road signsShow most recent or highest rated first.
i used to think that the "BEE ALERT! ARRIVE UNHURT" signs on the highway meant that there were killer bee nests around that area and you should roll your car windows up so they didn't sting you in the face.
when i was a kid my mom told me that the reflectors on the road were for blind people. i belived her until i was 17 years old.
My sister and I used to believe that highways were required to have an exit each mile. It wasn't until we were well past driving age when we realized otherwise.
up until I took drivers ed I thought that the speed limit sighns showed the speed you were not allowed to go. this came from everyone slowing down when they saw a cop. I never knew that people allways drive faster than the speed limit.
When i was little i used to see those Wrong Way signs and i spent years wondering how they knew where people were supposed to be going.
I am one of those rare colorblind females. I have protanomaly, which causes me to see less red than a person with normal color vision would. Therefore, most shades of red appear to be orange to me.
Just today, I was in the car with my mother and she sped past a stop sign and nearly hit someone. It scared the hell out of me. So then I began to yell at her.
Me: You idiot! I almost pissed myself for a second there! YOU STOP AT THE BIG ORANGE SIGN THAT SAYS "STOP" ON IT!
Mother: Orange? You mean red...
And that's when she began laughing hysterically. To think I didn't know this for fourteen years... XD
i used to think the traffic signs with the arrows pointing up (forward) and down(backward) ment that you drove your car up in the sky and under ground...what was i thinking?
When I was a kid, I knew that a "dead end" was where the road ended before joining another road, but I thought that if you drove down to a dead end, you couldn't go back and you had to stay there until you died. Hence the term "dead end".
When I was about 4 years old I was convinced that the red and yellow reflectors on metal poles that you see by the roadside were really lollipops. I really really wanted one of those lollipops and used to beg my parents to please stop and let me get one. Boy was I disappointed when they finally caved in one day and let me try to get a lollipop...
my mom believed when she was little that a street sign that said don't walk meant you better run.
I used to believe that when seeing a road sign saying "BLIND DRIVE" it meant to watch out because there were blind people driving around.
When driving with my grandpa one day, we passed a "Blind Drive" sign. I asked him what it meant, and he said "It means that the driveway doesn't have any eyes". I believed for the longest time after this that most most driveways had eyes and could see me (and I felt sorry for the ones that didn't)
Having seen enough red octagonal STOP signs in my time, I used to look out for green circular GO signs.
I used to believe that the people who made the "Slow Children Playing" signs were very mean people,After all it is rude to call a child slow.
When I was little I use to believe that the highway signs "Park N Ride", for car pools, meant that there was a place to park ahead and go on carnival rides. I use to beg my parents to stop for the "carnival" and they would look at me as if I was crazy! I still get a kick out of those signs.
I used to think that the signs on the side of the road that said "Do Not Pass", meant do not pass that point. I would yell at my mom and tell her to turn the car around, and would get scared something was going to happen, when she didn't.
For the longest time, I never understood the road signs- Pedestrian Xing. Truck Xing. Deer Xing. "What in the heck does xing mean", I thought. "And how did you pronounce it"?
I used to think the sign on lorries that said Long Vehicle said Long Voyage no idea why as I was always good at reading!
I grew up in South Africa. Road names are marked as R10 or R60 etc. The currency in South Africa is the Rand (note the capital R), so I believed that the R10 or R60 signs I saw along the road, was the amount of the fine you would get if you were speeding on that road.
when I was younger (I am still a child as I am only 17 now), I thought that the "do not pass" signs meant you couldn't move past the sign. It always upset me because I thought my parents were breaking the law.
I thought this until I read the drivers manual at age 14.