A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 23, 2017
“If you don’t like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk!”

"If you don’t like the way I drive, get/stay off the sidewalk!” is a jocular driving saying that has been printed on many images. “My favorite New York bumper sticker: ‘If you don’t like the way I drive, get off the sidewalk’” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on June 16, 1981. “Bumper sticker: ‘If You Don’t Like the Way I Drive, Stay Off the Sidewalk’” was printed in the Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer on July 20, 1982.


16 June 1981, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Tower Ticker” by Aaron Gold, sec. 2, pg. 9, col. 2:
My favorite New York bumper sticker: “If you don’t like the way I drive, get off the sidewalk.”

25 June 1982, Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), “Smiley Anders’ Baton Rouge,” pg. 1-B, col. 1:
STICKER OF THE WEEK: More from the cut-ups at Creative Bumper Stickers. Their latest effort: “If you don’t like the way I drive, get off the sidewalk.”

20 July 1982, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, Bill Lyon column, pg. 1C, col. 1:
Bumper sticker: “If You Don’t Like the Way I Drive, Stay Off the Sidewalk.”

Google Books
February-March 1984, Mother Jones, pg. 61 ad:
IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE WAY I DRIVE STAY OFF THE SIDEWALK

Google Books
Choosing the Amusing:
What Difference Does It Make?

By Marilyn Meberg
Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1986
Pg. 78:
It (a bumper sticker—ed.) reads: “If you don’t like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.”

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes
By Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2004
Pg. ?:
So, I’m not the best behind the wheel. But if you don’t like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.
JOAN RIVERS

Twitter
Mara‏
@LilBigTrouble
If you dont like the way I drive, get off the sidewalk!
10:07 AM - 24 Apr 2008

Twitter
Andrea Yager‏
@andreayager
Replying to @ezrabutler
@ezrabutler Magnet- why do today what can be done tomorrow? Fav bumper sticker - if you dont like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk smile
9:32 AM - 27 Jul 2008

Google Books
Random Wisdom
By Russell Gerald Johnston
Bloomington, IN: iUniverse
2012
Pg. 359:
T-Shirt Advice—(...) If you don’ t like the way I drive, get off the sidewalk.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Sunday, July 23, 2017 • Permalink