Monday, April 19, 2010

Top 10 Bizarre Road Signs

If you drive the same route each day, you probably know and expect to see certain things. Certain buildings, certain houses, and certain road signs, you are used to seeing them and passing them each day. We all know the usual yield and stop signs, but in the U.S. and around the world, there are some unusual ones that are sure to make you wonder. Here are the top ten uncommon road signs.

10. Stay away from these hitchhikers!

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Common sense would tell someone not to pick up a hitchhiker in any environment, unless of course, you need some pocket change. I guess common sense really isn’t that common! “Beware of Dangerous Hitchhikers.”

9. Moose crossing

moose crossing signs

Could you imagine waiting for a moose to cross? They aren’t fast animals. As for me, I’d bypass the sign. Patience has never been on my side. The sign should read something like “Moose Crossing. Please Turn off Your Car and Wait.”

8. Thank God they warned us.

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Elderly people have been a menace for years and I’m glad we are finally being warned about their slow road crossing ways

7. Caution, massive amount of armor crossing the road.

tanks crossing signs

Imagine that. You’re out for a nice drive. And suddenly…a tank, crossing the road. Are there really that many tanks going back and forth across this road? And if there are, who isn’t able to see a slow moving, big hunk of metal?

6. If it looks like a duck…

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I’m not sure what this sign maker’s definition of a duck is, but it sure is different from mine.

5. Tree limbs are out to get you.

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Again, another common sense sign. I guess some trees are just blessed and don’t have to worry about their limbs falling off. As for the trees nearby the sign, you’re doomed, for your branches will be plucked! Besides, who really parks, gets out of their car, and stands under a tree, especially when parts of it are falling?

4. Bark, woof…what?

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This sign has to have been made for the fun of it. Even if it was, who really spends money putting up a sign that is supposed to speak out to dogs? Hello, newsflash, dogs don’t understand English!

3. Sorry, you can’t have fun in Santa Cruz

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If this sign doesn’t take it to the max, I’m not sure what does. It’s a shame you can’t launch your boat into the ocean while smoking a cigar, putting your dog on board, and drinking a cold beer. Sounds like a great day to me. But, thanks to the sign, it won’t happen.

2. James Bond cars only allowed.

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Of course, everyone has a car with a built in parachute for those times you go flying over a precipitous bluff. Thanks for the warning, I’ll have my hand ready on the rip cord.

1. Carry explosives in your car, you’re breaking the law!

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This one boggled me at first, then I realized the car is blowing up. After doing some research, this sign basically means, cars carrying explosives are prohibited. I didn’t know there was a place where carrying around deadly devices was smiled upon!

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