Unusual Road SIgn

Unusual Road SIgn

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gdaybruce

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739 posts

192 months

Friday 7th May
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This was posted in another forum with the question: what is the meaning of the sign with a white diagonal cross on a blue background? No one seems to have an answer - any ideas?

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.2646005,-0.8435372...


NGRhodes

1,244 posts

39 months

Friday 7th May
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Its a faded red and blue no stopping sign.

Pothole

33,280 posts

249 months

Friday 7th May
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NGRhodes said:
Its a faded red and blue no stopping sign.
OBVS.

Fishlegs

2,145 posts

106 months

Friday 7th May
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I had to stare at it for ages to allow my brain time to see it as white and blue. My brain told me it was faded red and blue.

Weird.

markiii

1,811 posts

161 months

Friday 7th May
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which raises an interesting question. If its so faded the red is now white it doesn't match the requirements for correct signage

Does that mean its now invalid?

Fishlegs

2,145 posts

106 months

Friday 7th May
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I think that would depend entirely on how expensive your lawyer is.

akirk

3,977 posts

81 months

Friday 7th May
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independence for Scotland past here?! biggrin

gdaybruce

Original Poster:

739 posts

192 months

Friday 7th May
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I'm sure that they are indeed faded clearway signs but on my computer at least, the red has faded totally and is now a brilliant white. I can't recall seeing other signs that have faded to this extent. In the unlikely event that I was to be charged for stopping on this particular clearway, I would certainly take issue with the signage!

stogbandard

127 posts

17 months

Friday 7th May
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I know where that is. It’s approaching Lumbertubs Way in Northampton. It will be faded as Northants Highways, who still stubbornly exist despite the end of the County Council have deminimis attitude to road maintenance, except for having an obsession with surface dressing but I whingeingly digress!

Solocle

1,817 posts

51 months

Tuesday 11th May
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A bit of faded signage? Try Highways England, in their infinite wisdom, signing the emergency access at Catthorpe with the flying motorbike (except authorised vehicles).

Google Maps

No. Motor. Vehicles. banghead

donkmeister

3,790 posts

67 months

Tuesday 18th May
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markiii said:
which raises an interesting question. If its so faded the red is now white it doesn't match the requirements for correct signage

Does that mean its now invalid?
That's one for SP&L however quite often the outcome of "but technically" cases around road signage and markings comes down to whether or not you can persuade a media outlet to take a picture of you doing your compo face whilst pointing at it.
I'd also say that a surprising number of people don't realise what that sign means in correct colours...

Jasey_

3,387 posts

145 months

Tuesday 18th May
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Often wondered what this sign actually means.



If there aren't double white lines I can usually tell as they aren't there.

So does this mean they should be there but they ran out of paint ?

fwaggie

1,630 posts

167 months

Sunday 20th June
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[quote=Jasey_]Often wondered what this sign actually means.


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Its a speed limit for crashing planes, obviously.

You are not allowed to crash at speeds exceeding 40mph vertically downwards.