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Funny road signs from around the world

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London taxi drivers are never short of an opinion or three and when a survey asked them to suggest some new UK road signs they didn’t hold back.

What follows are some of the signs motorists would be treated to if cabbies ruled the roads. After that we delve further afield for a journey through the funniest road signs from around the world...

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Funny road signs from around the worldSome of the weirdest, funniest road signs on the planet.Some of the weirdest, funniest road signs on the planet.MSN CarsEd Soluk2013-11-29T13:45:002013-11-29T13:45:00 Have you ever wondered what sort of work goes into making a road sign? It's actually an intensive, ongoing process - one involving more than posting giant white lettering on a big reflective sign.Traffic experts from around the world attend conferences on the creation of effective road signs. They do studies and experiment with visibility, legibility and understandable instructions for drivers whizzing by.And yet . . . signs have defied more than a century of attempts at standardisation.And then there's just good old human error. Check out some of these humorous head-scratchers.Additional reporting by MSN CarstrueThe funniest road signsLondon taxi drivers are never short of an opinion or three and when a survey asked them to suggest some new UK road signs they didn’t hold back.What follows are some of the signs motorists would be treated to if cabbies ruled the roads. 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This sign would warn drivers to stay on their toes.topfunny road signsTexting timesTexting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Texting times(©Hailo)Rickshaw warsThe rickshaw rider is the sworn enemy of taxi drivers everywhere so it’s little wonder that the cabbies proposed a sign to warn of their slow-moving presence.topfunny road signsRickshaw warsRickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Rickshaw wars(©Hailo)Lost in musicTaxi drivers hate headphone-wearing pedestrians. Not only because they can walk out in front of cars but also because when they do, they can’t hear the cabbie’s trademark torrent of abuse.topfunny road signsLost in musicLost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lost in music(©Hailo)Lycra legionCyclists come in for some gentle ribbing from this sign but at least riding a bike should help tone-up those lycra-clad physiques.topfunny road signsLycra legionLycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Lycra legion(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggersThis helpful sign reminds motorists of the lane hierarchy according to cabbies.topfunny road signsMiddle lane hoggersMiddle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)Middle lane hoggers(©Hailo)School crawlThe daily school run can turn our roads into car parks. Here’s a warning of what to expect.topfunny road signsSchool crawlSchool crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)School crawl(©Hailo)Take it easyNo country has a monopoly on funny road signs but if you had to put your finger on one place where they’ve got more than their fair share, it would have to be the mountainous areas of northern India.On the region’s treacherous Himalayan roads they’ve turned the hilarious road sign into an art form.topTake it easyTake it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)Take it easy(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signsIt’s a slightly garbled message but its heart is in the right place.topfunny road signsIf Yoda made road signsIf Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)If Yoda made road signs(©Barcroft)Water levelWhen it comes to the crunch, some signs really are unnecessary.topfunny road signsWater level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)Water level(©Rex)A slip of the signThis sign near Glastonbury, Somerset, should have heeded its own warning.topfunny road signsA slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)A slip of the sign(©Rex)Dogs on the roadYou don’t see signs like this every day, unless you live in the arctic circle. topfunny road signsDogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Dogs on the road(©Reuters)Land minesThis warning sign on the Falkland Islands is one that you definitely don’t drive past lightly.topfunny road signsLand mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Land mines(©Getty)Slow you downWherever possible road signs should blend in with their local environment. This one in Wiveton, Norfolk, even goes so far as to adopt the local vernacular. Either that or Yoda has landed a job with the town council.topfunny road signsSlow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)Slow you down(©Rex)A tight squeezeThere are tight squeezes and then there’s this physically impossible fit.  Although we can think of a few cars you could attempt it in, you’d have to pray you didn’t meet anything coming the other way.topfunny road signsA tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)A tight squeeze(©Rex)Don’t drink and driveA light-hearted sign warning against a deadly serious offence. topfunny road signsDon’t drink and driveDon’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Don’t drink and drive(©Barcroft)Humps and CamelsWhoever planned this series of signs clearly has a sense of humour. The road surface may be uneven, but so are camels. Why aren't more UK road signs layouts like this?topHumps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Humps and Camels(©Rex)Putting your big foot in itThe existence of the sasquatch or 'big foot' is a popular myth in remote areas of the US. Or is it? If they’ve put up a road sign it must be true.topfunny road signsPutting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)Putting your big foot in it(©Getty)No Sat NavsSome people like Sat Navs, some hate them, but residents in St. Hilary's (in Wales) they're actively discouraged via the medium of road furniture. Yes, they can lead drivers astray (up to six miles a year, apparently), but maybe St. Hilary's wants to stay comparatively hidden? Do they even allow maps in there? topNo Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)No Sat Navs(©Rex)Daleks this wayClassically Daleks have been things to avoid at all costs. Since they can fly, running up stairs isn't an option any more. Thankfully, this sign isn't pointing people to certain doom, but to a Doctor Who exhibition in Cardiff's Red Dragon Centre.topDaleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Daleks this way(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowlIn 2008, speeders on the country road between Great Dunmow and Finchingfield were given the warning that they'd be tracked by a Police chopper if they strayed above the limit. In fairness, if we breached the limit and found a searchlight in the rear view mirror, we'd slow down pretty quickly. topPolice chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Police chopper on the prowl(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise CrossingIs it a gopher? Is it a tortoise? Apparently, it's both and is likely to cross the road at the (very slow) drop of a hat. topGopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)Gopher Tortoise Crossing(©Rex)PossumsIn Oz, drivers are warned of the dangers of Possums. Though there's no indication as to whether they'll dangerously leap across the road or are just there for motorists to see... topPossums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)Possums(©Rex)MooseSimilar to the Possums sign in Australia, this sign in Nova Scotia, Canada only suggests that there may be a moose or two kicking around, rather than what the moose are likely to do. topMoose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose(©Rex)Moose CrossingThis is more like it! If you're going to put an out of the ordinary sign on the road, it may as well be useful. And apparently New England has a full 11 mile stretch of road full to the brim of asphalt traversing Moose. Drive slowly through there. topMoose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Moose Crossing(©Rex)Penguin CrossingResidents of Wellington, New Zealand, are warned of penguins crossing the road. That said, New Zealand penguins look awfully like miniature burglars. Maybe that's why the sign is so big? topPenguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Penguin Crossing(©Rex)Murphy’s Self DriveIn Charlestown you can hire your own, erm, hoofs to get around. Though we hope that this is a just an opportune picture, rather than the actual deal. topMurphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Murphy’s Self Drive(©Rex)Wibbly RoadThese are dotted all over the US. It's an odd notion that driver's would fail to recognise the road they're driving on is a bit twisty. Or in fact, see the road has a higher than average number of bends. topWibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Wibbly Road(©Rex)Caution SnailsIn 2009 a sign was erected in Westport in New Zealand to warn motorists of dangers road crossing snails. It was found that yes, snails do need to cross roads, but no one bothered to find out how far up the road they did it... topCaution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Caution Snails(©Rex)Wake up!If you can read this, you’re still awake.topfunny road signsWake up!Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)Wake up!(©Barcroft)DucksResidents of Alberta, Canada are treated to this adorable warning that ducks (and their chicks) are likely to cross the road in front of traffic. The temptation to stop and wait for a set to cross may be too much for some. topDucks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Ducks(©Rex)Angry DeerThis sign is both funny and terrifying. It's a great image at first sight, then you ask yourself: "How many people have had seven shades kicked out of them to warrant this sign being made?" If you're in Alberta, Canada, look out for boxing deer... topAngry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Angry Deer(©Rex)Nine livesWe’re not sure about this one. Basically, if you’re a cat pull over!topfunny road signsNine livesNine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)Nine lives(©Barcroft)ElephantsIn some parts of the world (Otjikondo, Namibia in this case) Elephants are a daily sight. However, a sign warning of their want to traverse the road is still a pretty odd sight. topElephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Elephants(©Rex)Land of Make BelieveYou just have to love the idea that you can take the slip road off a motorway to a place where all your dreams will come true. Or maybe it just leads to Ottawa.Actually, it's an amusement park in the appropriately named Hope Township, New Jersey.topLand of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Land of Make Believe(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Gator XingAnd whatever you do, don't get out to feed them. The alligator on this sign looks friendly enough. He seems to be smiling.But mainly the authorities on Florida's Sanibel Island don't want you to mistake them for speed bumps.topGator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Gator Xing(©Rex)Parking rulesBy the time you read and decipher these parking rules on a New York City street, the police will have come along and ticketed your car.topParking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Parking rules(©ANP/Lex Van Lieshout)Whoa!When you're in cowboy country you've got to expect some local cultural oddities, pilgrim. So get on your horse and head out to the Spruce Meadows equestrian centre, near Calgary.topWhoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Whoa(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Monowi's town signBelieve it or not, the population figure on the road sign for the town of Monowi is wrong. The census says there are two people living in the little Nebraska community. Actually, there's only one. Elsie Eiler has the place to herself.topMonowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Monowi's town sign(©AP Photo/Nate Jenkins)Happy children at playThe residents of this community obviously want drivers to slow down to protect their blissfully frolicking youngsters. But if you're morose, or playing football after dark, watch out, kid!topHappy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Happy children at play(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humpingThe American state of New Jersey gets a lot of grief, even if it is the birthplace of Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart. But do the citizens of Elizabeth, NJ, really need a sign to keep them from overt displays of, ah, affection, outside the local recycling centre?topNo humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)No humping(©Peter Ubriaco/StopAndGo.org)Better late than neverA light-hearted warning to take it easy on some treacherous Himalayan roads.topfunny road signsBetter late than neverBetter late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)Better late than never(©Barcroft)No learners allowed!If you want to practice your parallel parking, don't head down Churchward Avenue in Swindon. Residents got fed up with driving schools using their quiet neighbourhood to prepare students for their licence exam at the nearby driving test centre. So they created their own 'no learners' sign. Not even a couple of quick three-point turns?topNo learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)No learners allowed!(©Rex)Strange RoadIf you live on Strange Road, will your neighbours always be strangers to you? If you don't, would you send your kids trick-or-treating there on Halloween?topStrange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Strange Road(©Tavis Wright)Don’t drive tiredA cautionary notice against falling asleep at the wheel.topfunny road signsDon’t drive tiredDon’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Don’t drive tired(©Barcroft)Pirates take noteAnti-drink driving campaigns have a friendlier ring to them in India. We’re not sure if that’s a good thing.topfunny road signsPirates take notePirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)Pirates take note(©Barcroft)ShcoolThis spelling mistake was painted near Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC.And if you work for the town's public works department you apparently don't hold much with book learnin'.topShcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Shcool(©AP Photo. News and Record, Joseph Rodriguez)Watch for debrisThe debris might have been another car floating down the road after the community of Sabine Pass, Texas, was inundated by Hurricane Ike in 2008.topWatch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Watch for debris(©AP Photo/Eric Gay)Musical interludeIt’s like we always say, good advice gets better when it rhymes.topfunny road signsMusical interludeMusical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Musical interlude(©Barcroft)Snakes crossingThings are pretty laid back in British Columbia's Okanagan wine country. This sign is near the First Nations-owned NK'MiP Desert and Heritage Centre and winery.The sign's bilingual, in English and the local aboriginal tongue.topSnakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Snakes crossing(©CP Photo/Jeff Bassett)Main dragHey, when's rush hour? The commute from home to the Eureka Weather Station on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, in Canada's Arctic, is never stressful.It's Canada's most northerly civilian outpost, home to eight people year-round.topMain drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Main drag(©CP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)Zombies aheadHere's an electronic road sign in Austin, Texas, intended to warn motorists of construction. Instead it was changed by cheeky hackers to something a little more eye-popping.topZombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Zombies ahead(©AP Photo/Chris Nakashima Brown)Dead End RoadHmm, left or right? Perhaps we'll go back the way we came.topDead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Dead End Road(©Rex)Thou shalt not parkForget murder, honouring your parents and stealing. St Stephen's Lutheran Church in Wisconsin know what really gets their goat on a Sunday morning.topThou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Thou shalt not park(©Rex)Slow! KittensEven the most heartless motorist would think twice about disobeying this lovely sign seen in the Cotswolds. Aww.topSlow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Slow! Kittens(©Rex)Before & afterAn MSN Cars user from Australia sent us this one from that country's Cape Tribulation area. The top one was to indicate a hump in the road, with the lower sign warning drivers to watch out for Cassowaries, a local flightless bird.Some bright spark had adapted the top one rather effectively!On Bing: more photos of the Cassowary birdtopBefore & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Before & after(©Jane Bailey)Diverted trafficIt's hard enough driving in London without roadworks throwing up head-scratchers such as this one.topDiverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Diverted traffic(©Rex)Absolutely everythingAnd sometimes you just want to give up driving altogether.This maze of signage formed a sculpture by Michael Pinksy. It was erected at a busy junction in Kent, but was soon dismantled again after it caused several traffic accidents.topAbsolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Absolutely everything(©Rex)Sign of the storkWe can’t think what kind of activity this warning sign is advising against. topfunny road signsSign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Sign of the stork(©Getty)Backside LaneWe’ll admit we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit here. topfunny road signsBackside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Backside Lane(©Rex)Pedestrians fleeingThis one near the US-Mexican border warns of people crossing the freeway.topfunny road signsPedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)Pedestrians fleeing(©Reuters)LovingYou are now entering Loving County in Texas – how nice.topfunny road signsLoving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)Loving(©Getty)HeelHigh heeled shoes can be dangerous at the best of times, let alone on treacherous surfaces like this.topfunny road signsHeel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Heel(©getty)Koala crossingHow could you live with yourself if you ran over something as cute as this?topfunny road signsKoala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Koala crossing(©Getty)Which way?Yes, ok, but which way is it?topfunny road signsWhich way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Which way?(©Getty)Road to nowhereYou’re not kidding!topfunny road signsRoad to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Road to nowhere(©Getty)Penguins aheadThey’re not the fastest movers on land so it makes sense to heed this sign and give the poor Penguins a break.topfunny road signsPenguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Penguins ahead(©Getty)Demise?Thankfully, the rumours started by the top half of this sign at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port car plant in Cheshire have been greatly exaggerated.  topfunny road signsDemise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Demise?(©Rex)Kiwi crossingAnother species that’s far, far too cute to run over. Slow down!topfunny road signsKiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)Kiwi crossing(©Reuters)

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