Cars The European road signs that baffle British drivers - can YOU work out what they mean?

12:17  11 june  2018
12:17  11 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

More than 100 killed or injured on the hard shoulder every year

  More than 100 killed or injured on the hard shoulder every year Highways England is urging drivers to think about how they use the hard shoulder. Highways England has urged drivers to think about how they use hard shoulders after it announced that more than 100 people are killed or injured at the side of the motorway every year.Simon Jones, Highways England’s regional director for the South East admitted the statistic as he urged motorists to consider the safety implications of stopping on the hard shoulder.

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  The European road signs that baffle British drivers - can YOU work out what they mean? © Corbis British motorists have no idea what the majority of road signs in other countries mean.

In a survey of 2,000 drivers from the UK, 89 per cent admitted they had little or no understanding of road signs and highway rules in place in other European countries.

Italian road signs were found to be the most confusing, followed by those used in Portugal and France, according to the survey commissioned by easyJet and Europcar. 

Stuart Cole, Professor emeritus of transport at University of South Wales, helped analyse over 800 road signs from across eight European counties as part of the survey.

  He said: 'Unfamiliar roads can be daunting for Brits travelling abroad due to the lack of expertise in foreign regulations and road signs.

Learner drivers now allowed on the motorway

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More than three-quarters of British drivers are confused by the signage on our roads . Take the test to find out how many of the 10 worst you identify correctly. Three-quarters of drivers are baffled by British road signs .

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'European laws mean that many rules are similar, however, Brits should take the time to look through the traffic laws and signs of where they're travelling to give them peace of mind to enjoy their trip'.

If you were driving abroad, would you know what these signs mean? 

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New UK driving test: learners to be allowed on motorways from 4 June

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BRITISH drivers are being baffled by the nation’s traffic signs . The UK is known for its overuse of road signs , and it seems our motorists just can’t get their heads around all of them . Three-quarters of drivers are baffled by British road signs According …

25 of the most confusing road signs in the UK: A recent survey by Kwik Fit revealed that one in five road signs is a mystery to the average driver.It also found that while 79% of people know UK road sign meanings, two in five are so baffled that it’s lead to problems on the road.The most common mistakes due to misinterpreting road signs are breaking the speed limit (16%), braking suddenly (15%) and having to slow down, causing traffic to build up (9%).You’re about to see 25 of the trickiest everyday warning and information signs. The question is, do you know what they mean?And remember this – in order to keep our roads safe, knowledge of traffic signs is essential. Not just for new drivers needing to pass their theory test, but for all road users, including experienced professional drivers. 25 of the most confusing road signs in the UK

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