14 Quirky Road Signs From Around The World

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  • Countries including Canada, UK and Germany display the unusual signs
  • In Japan, you must keep an eye out for crabs who are often crossing roads
  • And in Costa Rica, there are specific signs warning road users of sloths 

These are just some of the warnings and alerts that appear on road signs popping up around the world in countries including Canada, Costa Rica and Germany, according to a new infographic.

Not allowing a penguin to cross the road in New Zealand or failing to slow down for a waiting crab in Japan may leave you with an awkward visit from the authorities – but have no fear as this guide will introduce you to the latest safety signs worldwide that travellers should really get to know.

'Funny’ warning signs regarding mosquito abductions have been popping up in Alaska

‘Funny’ warning signs regarding mosquito abductions have been popping up in Alaska

The colourful infographic, which was created by travel company Netflights, takes a look at the signs that may cause an issue for visitors to the country they’re in if they’re not aware of their meaning, including the image of a smashed up car and a moose that appears on roadsides in Canada.

Not only is this sign warning road users to watch out for the animals, and not to play chicken with them. Driving your car at a moose in a bid to scare it away is more than likely going to end up with the car severely damaged when the animal charges back.

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In the US, ‘funny’ warning signs regarding mosquito abductions have been popping up. The giant mosquito is unofficially considered in Alaska as a state bird, and these tongue-in-cheek warnings are there to warn people that they may be carried off by one of the insects, according to the infographic.

And in Costa Rica, there are road signs to help slow-moving sloths cross the roads safely.

Safety signs in Germany warn road users to watch out for waitresses, who regularly cross the road with coffee

Safety signs in Germany warn road users to watch out for waitresses, who regularly cross the road with coffee

It’s doors shut, windows up signs that fill the roads in South Africa, the infographic reveals. These warnings alert drivers to be vigilant of hairy hitch-hikers who may just jump into their car – and by hitch-hikers they mean baboons.

So if it’s too hot, put on the air conditioning.

In Germany, meanwhile, there are safety signs that warn road users to watch out for waitresses, who regularly cross the road with coffee. In Australia and New Zealand, very different alerts are needed – for kangaroos and penguins.

It's doors shut, windows up signs that fill the roads in South Africa, the infographic reveals. These warnings alert drivers to be vigilant of hairy hitch-hikers who may just jump into their car - and by hitch-hikers they mean baboons

It’s doors shut, windows up signs that fill the roads in South Africa, the infographic reveals. These warnings alert drivers to be vigilant of hairy hitch-hikers who may just jump into their car – and by hitch-hikers they mean baboons

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Originally posted 2016-01-23 06:48:06.

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