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Old February 2nd, 2011, 11:59 PM   #581
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Yeah, the Lsd system, i used to think the lsd stood for pounds, shillings, pence but it was actually what they were taking when they came up with it.

Whatever about shillings I still don't get what a "crown" was.
Oddly, a couple of hours ago on another road forum (AARoads) I was trying to figure out what LSD meant in a discussion of road conditions in Chicago in the blizzard. Eventually, I realized it meant Lake Shore Drive.

(A crown was a five-shilling coin, a half-crown 2s6d. Which I think you could also write 2'6". Then you've got guineas, farthings and florins. Yes, I'm not British, but I've read enough pre-decimalization literature....)

EDIT: Can I assume the English version of that sign would have been nearby? I understand Ireland wanting to preserve the Irish language as part of its heritage (and it's none of my business) but still....
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:00 AM   #582
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:09 AM   #583
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Jersey All-Way Give Way

The first one says: if you are a child please drive slow, if not, you can go crazy-fast

I don't get the last one. What does it mean?
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:10 AM   #584
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EDIT: Can I assume the English version of that sign would have been nearby? I understand Ireland wanting to preserve the Irish language as part of its heritage (and it's none of my business) but still....
I think that this is a sign from a Gaeltacht area, 'normal' sign would be bilingual.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:25 AM   #585
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I think that this is a sign from a Gaeltacht area, 'normal' sign would be bilingual.
Nope, in fact there are no motorways near any of the Gaeltachtaí really. (M6 to Galway would be closest I suppose.)

This particular sign is on the M4, somewhere on the Leixlip/Celbridge west interchange (exit 6) about 20 km west of Dublin.

But to answer the question, yeah the English version is close by and in most cases is the only version you'd see.

The Gaeltacht is cool though you will see "Géill Slí" instead of Yield (which is literally "give way" in English) and "Stad" instead of Stop (which is stupid because the word "stop" is the same in Irish but maybe stad is more authentic or something). But that's ok because everyone knows the shape of yield and stop signs anyway.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:36 AM   #586
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The first one says: if you are a child please drive slow, if not, you can go crazy-fast

I don't get the last one. What does it mean?
Basically, only one car can go though the junction at any given time.



This is a former Dual-Carriage way, with a high speed limit for a No Through Road.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 05:15 AM   #587
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Basically, only one car can go though the junction at any given time.



This is a former Dual-Carriage way, with a high speed limit for a No Through Road.
I have seen things like that in a few places. There is a road near bath that has a 40mph limit and each tiny lane connected to it has 2 massive NSL signs on it. Yes the limit technically is 60mph, but you can barely reach 10mph on some of those roads.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 08:13 PM   #588
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In this case though, thats used o be a main road, but they kept the NSL signs. You can see a barrier just down the road
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Old February 5th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #589
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A funny sign from Donetsk, Ukraine.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 12:23 AM   #590
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You cannot go forward sideways

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Old February 6th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #591
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Old February 6th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #592
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I think that this sign is made for this car:

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Old February 6th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #594
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A sign in The Hague "Chinatown" in front of the chinese gate

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It was not meant to offend the Chinese (I know because I did this ) They've just build the gate, so we thought that the signs have to be chinese to. To be sure we asked some Chinese friends if they would find this offensive. The didn't..
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Old February 10th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #598
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Guys, talking about weird signs I'm searching for photos of "no gps" resp. "use of gps forbidden" sign. I've seen that in Belgium so far, do you have that also in other countries? (I assume it's being used during major roadworks and thus temporary re-routing of some directions).
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Guys, talking about weird signs I'm searching for photos of "no gps" resp. "use of gps forbidden" sign. I've seen that in Belgium so far, do you have that also in other countries? (I assume it's being used during major roadworks and thus temporary re-routing of some directions).
More and more US states are passing laws prohibiting cell-phone use or texting while driving. Permanently - nothing to do with road works. Is that what you mean?

I just searched in Google Images "No cell phones while driving sign" - without the quotation marks. Got lots of examples, although not many on roads.
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He/she said GPS (satellite navigation-global positioning system)
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