Sometimes you see weird signs and markings on the roadway that make you scratch your head and go, “What…?”
As if driving a truck in traffic weren’t challenging enough, right?
Well, it’s a lot easier to laugh at these outrageous mistakes when you’re not behind the wheel. So, we’ve collected some of the best, or worst, examples we’ve found.
(If you haven’t seen our blog about crazy road signs, be sure to check it out.)
Here’s our list of 17 weird signs and markings that will make you look twice.
1. UNSCRAMBLING SKILLS REQUIRED
Lucky for everyone, people have the unique ability to read words when at least the first and last letters are correct. For exmalpe, msot poelpe can raed snetneces lkie tihs. The wonders of the human brain, huh?
2. WHAT WENT WRONG?
You can’t always do what you’re told.
3. GOOD LUCK
This is not so much a weird sign as it is an indication of a poorly designed road. You can almost imagine the sign guys throwing their hands up like, “Just make the sign, wish people luck and be done with it!”
4. THE MOST LEAST-WALKED SIDEWALK IN THE WORLD
How would you react?
5. FILL IN THE BLANK
We’re stumped. Next!
6. WATCH FOR FLYING CYCLISTS
The world’s first accidental trick bike route.
7. IF MAD MAX MADE ROAD SIGNS
Can you even tell where all of those curved arrows are pointing to? C’mon sign guys, you can do better.
8. A U-TURN…FOR PEDESTRIANS?
The sign guys who made this crosswalk apparently don’t want people to leave this block. And they might succeed in that mission, given all of these young people constantly looking down at their phones nowadays.
9. FURTHER EXPLANATION NEEDED
You can’t just slap “Sudden Gunfire” on a sign without explaining how there’s probably a shooting range or some other contained gunfire happening on the far end of those trees. Unfortunately, they got away with it. So in case you were driving down this scenic road and feeling relaxed…kiss your good mood goodbye!
10. SO CONFUSED
This woman just wanted to follow the rules of the road. But she’ll have to break them to escape these double yellow lines.
11. IF GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE DESIGNED DIRT ROADS
“George, George, George of the Jungle, watch out for that…POLE!”
12. PROVING ART AND TRAFFIC LINES DON’T MIX
Apparently, the marker techs felt this road needed an artistic touch, so they added some extra lines. Now this road is almost as hard to interpret as those weird sculptures in cities that people like to call “art.”
13. TOO SHCOOL FOR SHCOOL
This weird marking puts the “cool” in “school.”
14. WHEN MOM SAYS NO, JUST ASK DAD
When you’re told you can do two different things from two different sources…
Well, you’re on your own.
15. DO THE STEERING WHEEL DANCE
How do you navigate these choppy road lines? Easy. Just do the “Steering Wheel Shimmy.”
You’ve heard the saying, “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” Well, two N’s don’t make a double U either. They make a triple U.
17. WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A ROLLERCOASTER WITH A HIGHWAY?
Just kidding. Not a construction mistake. Just a graphics error, caused by a glitch in Google Earth.