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I used to believe that when you drove down a road that said "Pass with Care" you had to care about the people that lived in the area.

dumdedum
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When I was about 4, I used to believe that the handicapped signs were for people with really big butts. My Aunt was in a wheelchair and she always parked there, so I didn't know the difference until I saw someone who didn't have a big butt (but they were handicapped) park there and I proceeded to tell them that they were not allowed to park there BECAUSE they didn't have a big butt!

Sunnie
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When I was young, I did not understand that cars are always on the right side of the road. As a result, I believed that half of all road signs were backward. I could not figure out why it was that you had to turn your head around to read half of all road signs.

literal
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When very young I remember my father driving down the Hi-way. There was a sign saying "Pass With Care", but see we were in a pick-up truck. Not being able to tell the difference between "car" and "care" at the time, I thought for sure we'd be arrested.

Jack
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When I was young and we drove past streets with 'no exit' signs, I thought it meant that once you went down the street, you could never get back out!

Greer, New Zealand
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when i was a kid i used to believe that those "speed zone ahead" signs meant that cars were going real fast. so i would look out the window waiting for this "zone" to come up.but traffic seamed to slow down for some odd reason.

tommy
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When I first started seeing the abbreviation BLVD. on street signs, I thought it stood for "beloved". I had not yet heard the word "boulevard".

Vicki J.
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When I was little, I used to believe that the handicapped parking spaces were for people in wheelchairs to park their chairs and go shopping. After all, there was a wheelchair painted on the space!

Linda
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I thought when a road sight said Dead End that someone had actually died there.

Anon
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My parents liked to take long drives on the weekend for something to do. In the Winter they often took us kids to a cliffside lighthouse on a narrow, windy road. As it was always foggy and raining, I used to believe that the big yellow CONGESTION sign meant "be careful or you will catch a cold"

Vanessa
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When you leave the motorway in the UK, there is a sign saying 'end of motorway regulations'. I used to think that regulations meant congratulations and that we were being congratulated for leaving the motorway!

Anon
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when I saw a sign with a deer on it I always thought deer had to cross the street by it. like a cross walk

only me
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I used to believe that the "no hard shoulder" signs on the motorway meant you had to swap your seatbelt over onto the other shoulder! I can't imagine why.

RoseRodent
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I used to believe the handicapped parking spaces (With the painted wheelchair) were for people to park their wheelchairs while they went in shopping. I didn't think about how they'd actually walk without it though.

Anon
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Until I was about 12 I used to think that Jay walking meant you crossed the road naked. My mom used to say naked as a jay bird so I just assumed thats what it meant. I could never figure out why people would want to cross the road with no clothes on

Sara
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In the town where I lived there were freeway exits named after states "Pennsylvania" "Virginia". I used to believe that when you got to that exit you were in that state.

Christine
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when the sign on the highway said do not pass and dad did i thought he would be in great danger

Anon
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I used to think when you would drive down the road and you would pass the signs that told how many miles until a certain city when you counted to the number next to the city you were there.

Silly Suzey Sue
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I used to think that people who lived on streets with "NO OUTLET" signs did not have any electricity. I couldn't figure out why anyone would buy those houses.

cheryl h
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I used to believe that the white cat eye bump things seperating lanes on roads was so blind people driving could feel where the edge of the lane was and so could stay in their own lane

shan
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