Funny Traffic Signs
Will and Guy's Funny Traffic Signs
A collection of pictures taken from English, French and American funny road signs.
Funny Traffic Signs
I have stopped at the motorway services and had a McDonald's; I have even had a Burger King. And when I was in America I often pulled over at Wendy's, but I never did see this franchise: Diesel Fried Chicken. Do you know if the meat is extra greasy?
The above Diesel Fried Chicken wins my award for the funniest road sign, however if you have a better example, then send it in and we will publish it.
Update: Fact stranger than fiction
MORGANTOWN, West Va.: A professor in chemical engineering at West Virginia University has found a way to run a diesel engine on chicken manure. Now you don't just shovel it into the tank, you have to turn it into a liquid first, then mix it with about two-thirds diesel fuel.
One urban myth has it that McDonald's were carrying out a major market research project. Rumour has it that Ronald McDonald himself was checking the recipes of rivals, when he discovered the above Diesel Fried Chicken. Ever the entrepreneur, this is what he opened around the corner from the Diesel Fried Chicken.
I thought we British were good at intelligence! Perhaps this is all a fiendish plot designed in the secret bunker to confuse the enemy?
One Way Sign? No Way!
Should I laugh at all those one way signs - or cry?
These 'mixed signals' are at Telegraph Road and 9 Mile Road, in the city of Southfield, Michigan, USA. Kindly sent in by Diana C. (Please send us your funny road sign).
Show me the way to go home!
Could This Be the End of the Line?
Update: Brittany points out this an Australian sign, which is common in Brisbane. Furthermore, it has a real purpose, to stop people going the wrong way on slip-roads. - The power of local knowledge.
Daft Traffic Signs - No Winter Maintance (Maintenance)
We wonder how much it costs taxpayers to replace funny signs like these all over the world? Incidentally, if you see any misspellings on your travels then please send them in, and we will publish on this page with a credit to you.
Note that the arrow indicates that the Bat Cave appears to be high up. Perhaps there is a cliff near Exit 18a?
Incidentally, near Nottingham there is a place called Gotham. I once had a temporary job there and started cracking Batman and Robin jokes, the locals looked at me as thought I was mad, they pronounced it Goat Ham and could not see the Batman connection at all.
Just when you thought you had seen every funny traffic sign
I expect that most Americans believe that they invented road signs. We British assume that it was us who invented the first traffic sign; however, research reveals that the first road sign was erected on a bad bend just outside Cannes by the Touring Club de France in 1894.
Ever since then France has been putting up funny road signs. The most notorious are the 'Toutes Directions' (all directions). For total confusion these signs are often placed next to another sign offering Autre Directions (other directions).
Brussels is home of the European Parliament and in true paralysis by regulation, they have not only have 'Toutes Directions' signs, but also a second sign translated into Dutch.
The latest French offering looks like a man trying to extinguish a monster cigar. Officially, this funny looking sign means - 'You can launch your canoe here'.
This is what the French think of the new signs:
'Some are so obscure, they evoke nothing.' Marina Duhamel, an artist who has written a history of road signs.
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