Motorist Convinced ‘99% Of Drivers’ Don’t Know What This Sign Means


Did you know what this sign means?

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You must pass a theory test in the UK before you can take your driving test.

The hazard perception test and learning about traffic laws, including road signs, are requirements for drivers.

Despite the fact that this is required, it appears that the majority of drivers are unaware of what one typical sign signifies.

This particular traffic sign, which is round and has a white background with a thick black diagonal stripe through the centre, can be seen on highways all over the UK.

Every driver must be aware of this road sign, however it appears that many people are unaware of what it implies.

Posting on Reddit, one person says: “I’m convinced 99% of drivers don’t know what this sign means.”

People have taken to the comments to provide their own guesses, with one person joking: “National drifting zone.”

Someone else says: “National speed limit, but what that limit depends on what you’re driving. For example, if you’re driving a BMW it’s 100mph and excuses you from using indicators.”

Another person pens: “Oh that’s the ‘go as fast as you want and overtake on a bend if you feel like it’ sign!”

One user comments: “It means “minimum speed – 80,” leading to someone responding: “In my experience it’s ‘max 40’.”

“Flat out is what I see,” insists a fourth.

“I’m pretty sure it means you’re driving in the countryside,” jokes another.

So if you are wondering what the sign actually means, it is an indicator to let you know you can drive at the national speed limit.

According to the RAC: “A white circular sign with a single black diagonal stripe through it tells you that the national speed limit applies on the upcoming stretch of road.

“It supersedes any previous speed limit signs you may have had to adhere to, such as passing through temporary roadworks.”

However, the national speed limit depends on the area you are in.

The speed restriction for all vehicles in a built-up region is 30 mph, or on a route where street lamps are spaced no more than 200 yards apart. The national automobile speed limit is 60 mph on single-carriageways.

However, the speed limit is 50 mph for vans and cars that are pulling a caravan or trailer.

Similar to this, the speed limit on a dual carriageway or a highway is 70 mph for cars and 60 mph for vans and vehicles pulling a motorhome or trailer.

“Of course, even when the national speed limit applies, it might not always be safe to drive at that speed, so use your common sense on this,” the RAC warns.

Village Paints ‘Squiggly Lines’ On Roads To Stop Cars From Speeding

Bad road signs frequently send UK drivers around the bend, but they ought to think of French drivers instead.

In a last-ditch effort to slow down traffic, one community across the Chanel has chosen to paint squiggly lines at a T-junction.

The abstract road signs may be having the desired effect, but the locals are less than impressed.

The vehicle markings, which were painted in the tranquil town of Baune near Angers, are more similar to contemporary art.

Even the biggest petrolheads want to slam the breaks after seeing the road in front of them as they zigzag across the street.

The lines were put in place as a result of increasing local anxiousness over drivers consistently exceeding the 19 mph (30 kph) limit in the sleepy community.

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The French officials considered several options in an effort to slow things down and ultimately decided on the mad marks.

Locals anticipate the route will provide a “visual disturbance” and encourage slower driving, according to the mayor of the area, Audrey Revereault, who spoke with The Connexion.

Authorities are testing the mad markings currently to see how successful they will be.

Jean-Charles Prono, the mayor of the Loire-Authion region, noted that it was surprising that the design was chosen over more conventional traffic control.

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In the region, where he oversaw seven communities, he told EuroNews that “people drive fast and it’s complicated to get people to slow down and to have road signs that work.”

He continued by saying that the design had been used rather than speed bumps, which would have been too noisy for nearby residents.

However, it appears that the new-looking road is giving the residents headaches already.

Taking to Facebook, one villager even claimed they felt ‘seasick’ because of the design as they discussed it on a local page, Ca bouge sur Bauné.

Responding to a photo of the design, she told users: “Personally, I don’t like driving on it. It turns my stomach like seasickness.”

Others agreed, with another adding: “‘It’s destabilising the first time you pass over it.”

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To which, a third pointedly replied: “Frankly I was very surprised and indeed my attention as a driver was disturbed because I wondered where I had to drive, if the direction of traffic had changed, etc…”

Some even questioned whether the road signs would make things any safer.

One even argued: “I think it’s going to be more dangerous than anything else.”

Clearly, it seems that some residents want to hit the brakes on this project.