Ridiculous Street Signs

I’m always on the lookout for funny and ridiculous street signs.
This is a place to check out some of what I’ve found!
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Tallinn, Estonia

Read about Ridiculous Street Signs #2 in Trinidad

Trinidad
Don’t forget to drive on the left- Ridiculous Street Signs #3- Australia
Great Ocean Road, Australia
Dubai
Brooklyn
Be careful when crossing- Ridiculous Street Signs #6- Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Check out my signs about dog fouling- Ridiculous Street Signs #7- Macau
Macau
 Have you ever heard about dog parking?- Ridiculous Street Signs #8- Munich
Munich
Beware of the Snatch Thief- Ridiculous Street Signs #9- Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Check out the first Reader- Contributed Photo- Elderly People Crossing
Grand Cayman Islands
Philadelphia, PA
Check out another Reader- Contributed Photo- Don’t Drive in Water
Isle of Capri, Italy
Providence, RI
Vienna
Johannesburg, South Africa
Germany
Don’t Drive In Water- Ridiculous Street Signs #13- Moscow
Sweden

Mile Run- Contributor Ridicuous Street Signs #6- Pennsylvania

Keep Off Grass- Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #7- Australia

OK Meat Place- Ridiculous Street Signs #14- Brooklyn, NY

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Train Fishing- Ridiculous Street Signs #15- Tokyo

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Please Sit on the Pot- Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #8- Ghana

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Warning: Deer May Attack- Ridiculous Street Signs #16- Nara, Japan

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Bird Droppings- Ridiculous Street Signs #17- Tokyo

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The Correct Way To Use the Bathrooms in Japan- Ridiculous Street Signs #18

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Hell- Cayman Islands- Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #9- Cayman Islands

Removal of HELL Rocks Grand Cayman Delta Points blog

Dog Fouling Is Not Permitted- Ridiculous Street Signs #19- Malta

Ridiculous Street Signs- Dog Fouling Is Not Permitted- Malta

Humped Zebra Crossing- Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #10- Liverpool

Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #10: Humped Zebra Crossing- Liverpool

Slang- Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #11- Gothenburg, Sweden

For Payphone Faults, Please Call…- Ridiculous Street Signs #20- Oman

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Potty Humor- Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #12- Barbados

7 thoughts on “Ridiculous Street Signs

  1. Before calling foreign street signs “ridiculous”, you may want to consider that it’s YOU who simply misinterprets some of them:

    As for the Tallinn pic, urinating and *****ing IS a problem in a city with narrow alleys and lanes that are about 1000 years old, as it has an impact on the sandstone used to build them.

    As for Australia, the Great Ocean Road has lots of foreign visitors from countries driving on the right, so it’s a precaution…

    As for Vienna, this sign can be found in various countries where the sidewalk is divided into a pedestrian and a biker’s lane.

    As for Germany, this is the common sign for “emergency exit”, used in various countries, too.

    Maybe you should reconsider the use of the word “ridiculous” on your page… or you may risk to be mistaken for a ridiculous person, yourself…

    1. Thanks for explaining each of these signs for me. The word ridiculous shouldn’t be taken so literally and I’m sorry if it offended you but this page will continue to go by that name.

      1. These photos look interesting, ridiculous or not. As for Tallinn, I live in Estonia and I have always known that the pavement is made from slate (maybe I’m wrong) but peeing and crapping on the street is prohibited for obvious reasons. Although I am curious about the Swedish traffic sign.. You really haven’t seen that one before? It is a standard (in all Europe maybe?) traffic sign actually, people don’t even pay attention to it (when they should!).

  2. Hi, just a couple of comments:

    1. The “don’t drive in water” signs are actually meant to warn motorists on embankments or piers of the danger of getting too close to the edge.

    2. “no holding hands”: All over Europe and means “no pedestrians.”

    3. The “crush hazard” sign is interesting. I’ve seen elevators in Germany and Scandinavia that are called “paternosters.” These are actually escalators that go straight up rather than a comfortable angle. It’s a series of platforms on a moving belt with an open entrance. When a platform appears, you step on it and move upward, getting off at your desired floor. These loop back down in an adjacent shaft so there’s two-way traffic. These typically hold only a couple of people and freight or luggage is frowned upon. There are no doors and they are pretty unsafe. Suppose you were drunk and fell down in front of the downward side with your head dangling over the edge. The next step to come down would decapitate you.

    Go here for great images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paternoster

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