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QUIZ: Can you identify some of the most baffling French road signs?

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QUIZ: Can you identify some of the most baffling French road signs?
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As well as the more obvious signs telling you the speed limit and when to give way, France boasts a plethora of more obscure signs - see how many you can identify.


Language barrier aside, there are some French road signs that seem almost designed to be cryptic, as well as the basic Stop sign that should be obvious to everyone, but apparently isn't.

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Anonymous 2022/09/20 17:53
Bonjour, I believe there was a mistake in the composition of both the question and the answer Nº8 (2 yellow diamonds, one crossed out). It indicates a priority road, not the priority from the right. -> le panneau de signalisation indique que l’usager circule sur une route prioritaire. Aussi, même lorsqu’ils abordent une intersection, ce sont les véhicules qui circulent sur la voie qui comprend cet élément de signalisation qui conservent la priorité sur les autres usagers de la route. Les usagers doivent cependant faire preuve de prudence lorsqu'ils rencontre le troisième panneau, car il met fin au caractère prioritaire de la route. Aussi, le conducteur devra être particulièrement vigilant quant à la signalisation pour connaître les règles de priorité. Bon soirée, Claudia Leon
Anonymous 2022/09/20 17:24
Well, I learnt to drive in France and passed my test the first time around but it was over 40 years ago so there are a lot of new traffic signs now that didn't exist back then.

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