The World’s Unusual Road Signs

The variety of roads in the world gives us variation in such a seemingly boring topic as road signs and signage. It seems that there are no strict limits here. Often, the attitude of road services to road users is not just caring — it is on the verge of intimacy. We have made a selection of the most interesting road signs.

Note that in Russia, the usual format of a road sign is also perceived as a base for art objects. Here is a group of artists from St. Petersburg who creates motivational works.

Take care of yourselfPump your brainDo not get mad

A UFO joke from Izhevsk, Russia.

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But all these «signs» are placed in parks or pedestrian areas and have nothing to do with traffic regulation. The state, in general, is extremely jealous of its property and responsibilities, even if the road information is not distorted but corrected in a humorous way. Thus, the signs, demonstrating a «rough road» accessible only to motorcycles and a road destroyed by bombing, were quickly dismantled.

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Fauna on road signs: cute and not so much

You can use road signs to study the animal world of a particular country or region.

Are there camels in Australia? What kind of groundhog is positioned between a camel and a kangaroo? Ah, it is a wombat… Are there camels in Australia? What kind of groundhog is positioned between a camel and a kangaroo? Ah, it is a wombat…

Now, European citizens, where many species of mammals were exterminated in the middle ages, are tormented with remorse and usually protect those that remain in the urban or suburban environment: ducks, hedgehogs, kitties, little frogs — cuteness all over the place.

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In another case, it makes you wonder from afar – is it a hedgehog or what?

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But where there are truly wild areas — vast forests and prairies — road workers clearly determine the place of a driver in the food chain.

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Sometimes information about the danger to humans or animals is conveyed even too clearly.

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However, there is always a place where the humor lies in this situation. It does not matter whether we are speaking about wild animal parks or city streets.

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Watch for people!

Well, who else to watch out for on the roads more than animals. Bipeds, of course! You must admit that such a warning should hang at each crosswalk.

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Such a road sign can be found on the streets in Italy.

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Here is another interesting road sign that was installed in one of the Ukrainian cities.

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In many countries, appropriate road signs are located in places where elderly people may appear.

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Sometimes other signs are confusing. Here is an image of aт overweight man and a keyword “heavy”. Is it about overweight people? No, the inscription only says that there is “heavy pedestrian traffic”.

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The road signs below seem to demonstrate heavy pedestrian traffic too, but these pedestrians are in a certain condition and in a specific pose.

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Some signs are really baffling at first glance. But then, after looking closely, you realize that this sign with “falling people” is just a warning about bungee jumping.

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Some other unusual and funny signs.

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