to drive a Prius – or any other hybrid vehicle, for that matter. The cars get excellent gas mileage, which means drivers don’t have to fill up as often – helping the environment. And yet, the Prius is still seen as a geeky ride, as evidenced by this bumper sticker.
19. Don’t be like me
If you don’t want to drive a minivan in the future, well, this driver has a word of advice. You won’t need one if you don’t have a boatload of kids. So, take precautions to prevent that. The motorist here even suggested how to do this on their car’s window!
18. Cost-effective car security
Not all bumper stickers are actual stickers. Here, we have a homemade decal consisting of printer paper and a few pieces of tape. Amazingly enough, these two materials are enough to keep people from breaking into the trunk because of the message they convey: it’s supposedly full of bees!
17. Just being honest
Look, if you can’t be honest on the back bumper of your car, where can you tell the truth? We appreciate that this driver considers their vehicle’s rear a safe place for sharing their deepest, darkest secrets. Thirty cats sounds overwhelming, but we know you can do it.
16. Stick family ransom
We’ve all seen the stick-figure families that bedeck the back of extra-large vehicles – presumably filled with the kids symbolized by the stickers. Now, one hilarious driver decided to poke fun at the people with these types of decals. They put an eerie van on their window and in ransom note-style text, wrote, “I have your stick family.”
15. My bad
Who doesn’t love a little bit of passive aggression via bumper sticker? Here, we have another driver trying to tell tailgaters to back off. But they’re doing so by taking the blame for the person’s excessive speed, instead saying, “If you can read this, I’m too slow.” Hopefully, the mea culpa decal will inspire fast drivers to take their feet off the gas.
14. Do you want a (bumper) sticker?
Why there are so many bumper stickers that revolve around bathroom talk, we’re not sure. Though rather than lamenting the fact that they have to go, this driver wants the world to know that they already have. We’re not sure why strangers need to know this information, but…
13. Inspirational… almost
At first glance, it seems this driver has decided to inspire others with the J.R.R. Tolkien quote, “Not all who wander are lost.” Yet if you keep reading, you’ll realize that this isn’t meant to be motivational. It’s self-deprecation at its finest, thanks to someone who often loses their way on the road.
12. Park politely – or else
Everyone who drives has parked their car responsibly, left it and come back to find another driver has decided to leave their vehicle way too close. This bumper sticker aims to prevent such poor parking with a warning. Their kids won’t be careful when they open their doors, so get close at your own risk.
11. Do you think they’re vegan?
People often have strong opinions about eating animals. Some don’t and want to tell the world about it, while others do… and they want everyone to know, too. Case in point: this bumper sticker, which a carnivore has chosen to slap on their bumper as a message to plant-based eaters who may be behind them on the road.
10. It’s Hulk’s fault
We’ve seen lots of clever ways that drivers use stickers to explain away their car’s dents and dings. Here, we have a bit of damage to a vehicle’s front bumper. The owner has fixed some of it with silver duct tape. The rest, though, has been fixed with a clever decal that blames The Hulk and his tendency to smash things.
9. You might not want to tail me here
The driver of this vehicle is clearly someone caring – they want to help everyone else on the road make wise decisions. So, they have used their bumper sticker to give out a warning to tailgaters who might choose to follow closely on a hill since, you know, elevation and stick-shift sedans don’t always mix.
8. Here’s the dirt
Some of us might feel a bit self-conscious when our cars rack up a visible layer of dust and dirt. To avoid that shame in the future, you might want to invest in a bumper sticker like this one, which explains away the apparent filth. It’s much easier than taking your ride to the carwash…
7. How your bumper sticker sounds
It might feel good to slap a bumper sticker onto the back of your car and share your beliefs with everyone on the road behind you. Though other drivers don’t quite see the decals the same way as you do. This one gives you an idea of how others read your ethical decorations…
6. Getting a bit personal
You could go the traditional route and put an ad in the newspaper. Alternatively, you might do it the modern way and download a dating app. Or you could turn the whole thing on its head and plaster your relationship goals on the bumper of your car and hope for the best.
5. Go paper-free
So many paper-based activities have gone digital in recent years, which is great news for trees. But if you’re still looking for ways to preserve forests, this bumper sticker has an idea for you. We can’t quite figure out the logistics, but it would, indeed, save a few sheets of paper.
4. Can’t report it
Commercial vehicles often have a phone number on the back so that you can call and report dangerous driving. This car’s owner went with a similar idea – slapping on a bumper sticker that asks others about the quality of their driving. The only catch? You can’t actually report it to anyone!
3. Not bitter at all
It certainly takes time to grieve a breakup, but that pain won’t last forever. You might be able to hang onto your bitterness for a while, though. If so, express some of your lingering dislike via bumper sticker, as this driver has. Let’s hope their ex somehow ends up behind them on the road…
2. Animal conservation at its finest
No one wants to see endangered animals disappear. Inspiring others to help with conservation often means pulling at their heartstrings, but this driver took a different approach – the comedic route. We’ve never thought of rhinos as chubby unicorns, but now we won’t see them any other way.
1. Bye, deer
Who doesn’t love a pun? This bumper sticker tells other drivers to fall back, but not in outright terms. Instead, it relies on a feisty-looking deer to deliver the message. We think it’s one that any tailgater would understand… perhaps laughing at the decal would actually slow them down.