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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Fri Dec 11, 2020 13:19

I'm feeling pedantic today so

M1 should be in brackets
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by c2R » Mon Dec 14, 2020 15:34

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3187691 ... 384!8i8192

Lovely bit of patching here. Except that the road isn't primary anymore...
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Patrick Harper » Mon Dec 14, 2020 16:00

c2R wrote:
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https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3187691 ... 384!8i8192

Lovely bit of patching here. Except that the road isn't primary anymore...
I suspect that's just temporary and there'll be new signs as part of the reconfiguration at Huntingdon. I doubt the junctions along the old A14 were overlooked.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris5156 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 21:48

Signs in this thread fall in to two categories - ones that are technically non-compliant, but which most drivers would think were OK, and ones that are just utterly and horrifyingly wrong.

This sign falls in to category 2. I can't even begin to understand how this came to be made. It's new and temporary, so it's not on GSV and I made a detour to get pictures.
awful_solo.jpg
As if the design of the sign wasn't bad enough, it's paired up with another similar sign on the other side of the road that is correct in design, but which shows a different number of lanes :no:
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I absolutely despair.

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Jonathan24 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 00:13

At what point does a temporary sign stop being temporary? Never in this case...

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:55

Chris5156 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 21:48
Signs in this thread fall in to two categories - ones that are technically non-compliant, but which most drivers would think were OK, and ones that are just utterly and horrifyingly wrong.

This sign falls in to category 2. I can't even begin to understand how this came to be made. It's new and temporary, so it's not on GSV and I made a detour to get pictures.

awful_solo.jpg

As if the design of the sign wasn't bad enough, it's paired up with another similar sign on the other side of the road that is correct in design, but which shows a different number of lanes :no:

awful_pair.jpg

I absolutely despair.
Takes a special kind of moron to get it that wrong. FFS.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 09:52

Chris5156 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 21:48
Signs in this thread fall in to two categories - ones that are technically non-compliant, but which most drivers would think were OK, and ones that are just utterly and horrifyingly wrong.

This sign falls in to category 2. I can't even begin to understand how this came to be made. It's new and temporary, so it's not on GSV and I made a detour to get pictures.

awful_solo.jpg

As if the design of the sign wasn't bad enough, it's paired up with another similar sign on the other side of the road that is correct in design, but which shows a different number of lanes :no:

awful_pair.jpg

I absolutely despair.
They've managed to copy a 1975 era lane ends sign and apply Chinese warning triangle colours to it.

That's not as good as this. A close look at the sign underneath shows they managed to turn the give priority sign into a right hand drive job. So they "fixed" it using customer invoices and a magic marker.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by traffic-light-man » Thu Dec 17, 2020 18:58

Definitely cannot top either Chris or Bryn's examples, but I thought this one was quite a good effort at an adaptation. Not sure the warning sign necessarily matches the plate, though.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Big L » Thu Dec 17, 2020 19:06

The person on that sign does not appear to be angling.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Rambo » Thu Dec 17, 2020 20:48

traffic-light-man wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 18:58
Definitely cannot top either Chris or Bryn's examples, but I thought this one was quite a good effort at an adaptation. Not sure the warning sign necessarily matches the plate, though.
surprised nobody has defaced this to say 'dangling'

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Chris Bertram » Thu Dec 17, 2020 21:53

traffic-light-man wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 18:58
Definitely cannot top either Chris or Bryn's examples, but I thought this one was quite a good effort at an adaptation. Not sure the warning sign necessarily matches the plate, though.
Is that actually on the public highway? If not, then it's fine.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by traffic-light-man » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:35

Chris Bertram wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 21:53
Is that actually on the public highway? If not, then it's fine.
I'm not sure on the legal standing of that part of the road and it definitely hasn't been erected for the benefit of any motorists, but I think it is, quite literally, a botched road sign.

Edit: I'd initially thought that it was a botch of a regular Quayside warning sign, with the car replaced by a dodgy stick man, but it appears that it's actually more of a botch of the HSE-type sign warning of Deep Water in to a road-type warning sign.
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Stevie D » Sat Dec 19, 2020 21:58

This is a novel way to show a distance of ¼...
https://goo.gl/maps/6NuYbVNH6S9aoYqj7

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bryn666 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 21:33

Stevie D wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 21:58
This is a novel way to show a distance of ¼...
https://goo.gl/maps/6NuYbVNH6S9aoYqj7
No, clearly Village Only is 4 miles away. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Bfivethousand » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:33

Reminds me of the local village of Except for access
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Conekicker » Mon Dec 21, 2020 15:18

Bfivethousand wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:33
Reminds me of the local village of Except for access
...and this one a bit further along has no scope for confusion:

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.5512473 ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by traffic-light-man » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:12

tom66 posted a link elsewhere that featured some old internally illuminated signs in the background, but in the current GSV, it seems that they've managed this beauty during an upgrade :P
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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by the cheesecake man » Tue Dec 22, 2020 19:12

No entry. Perhaps we should have a sign for that. :thumbsdown:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Skipsy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 15:45

"No entry... (except by left turn)"????? https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4153734 ... 384!8i8192
Pretty sure no right turn is enough.
Also since one of the no entry signs is gone, and there's a no right turn sign in its place, if you think about it, it says "No right turn except by left turn" :shock:

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Re: Botched Roadsigns

Post by Skipsy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 15:49

Humps for 40 yards, and humps for 25 yards in the same place, and for just one hump?
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4496861 ... 384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4498074 ... 384!8i8192
25 yards may be the shortest distance given for a "humps for _" sign, and there's not even multiple humps.

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