Road signs are an integral part of any trip, and there are a handful of extremely common ones that you’re bound to see every time you go anywhere in your vehicle. However, even right here in the United States, there are some very strange road signs. It’s unlikely that you’ll run into all of these signs, but it’s useful to learn what they mean. Besides, during such a turbulent time in our world, it’s nice to let loose a bit and laugh at some silly road signs. Here are 5 uncommon US road signs and what they’re saying.
The “Michigan Left”
Have you ever heard of a Michigan Left? If so, you may have actually seen this road sign. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, a “Michigan Left” is a type of turn in which a driver has to turn right or drive straight onto a road, then make a U-turn at a median. In most cases, this is due to left turns not being allowed at that particular intersection. Either that, or the state of Michigan is trying to further complicate your route! We’re just kidding – but it’s definitely an interesting concept and road sign.
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You Can Stop, But You’re Not Going Anywhere After That
We’re not sure where this sign is located, but it has a pretty clear message…we think. Basically, if you’ve made it to this point, that’s about as far as you can go. If you come across road signs like these, we just hope you’ve made it to your destination.
At first glance, these road signs seem to contradict themselves. While they’re really trying to have drivers stop before driving straight through this alleyway, it certainly looks like they’re just trying to confuse people.
So…Which Lane Am I Using?
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If you ever find yourself in Salem, Massachusetts, the home of the famous Salem Witch Trials, you may find yourself in a Witches-Only parking zone. Be careful – they may cast a spell on you if you take their parking space!
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No matter where you’re driving, make sure to look out for road signs. Always keep an eye out for what they say, and let us know if you come across any uncommon or silly road signs on your journeys!
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