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Doug Lansky

Doug Lansky

Posted: September 13, 2010 10:16 AM

When you visit a new country, you're not allowed to vote. You can't cash a personal check. Your
library card isn't valid. Yet they let you drive. They let you get behind the wheel of a multi-ton vehicle and zip around anywhere you please. Somehow we are expected to navigate the road and pick up the traffic nuances - perhaps even adjust to a steering wheel on the opposite side of the car while driving on the opposite side of the road - before making their first lane change. If that isn't demanding enough, there are the signs to contend with, like these classics from the Signspotting book series. Photographed an insane traffic sign during your travels or on the way to work? Send it in at And don't miss the free iphone/ipad app

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  • Traffic light from hell

    At least you know where you stand... or sit, idling in park for ever.<br>Where: Florida, USA<br>Credit: Richard Gaebler

  • Hotel California of roads

    You can't say you weren't duly warned. <br> Where: Commerce City, Colorado, USA <br> Credit: John McLaughlin

  • It's a round-and-roundabout

    What happens when they let MC Escher design the driver's exam. <br>Where: Leiden-Haarlem Canal, The Netherlands <br>Credit: Donald Haslett

  • Good luck!

    Honey, looks like we're going to be here for a while. Where: Tokyo, Japan Credit: Heather Cook .

  • Extreme urban driving

    No inverted U-Turns Where: Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA Credit: Larry Holmen

  • Try the insane lane

    Presumably that text is Chinese for 'Go ahead, make a left turn from the right lane... we dare you.' <br>Where: Guangzhou, China<br>Credit: Lynn Ihlenfeldt

  • Directionally challenged

    Oh really, you couldn't find it with a map and a compass? <br>Where: Arizona, USA <br>Credit: Jim Tanner


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