BRITS have been left baffled by European road signs as some even think one encourages drivers to put their headlights on because of a JELLYFISH in the area. One in five Brits have admitted they often struggle with "foreign" road signs abroad and confessed completely misunderstanding them. Take our quiz to see if you guess what these signs me. A) Slippery roads B) No driving on water C) No vehicles carrying water pollutants are allowed A) No football or games B) Residential area C) Road is on its way out of a residential area A) Driver has right of way B) Turn your headlights on C) Proceed with caution A) Don't play a trumpet while driving B) Don't honk your horn C) No parades allowed A) No handcarts of wheelbarrows B) Caution, workers ahead C) Ploughing competition ahead A) Distance to nearest ski slope B) Skiers can cross the road between 10am and 4pm C) Skiers cannot cross the road between 10am and 4pm A) Rest stop B) Toilet ahead C) Picnic zone A) Jellyfish ahead B) Spaceship ahead … [Read more...] about Can YOU tell what these European road signs really mean?
NEW road signs featuring a picture of a hedgehog will warn motorists of smaller wildlife. Current signs focus on smaller species such as toads, or bigger animals including deer and cattle. The new warnings will be placed in areas with large numbers of animals such as hedgehogs, otters, squirrels and badgers. Transport bosses hope the signs, which already appear abroad in nations such as Sweden, will cut accidents and reverse a fall in wildlife numbers. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called on councils and animal charities to identify suitable sites for them. Jill Nelson, of the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, said: “We welcome this focus on road safety and protection for all small mammals.” STING KONG UK braced for invasion of killer Asian hornets that can KILL with one sting ExclusiveLOTT OF CHEEK Mystery THIRD man claims crooks' £4m Lotto win after his debit card was used THUNDER AND FRIGHTENING 'Severe' thunder, rain and hail may spark flooding in … [Read more...] about Why drivers will soon need to watch out for this road sign
MOTORWAY signs are being blamed for a rise in careless driving, as poor visibility could be causing drivers to make dangerous decisions. A watchdog has called for signs to be redrawn, claiming Highways England needs to review the layout of junction numbers after claims too many were hidden by trees or high-sided lorries. A report published by Transport Focus claims obscured junction numbers frequently led to drivers making last-ditch manoeuvres to pull off the motorway, including swerving across two or three lanes and driving over solid white chevrons - and some even reversed back along the motorway after missing a turn-off. The watchdog said part of the problem was junction markers were usually positioned in the bottom left-hand corner of motorway signs, where they were easily blocked from drivers' vision. It called for Highways England to move all numbers to the top left of signs to make them more visible. Department for Transport figures show there were 752 accidents around motorway … [Read more...] about Numbers on motorway signs could be causing accidents as drivers make dangerous decisions at junctions
YOU could soon get paid while you drive by letting your car report potholes and heavy traffic. And the system will automatically pay for tolls, parking and electric charging. New technology currently being developed by Jaguar Land Rover will allow drivers to earn IOTA cryptocurrency as they drive - a type of digital currency used instead of cash. Using the system - Smart Wallet - drivers will be able to collect credits by allowing their car to report dangerous potholes and heavy traffic. Owners will then be able to use the cryptocurrency when paying for road tolls, parking fees and charging electric vehicles. You'll could even be able to pay for a coffee at your local cafe using the technology. According a promotional video by the company, sensors in the car will store this information and share it with local councils and navigation providers. This information will be used to re-route drivers to less congested routes, helping to reduce emissions from cars stuck in traffic. Connected … [Read more...] about You could earn money while you drive by letting your motor automatically report heavy traffic and potholes
DRIVERS are being tricked by a fake speed camera, which is actually a well disguised bird box. The grey and yellow box is located just behind a hedge near a main road in Kilkhampton, Devon. To the passing motorist, it looks just like a genuine Gatso speed camera, actually causing drivers to slow down. But on closer inspection, it becomes obvious a series of holes and perches have been fitted instead of a lens. Tara Coshall spotted the unusual bird box and shared a photo online - but so far no one has come forward and claimed responsibility for erecting the phony camera. Tara said: "As I was driving through Kilkhampton on my to Bude I came across a new speed camera or so I thought. "On a closer look it's really a bird box." The fake camera has gathered a lot of support from locals who think it's a great way to combat speeding. One person said: "This went up a couple of years ago by the side of the road. It looked really authentic and my god did it slow people down." Another said: "I … [Read more...] about Drivers in Devon fooled by BIRD BOX disguised as yellow speeding camera