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Author Topic: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign  (Read 638 times)

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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2022, 09:06:44 PM »

Guess they didn't have the money to put up an orange sign.
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2022, 09:17:17 PM »

Or, a business or resident decided to take things into their own hands in the absence of any official guidance from TN's DOT.
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2022, 09:31:41 PM »

Or someone is unhappy with the traffic in front of their house
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2022, 09:38:58 PM »

Please do not ignore!!
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2022, 09:49:50 PM »

Please do not ignore!!
That wording alone would make it sure I would ignore that sign.
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2022, 09:58:06 PM »

Once you got to the detour point ahead, this restriction was marked with light-up board real DOT signs.

The truck-friendly section of Ochs "extension" in Georgia (GA-157) past the TN line (this sign was in TN) was temporarily closed due to rockslide repairs. The Ochs "Cut" detour is indeed not permissible for most trucks. The work has since been finished.

The sign was made by Rock City/Ruby Falls (as it's in their font).

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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2022, 07:23:20 AM »

Looks like a compnay/corporate sign
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2022, 08:41:05 AM »

Was there an issue with trucks whose drivers were unaware of the closure, or who ignored signs about it, having to turn around on private property or via a business parking lot or similar? If so, I could easily see the property owner or the business posting those signs.
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2022, 10:35:07 AM »

It's a narrow mountain road. The sign is really for the trucker's good.

There are no private properties on the sides as it's National Parkland on the side of a hill. I know some trucks got ticketed and police had to help them navigate the tough curves (and close the other lane), or they tried to turn around in a many-point turn.
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2022, 10:46:38 PM »

This giant rectangular "YIELD" sign, complete with English and Japanese text, attached to a fence in Okinawa, Japan, opposite the termination of a road at a T-junction:

https://goo.gl/maps/zm64zRbT1aQKSLaRA

The actual yield sign in Japan is a triangular sign, placed near-side, that translates to "Going Slowly". Not sure I've seen one with English writing on it, you just kind of have to know it.

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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2022, 10:53:11 PM »

This giant rectangular "YIELD" sign, complete with English and Japanese text, attached to a fence in Okinawa, Japan, opposite the termination of a road at a T-junction:

https://goo.gl/maps/zm64zRbT1aQKSLaRA

The actual yield sign in Japan is a triangular sign, placed near-side, that translates to "Going Slowly". Not sure I've seen one with English writing on it, you just kind of have to know it.

If the diamond on the ground means the same thing as in the US (I suspect it doesn't), maybe this is a bus-only street for that one corner? This would explain the substandard signage.
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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2022, 10:59:38 PM »

This giant rectangular "YIELD" sign, complete with English and Japanese text, attached to a fence in Okinawa, Japan, opposite the termination of a road at a T-junction:

https://goo.gl/maps/zm64zRbT1aQKSLaRA

The actual yield sign in Japan is a triangular sign, placed near-side, that translates to "Going Slowly". Not sure I've seen one with English writing on it, you just kind of have to know it.

If the diamond on the ground means the same thing as in the US (I suspect it doesn't), maybe this is a bus-only street for that one corner? This would explain the substandard signage.

No, nothing like that. Diamonds just mean there is a crosswalk ahead.

Quite a few junctions in Japan just require yielding rather than a full stop, but the markings make it clear enough that you have to yield, even without a sign. I don't know why they felt the need to reenforce the rule here...maybe too many dumb Americans like me flying through the intersection.

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Re: Traffic Sign That Looks Nothing Like A Traffic Sign
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2022, 01:04:57 PM »

A few years ago, when US 301’s bridge over the Nottoway River was being replaced, this intersection had a handwritten sign that just said “301” with a left arrow. 301’s official detour was I-95 from exits 31 to 24, but I guess this was posted as an alternative to those who were either lost or coming from the back roads to the west and heading towards Emporia.
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