Traffic signs à la roumaine

Once upon a time there was a beautiful country that offered everything from breathtaking mountain ranges to endless plains and green hills as far as the eye could see. But one day the big bad wolf decided to make roads, to travel the country better, and to put up sign posts to control traffic better.

As they say, the rest is history. Here we are, in 2008, highly engaged in traffic. Luckily, the Romanian authorities have diligently seen to that and have left us wanting for nothing. Traffic signs range from the utterly correct and serious to the ones meant to ‚test your limits’, just to show that as a driver you shouldn’t be ‚prejudiced’. Below you will find just a few of the ‚highly creative and inspirational’ traffic signs the Romanian authorities have come up with.. An image is worth a thousand words, isn’t it?


As you can see from the image above, logic is no absolute prerequisite in traffic.


Furthermore, who said that when faced with dangerous curves ahead you should slow down? Quite the contrary!

As you can see, there aren’t many parking options left. Well, I guess the good places are always taken, aren’t they?


Who said the mortal nature of man could not meet the divine? Apparently it’s possible. On a signpost at least…


The picture says it all. As a true member of a consumer society, the driver has to be presented with lots of options to choose from. A democratic country through and through.


If you ever feel the need of a bit of mental activity and want to exert yourself at some vocabulary games, the Forest Authorities have already seen to that. Can you spot the error?


Newton? The laws of gravitation? Hmmm, probably just concepts from a too distant past to be remembered. Or applied. Just follow the traffic sign!

As you can see it is not always easy to be a good driver and abide by the law when it comes to traffic signs. At least, not when they go against pure and simple common sense. Remember: drive safely!

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