Signs directing you to do strange things...........

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Here's a collection of truly hard to understand traffic signs. I'm sure some of them make perfect sense to area residents but if happen to just be passing it.


For instance, does the sign below mean you can't make a left turn unless there are no planes in sight? Only very small planes are landing?

watch for low flying aircraft

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"Aviation" is actually Aviation Street and if a very light amount of cars are on it; you're cleared for a left turn. Roger that tower, turning left now.


This sign below gives instructions on how to make a "Michigan Left" turn..........say what? What the heck is that all about?

michigan left

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It seems to me that going straight ahead here and then making your left turn onto the northbound street would be much simpler than the convolutions this sign directs you to make.

Maybe some of our fellow Realtors from Michigan can explain how this is supposed to work and why.



"Go down 2 blocks and turn on Montreal."

"Which way?"

"It doesn't matter, you can't possibly miss Montreal."


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Bottom line; it's tough to miss your turn onto Montreal


The sign below is, not surprisingly, in Washington, D.C. It explains a lot about how the thoght processes work there.........

go this lane except during these times and a full moon

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Somehow you just know the guy that designed this sign also writes tax preparation instructions for the IRS.

I recommend you don't drive on this street at any time because you know someone is going to be coming straight for you sooner or later.


Below is another great intersection to steer well clear of. This one is located in San Francisco

turn right, left, around, or go straight

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OK, this one has all the turn options covered; you can turn left, turn right, don't turn, and turn around. Somthing for everyone.


OK, I think I see a big traffic circle ahead.


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But if a wagon train happened to be passing by here and saw these signs they would thing they were in indian country and circle the wagons. This could also be confusing to square dancing fans


Caution, trick riders ahead..........either that or you're supposed yield to people dragging their bikes.

caution trick rider ahead

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Believe me if I see a guy doing a backwards wheelie like this sign depicts I'm not only giving him the right of way but a big round of applause too.

That's certainly a collection of strange signs.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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James Wexler - Scottsdale, AZ

if you have ever been to the boston area and have driven you notice rotarys with signs directing you .... no one knows how to drive those, its like close your eyes and pray

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