Sometimes you need to convey an unusual message to the public in as clear a way as possible…sometimes the message is just odd. Over the years I’ve taken photos of some of these public information signs and here to start the new year are some of my favourites!
From South Africa here are some interesting contenders:
Yes it says ‘Dung Beetles’ and how do you check for them without going off the road?
Then look out for Hippos crossing the road.
Or Rhinos – here we have a notice that ahead is a bridge that discourages them from crossing…so I guess you run like heck towards it if necessary…but are you or the Rhino limited to 40?
Then there’s this bitingly clear warning from this beach just outside Durban!
In Canada we are notoriously polite – here we apologize for not clearing up storm strewn logs fast enough and apologize should you trip over them.
We’re a little clearer here in telling you you could be crushed.
Or the more confusing one where we tell you yes this is a Tsunami evacuation route but don’t try and escape too fast!
Anyone who says we don’t live in an interesting, challenging world just doesn’t look at the signs all around them.