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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by DavidB » Fri Jun 18, 2021 21:01

Another non-staggered one at Hurst near Wokingham.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by skiddaw05 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 22:20

I've not seen many like this

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by multiraider2 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 17:57

Whilst Wild Horses or Ponies Likely to be in Road Ahead is not that uncommon a sign, I would expect it in places such as Dartmoor, Exmoor or the New Forest etc and not inside the M25. Passed this today. Since there is a farm on the right just after this which looks like it does have a stable block, I wonder if this is actually one for the botched signs thread and it is supposed to be a figure 550.1

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by swissferry » Sun Jun 20, 2021 21:43

Another wild horses sign that seem unlikely not far from Glasgow.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Alderpoint » Tue Jun 22, 2021 17:39

OliverH wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 23:52
another rare one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16313 ... authuser=0 (Hump back bridge). Here is the bridge: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.09328 ... authuser=0
Been there a few times. I like the warning 6 miles to the north - must be a contender for the furthest away warning sign - unless you know better??
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by swissferry » Tue Jun 22, 2021 19:34

Not a warning sign but 34 miles to a prohibition.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:34

Alderpoint wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 17:39
OliverH wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 23:52
another rare one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16313 ... authuser=0 (Hump back bridge). Here is the bridge: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.09328 ... authuser=0
Been there a few times. I like the warning 6 miles to the north - must be a contender for the furthest away warning sign - unless you know better??
I rather think these two signs are far more important - and sadly grossly out of position. They should be back at the junction because where they are located means overweight/long vehicles now need to find somewhere to turn around.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16303 ... 2?hl=en-GB

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16267 ... 2?hl=en-GB

Whilst the second one is a prescribed sign, (Diagram 820), it's rather unhelpful - define "long".
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:52

Conekicker wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:34
Alderpoint wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 17:39
OliverH wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 23:52
another rare one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16313 ... authuser=0 (Hump back bridge). Here is the bridge: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.09328 ... authuser=0
Been there a few times. I like the warning 6 miles to the north - must be a contender for the furthest away warning sign - unless you know better??
I rather think these two signs are far more important - and sadly grossly out of position. They should be back at the junction because where they are located means overweight/long vehicles now need to find somewhere to turn around.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16303 ... 2?hl=en-GB

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16267 ... 2?hl=en-GB

Whilst the second one is a prescribed sign, (Diagram 820), it's rather unhelpful - define "long".
This is what we got in 2009: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16276 ... 6?hl=en-GB. In the first link the sign was added sometime between 2015 and 2020.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Tue Jun 22, 2021 21:28

OliverH wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:52
Conekicker wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:34
Alderpoint wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 17:39


Been there a few times. I like the warning 6 miles to the north - must be a contender for the furthest away warning sign - unless you know better??
I rather think these two signs are far more important - and sadly grossly out of position. They should be back at the junction because where they are located means overweight/long vehicles now need to find somewhere to turn around.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16303 ... 2?hl=en-GB

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16267 ... 2?hl=en-GB

Whilst the second one is a prescribed sign, (Diagram 820), it's rather unhelpful - define "long".
This is what we got in 2009: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.16276 ... 6?hl=en-GB. In the first link the sign was added sometime between 2015 and 2020.
Presumably there were a number of incidents of vehicles getting stuck to prompt the extra signing.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Dougman » Wed Jun 23, 2021 08:57

Conekicker wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:34

Whilst the second one is a prescribed sign, (Diagram 820), it's rather unhelpful - define "long".
18.75m I would guess? Similar to the level crossing signs for the longest an unescorted vehicle can be.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:05

Dougman wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 08:57
Conekicker wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:34

Whilst the second one is a prescribed sign, (Diagram 820), it's rather unhelpful - define "long".
18.75m I would guess? Similar to the level crossing signs for the longest an unescorted vehicle can be.
Who knows? Car towing caravan, motorhome, artic (various sizes), etc.
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Dougman » Thu Jun 24, 2021 09:15

Conekicker wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:05
Dougman wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 08:57
Conekicker wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 20:34

Whilst the second one is a prescribed sign, (Diagram 820), it's rather unhelpful - define "long".
18.75m I would guess? Similar to the level crossing signs for the longest an unescorted vehicle can be.
Who knows? Car towing caravan, motorhome, artic (various sizes), etc.
Indeed. Would be handy to have in idea before you get stuck!
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by OliverH » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:31

Conekicker wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 07:37
OliverH wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 23:54
A no right turn bollard: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.96639 ... authuser=0

Also, there is a slightly more common no entry bollard.
So every cyclist that makes that right turn is disobeying two traffic signs. Nice.
here is a cool 3 sided one. it has now been replaced with a rare arrow pointing to the left bollard with an arrow on all it's sides.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Thu Jun 24, 2021 19:14

No overtaking isn't rare.

This suburban street in Huddersfield isn't the sort of road that normally gets them, but we've had some others recently.

But the supplementary plate giving the distance is usually underneath. Here for no obvious reason it's at the side.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by multiraider2 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 14:16

Diagram 820 "Unsuitable for........" Is a rectangular plate. Diagram 820A "Unsuitable for HGVs" and alternative versions has the truck pictogram included. Here on the Margate/Broadstairs boundary is a 820A type one but with a bus pictogram/description. Is that an allowed alternative (or was it under older regulations) and if so is this version that common?

Incidentally, the white panel you can just see from this shot down the road on the right is actually a bus stop, which you can see for yourself by taking the road. So this is a bus route and the driver must pass the sign several times daily! I'm guessing it is a "hopper" type used on this route and perhaps the sign is older and designed to try to prevent longer models or coaches from venturing down there. At the end of the road is Botany Bay, oft photographed so perhaps touring coaches are really the target.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Jun 25, 2021 19:56

multiraider2 wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 14:16
At the end of the road is Botany Bay, oft photographed so perhaps touring coaches are really the target.
In which case "no buses except local buses" like this would be the usual way of showing it.

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Octaviadriver » Sat Jun 26, 2021 08:31

No motor vehicles allowed on Little Free Street, Brecon is looking rather weathered. The Google Streetview car ignored the sign and drove along the road.
https://goo.gl/maps/tX8ZeKBc3pJ2xmW36

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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Sat Jun 26, 2021 09:39

Octaviadriver wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 08:31
No motor vehicles allowed on Little Free Street, Brecon is looking rather weathered. The Google Streetview car ignored the sign and drove along the road.
https://goo.gl/maps/tX8ZeKBc3pJ2xmW36
And why not drive down it? If no motor vehicles are allowed, why place double yellows? Also there is one property with a garage on the street and an image of a car parked in a yard. At the far end of the street there is a give way and a no entry sign.

Perhaps there's an "Except for access" plate missing?
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Re: Rare Roadsigns

Post by WHBM » Sat Jun 26, 2021 09:47

Octaviadriver wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 08:31
No motor vehicles allowed on Little Free Street, Brecon is looking rather weathered. The Google Streetview car ignored the sign and drove along the road.
https://goo.gl/maps/tX8ZeKBc3pJ2xmW36
Interesting that the adjacent homeowner appears to have painted the post in their own blue and black colours. Can't say I've seen anyone do that before. Works quite well.

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