You Can’t Help But Laugh At These Bumper Stickers

Some people love bumper stickers; others think that they’re tacky. Wherever you land on the spectrum, some bumper stickers you can’t help but chuckle at. They offer comedic relief on the road, which can sometimes be a dangerous place. Many bumper stickers poke fun at the more cliché stickers, like one that shows a baby on a skateboard. Some of these facetious jokes are quite relatable, with jokes about insurance, school, and jobs. Here are some of the funniest bumper stickers people are driving around with.

Cops Might Not Like This One

A small white bumper sticker makes fun of getting pulled over.
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MarkyAtTheShore/Twitter

If you’ve ever sped on the road before, you know that there’s nothing more frustrating than a tailgater pressuring you when you’re already going fast. However, this bumper sticker isn’t really addressing that. Instead, it’s poking fun at getting pulled over.

What’s great about this joke is that you don’t realize what it’s about until the last line. The “flashing lights” are the giveaway that the driver is actually getting the attention of an officer, not an obnoxious tailgater. It’s nice to be able to laugh about an otherwise stressful scenario.

Superheroes Have To Coexist Too

A bumper sticker spells coexist using the symbols for different superheroes.
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Lacey Davidson/Pinterest

Superhero fans will love this bumper sticker. The tradition “coexist” bumper sticker uses symbols from different religions to spell the word. This one uses symbols from different superheroes to get the same point across in a more lighthearted way.

While it’s true that it can be difficult to accept those who are different from you, when you look at it through the perspective of superheroes getting along it seems more jovial. All superheroes bring a unique power to the world, just like humans do.

Why Run When There’s Netflix?

A 13.1 and 26.2 bumper sticker signify a Netflix and orea binge rather than miles ran.
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theCHIVE/Pinterest

Distance runners often like to advertise their triumphs by using the “13.1” and “26.2” bumper stickers to signify the distance ran in a marathon or a half marathon. However, for those who are not as inclined to run, there are these humorous bumper stickers.

In the top sticker, the 13.1 signifies the number of hours that were spent watching Netflix, during which the 26.2 Oreos were probably eaten. What’s funny is that these stickers may be more relatable than the tradition marathon stickers are.

Isn’t It Ironic?

A bumper sticker suggests that bumper stickers don't change people's minds.
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This bumper sticker is pointing out that bumper stickers in general are essentially pointless. However, isn’t it still trying to change people’s minds by convincing others to stop placing bumper stickers on their cars?

On top of that, it’s kind of hypocritical to use a bumper sticker for the sake of convincing others not to. As ironic as it is, that’s what makes the joke all the more funny. Plus, they might like bumper stickers and are just criticizing the ones that are overtly opinionated, even though this one is also a matter of opinion.

A Spin On The Family Stickers

A sticker figure couple is next to a pile of money in a funny bumper sticker.
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TheMindCircle/Pinterest

Somewhere along the way it became commonplace for people to place sticker-figures on the back of their car to show off their immediate family. Some think its cute, while others find it annoying. This couple turned the entire thing on its head.

The bumper sticker shows a couple next to a pile of money, presumably to indicate that they have more money because they don’t have kids. The dark humor is both true and morbid since money can’t buy family. At least the happy couple has one another. After all, kids aren’t for everyone.

Jobs Tend To Do That

A bumper sticker claims that the driver's life was eaten by their job.
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Career Shift/Pinterest

This bumper sticker is funny because of how relatable it is. Most people can relate to feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the day to themselves and that their job takes precedence over their life.

It seems that there’s a reason that the bumper sticker was placed over the fuel tank. It’s as though the driver is pointing out that their car is eating gas that they pay for with their job, which then eats their life. It’s a vicious but unavoidable cycle of life.

Not One For The Soft Spoken

A bumper sticker encourages loud people to honk.
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Yeah Motor/Pinterest

This is a quiet person’s worst nightmare. If you like noise, you don’t have to subject everyone else to that noise. Plus, horns are meant to get drivers’ attention to avoid an accident. If everyone seeing this bumper sticker honked, that could cause a lot of anxiety.

It’s similar to someone who drives around with their windows down while blasting music, or those who install sound-amplifying exhaust pipes or mufflers to enhance the sound of their engine. The disrespect is, supposedly, what makes it funny.

Baby Skateboarder

A bumper sticker shows a baby riding a skateboard and reads
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ZygoMax/Pinterest

This one is hilarious because it’s absurd. We use the phrase “baby on board” all of the time to denote that a child is in the vehicle. However, a more literal interpretation of the phrase does mean a baby is on some sort of board.

In this case, the image depicts a baby on a skateboard. The same joke would also work with a surfboard or a snowboard–whichever best relates to the family that owns the car is ideal.

We All Were Young Once

A bumper sticker reads
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Kathy Thorton/Pinterest

You’ve probably seen those Baby on Board bumper stickers or signs that adhere to the glass of a window. This one reminds us that everyone was a baby at one time, and therefore it shouldn’t take a baby being in the car to convince you to drive with caution.

It’s true that a baby being harmed is no laughing matter. However, no one should get hurt because someone was driving unnecessarily hazardous.

Adults Also Should Live

A bumper sticker points out that adults also want to live.
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Bengi/Twitter

Similar to the last bumper sticker, this one pokes fun at the baby on board signs by reminding that everyone should be safe. Many adults still have a ton of life to live, but drivers aren’t always considerate of that.

Some people drive like they’re in a video game, as though they think they are invincible. Regardless of how the driver feels about safety, it’s common courtesy to consider those you could negatively impact. This is a humorous way to gently remind crazy drivers to knock it off.

That’s One Way To Make Peace With Your Past

A bumper sticker pokes fun at inner demons.
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Karen Graham/Pinterest

Life isn’t perfect, and as such everyone has their inner demons. This bumper sticker brings comedic relief to a subject that’s usually talked about seriously. The metaphor for wrestling with demons describes struggling to overcome negative thoughts and feelings.

To say that you snuggle with your demons is to say that you are capable of making peace with the darker side of life. Then again, it could just be a funny play on the common phrase.

Is Anyone Ever That Sure?

A bumper sticker pleads to not be hit due to ambiguous insurance coverage.
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Terri Ann/Pinterest

Most of us have encountered those frustrating moments with insurance where it feels like it will take forever to get answers about what’s going to happen next. There’s nothing like waiting for a week without a functioning car for insurance to tell you that you’re out of luck.

This bumper sticker pokes fun at the nearly inevitable struggle with insurance that could ensue after a car accident. If the risk of hurting someone wasn’t enough to get you to drive safely, just think about the hours you’ll spend on hold with the insurance company.

We Can’t All Drive The Cool Cars

A bumper sticker reads
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Daily Morning Awesomeness/Pinterest

Some feel that their car doesn’t exactly evoke the cool character they once had. This bumper sticker is especially popular on minivans, since parents often drive them and feel that having kids helped cramp their style.

The humbling statement goes to show that even the most popular, in fashion, or wealthy of people can end up basic. After all, we’re all just human beings trying to figure out the game of life. Besides, being cool is way overrated.

Life Unexpected

A bumper sticker reads
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Similar to the previous bumper sticker, this one suggests that the driver has somehow demoted themselves via their car. Some honor students develop a sense of worth that is then squashed when they enter the workforce.

It can be hard to go from being a top dog to being a fish in a big pond. Especially if you expected you’d be able to afford a luxury car with a fancy job, it can be hard to realize that honors wasn’t as lucrative as the teachers made it seem.

Pointing Out The Obvious

A bumper sticker bluntly states
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bobismeisbob/imgur

This one seems to be making fun of bumper stickers, but we aren’t sure how. Some say that jokes are funny because they are true. Others say that something is funny because it’s unexpected. This sticker falls into both categories.

The all-caps font seems to add to the humor. The capitalization makes us read the statement in a loud, nearly yelling voice, which is completely inappropriate for such an obvious fact. All this sticker needs is a few exclamation points and it would be a comedic masterpiece.

Window Wiper Body Slam!

Two wrestler stickers are arranged on the back window so that when the wiper goes down it appears that they are fighting.
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dudeiwantthat.com/Pinterest

Here we have a truly innovative bumper sticker that’s perfect for wrestling fans who don’t take their cars too seriously. One wrestler lies on their back at the bottom of the back window. The other proudly holds up an elbow and is attached to the windshield wiper.

Think of how tempting it would be to keep your back window wiper on at all times if you had these guys back there. It must have gotten some laughs from drivers who were lucky enough to be behind this car.

Better Safe Than Sorry

A bumper sticker warns
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SCCusomDecalDesigns/Pinterest

If you ever want to get a tailgater out of your lane, slowing down is a sure-fire way to do it. Most people enjoy pumping their brakes suddenly, however, this runs the risk of being rear-ended. Even if it was the tailgater’s fault, it’s a nuisance to deal with a damaged car.

This alternative is a smarter way to aggravate a tailgater without putting anyone in harm’s way. Plus, if you have this bumper sticker on the back of your car, they can’t say they weren’t warned.

Acceptance Is The First Step

A bumper sticker shows the image of a car parked diagonally and warns
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H20 & valet spa/Pinterest

It must take a very self-actualized person to be willing to put this on the back of their car. When there’s limited parking, there are few things more frustrating than seeing a car parked so poorly that you can’t fit into the one open spot.

Having this bumper sticker isn’t any excuse for the lousy parking job, but it would help cool you down if their horrible parked job prevented you from getting a spot.

Something For The Poets

A bumper sticker pokes fun at haikus.
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ArdousErials/Reddit

This bumper sticker is brilliant because it proves the very point it is making. In case you didn’t know, a haiku is a three-line poem that follows this specific structure: five syllables in the first and last line, and seven syllables in the middle line.

Poetry can be difficult to interpret, and therefore some think that it makes no sense. Especially with such a short poem, it can be dense and seemingly arbitrary. That’s why the sticker’s last line is out of nowhere, despite following the syllable structure.

This Won’t Get You Out Of A Ticket

A bumper sticker is placed on the back window and states that the person reading this is probably pulling the driver over.
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Comedy Guys Defensive Driving school/Pinterest

This one seems to be an attempt at lightening an officer’s mood. We don’t know if it works, but it probably wouldn’t get you out of a ticket. It’s probably more humorous to those passing the car in the parking lot.

Here, the driver is poking fun at themselves for getting pulled over. The self-deprecating jokes are sometimes the most humorous because they aren’t offensive to onlookers. Some bumper stickers criticize others, which can be distasteful.