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Funny and Interesting Road Signs

What is a Traffic Sign or Road Sign?

We find the following definition on Wikipedia:

"Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of roads to provide information to road users. With increasing speed of transport, the tendency is for countries to adopt pictorial signs or otherwise simplify and standardize signs, to facilitate international travel where language differences can create barriers and in general to reduce the risks in driving. Such pictorial signs use symbols in place of words and are usually a result of international standards. Such signs were first developed in Europe, and have been adopted by most countries to varying degrees." [Wikipedia]

Not all the signs we find next to our roads are serious and boring in focusing on safe driver behaviour. Some fascinate us in having a more “tongue –in- cheek” approach and may bring about a smile as well! Some signs are created with this exact purpose in mind, whilst others are unfortunately created without enough attention to detail and meaning...

Take a look at these funny roads in South Africa that are guaranteed to make you pay attention. These were shared by Bianca van der Bergh – Drive South Africa

Sometimes what we think is not what we write...

Sometimes what we think is not what we write...

When the road gets a bit bumpy...

When the road gets a bit bumpy...

Cow racing? This sign can be seen on the way from Carolina to Machadodorp in Mpumalanga.

Cow racing? This sign can be seen on the way from Carolina to Machadodorp in Mpumalanga.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor? There's a sign in Lydenburg to warn drivers about you.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor? There's a sign in Lydenburg to warn drivers about you.

Cape Town is so slow, that there's a road sign to warn you.

Cape Town is so slow, that there's a road sign to warn you.

Guess there isn't much hope when you're in Hermanus.

Guess there isn't much hope when you're in Hermanus.

Not eating in Behra near in East London could indeed be deadly.

Not eating in Behra near in East London could indeed be deadly.

When you're in a wheelchair in KwaZulu-Natal, you might not be seen for a while if caught speeding by a crocodile.

When you're in a wheelchair in KwaZulu-Natal, you might not be seen for a while if caught speeding by a crocodile.

In Cape Town you could get fined for parking illegally or your car could be fine.

In Cape Town you could get fined for parking illegally or your car could be fine.

Beware of the elderly when you're in Elim, they might be dangerous with their walking sticks.

Beware of the elderly when you're in Elim, they might be dangerous with their walking sticks.

It's going to be a bumpy ride. This sign can be found in the Eastern Cape.

It's going to be a bumpy ride. This sign can be found in the Eastern Cape.

Penguins on Table Mountain? It helps if you know that Boulders Beach penguin colony is part of Table Mountain National Park.

Penguins on Table Mountain? It helps if you know that Boulders Beach penguin colony is part of Table Mountain National Park.

Obey All the Road Signage not to get Bitten in the Ass today!

Obey All the Road Signage not to get Bitten in the Ass today!

Some funny signs in areas of farming activity

Beware of the Bull

Beware of the Bull

Free-range kids

Free-range kids

Hens working

Hens working

Our girls cross here

Our girls cross here

It is clear to see that these are some really funny road signs in South Africa - all the more reason to pay attention to them as they approach. Don't forget to buckle up, drive safely and have a fun-filled holiday in Southern Africa!

For a serious look at Road and Traffic Signs view: 

Traffic Signs of South Africa

Also View:

Unusual road signs in Northern India

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