Having driven around 800 miles in the last couple of days I have read a lot of motorway signs, notably the 'matrix' signs that now appear bearing assorted messages.
Somewhere between Gretna and Carlise is one that reads
AVOID DISTRACTIONS WHILE DRIVING
I like the way this self contradicts - you have to be distracted in order to read it. So what other daft signs did I see?
OBSERVE SPEED LIMIT
WATCH YOUR SPEED
I know what these two mean, but as they stand thay are a tad daft, 'oh look there's a speed limit' or 'oh look I'm doing 70.' I thought you were supposed to watch the road but still.
DON'T DRIVE TIRED
I drive a car myself...
COMPLY WITH RED X
This one confused me momentarily because I thought of Redex a product I used to add to petrol every now and then to care for the A-series engine in my first Metro. Of course it meant, if there is a red X above the lane you are in don't drive in it, it's closed. No lane was closed but just in case...
THINK BUS OR TRAIN
Some were less amusing
DON'T DRINK WHILE DRIVING
DON'T RESET SATNAV WHILE DRIVING
SOFT TYRES WASTE FUEL
BE A COURTEOUS DRIVER
Jx 15 MILES 14 MINS
And some thankfully wrong
CONJESTION J8 30MINS DELAY
The two I didn't see which always amuse were
SLOW WORKFORCE IN ROAD
Usually replaced these days with
WORKFORCE IN ROAD-SLOW
What's a road-slow?
Anyone else seen any daft or amusing signs?