Good Lord!

We are surrounded by fools.

A rather confusing looking road sign has left drivers absolutely baffled, with one person declaring they have ‘no idea’ what they should do if they ever come across one. Let’s see if you could figure it out

So I did. It was blindingly obvious that it means when turning right, give way to cyclists. This is clearly not in the UK.

Looks like most of us should be booking in for our theory test again before getting behind the wheel.

It’s probably been a while since you last read the Highway Code to brush up on your traffic sign knowledge – but our roads are forever changing. Plus, if you’re ever caught breaching certain signs, even if you don’t think you’re doing anything wrong – you could end up with a hefty fine and points on your licence. You could also accidentally put your life, or others, in danger.

I suppose that I have an advantage in that I am teaching this stuff, but signage is designed to be easily identified – hence clear pictograms. This one isn’t remotely confusing, nor does it require a revisit to the Highway Code, despite keeping up to date with it being a good idea.

Anyway, if you read to the bottom of the article, I was correct. Anyone who couldn’t work out something so simple really shouldn’t be on the road. In fact, they probably shouldn’t be out without supervision.


  1. But why the straight ahead black arrow as you don’t need to yield if going straight ahead?

  2. I was going to make the same point as DocBud has already. It appears the give way sign affects the straight ahead as well. The give way sign should be at the end of the right turn arrow i.e. between that arrow and the cycle lane. So it is confusing.

    • But as stated, I wasn’t confused at all. I agree that it could be better designed, but the existence of the cycle lane in the image tells you what you need to know.

  3. To be honest I didn’t get it straight away. It took a while for me to realise that the warning triangle was upside down and hence a give way. If I was crossing a marked cycle lane I would be looking out for cyclists anyway and, to me at least, it seems obvious to yield to cyclists on a cycle lane.

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