How well do you know your road signs?

Nowadays the roadsides are crammed with signs ordering us to do this and to do that. Everywhere we go there's some sheet of metal bolted to a pole barking an order at us.

There's no please and there's no thank you, just an order treating us like disobedient schoolboys and giving absolutely no opportunity for a debate or a bit of give and take.

But, despite how rude and arrogant they might seem, there's no doubt that they do have a purpose. They really are only there for our safety, to cut the number of car and motorbike accidents, and so should be obeyed. If they can be understood that is.

There are some road signs that look like something out of The Krypton Factor. I noticed one or two on my way to work this morning and although I ride past them everyday, I really don't have a clue what they mean. That's hardly conducive for safe riding.

I can't be the only one though so I decided to find a few of the more bemusing signs and discover what they're actually trying to tell us.

Now I've done my homework and found out, but do you know what the signs below really mean?

A. Car with giant yellow afro approaching
B. Arsonists in area
C. No vehicles carrying explosives

A. Evel Knievel in vicinity
B. No motor vehicles
C. Beware of out of control bikers
A. Airport
B. Side winds
C. Socks out to dry

A. Keith Moon may be in area
B. Amphibious cars permitted
C. Beware of quayside or riverbank

(Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out how many you got right)

Despite me making light of it, the subject of puzzling road signs really is quite serious. If you ignore a sign because you don't know what it means you could be risking a motorbike accident and potential serious personal injuries.

That's why it pays to check up on any signs you don't know and the Highway Code website (Highway Code) is a great resource for clearing up confusion.

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BP365, the motorcycle accident experts, know how dangerous the roads are and could help you if you've been involved in a motorbike accident that wasn't your fault.

Not only can we provide access to personal injury compensation, but we can also arrange bike repairs, clothing replacement and the very best rehabilitation and medical care around.

We offer all our clients who choose to make a personal injury claim, a no win, no fee agreement, which means that you are completely financially protected and can make a claim with us risk-free.

So if you want to find out more or if you think we can help you get back on the road following a non-fault motorbike accident, pick up the phone today and call us on 0800 0925 365.


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