Unclear or inaccurate traffic signs, road signs, pavement markings or road markings — call them what you prefer — can cause confusion or even danger.
Here’s one from Colorado, photographed in May 2018, but what exactly does it mean?
Surely, as always, the most important task for safety is not to drive into any flood water. Once your vehicle is in water that might only be a few inches deep, things can go lethally wrong very quickly, and many people lose their lives each year as a result.
There is also the important consideration that no country is meant to use text (as opposed to images) for traffic signs because they cannot be effective with people who don’t speak the language in question, whether that is because they belong to a resident ethnic minority or are visiting from another country.
As part of our important coverage regarding traffic signs, on defensive or advanced safe driving courses at Advanced Drivers of America [ADoNA] we can cover aberrant signs that often have our trainees baffled or which they simply have never understood. This is just one of the many ways we help protect your people doing work-related driving, and by doing so, protect your corporate profits, too.
Footnote: If any of the readers of this blog have their own photographs of confusing road signs — and they must be your own for *copyright* reasons — please feel free to send them to us, but do include a note of the country concerned, as well as your ownership of copyright. If we get a few, we will create a photo gallery. However, please DO NOT take any risks whatsoever in order to obtain any relevant photos. Roadside photography is a distracting and therefore dangerous task in its own right and we do not want anybody taking any inadvertent risks whatsoever.