Sometimes a good dose of humor is exactly what you need on a road trip. Long stretches of open road can be incredibly boring, and drowsy driving frequently leads to accidents. We all know that falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous, but simply being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely as well. With that in mind, many engineers have devised road signs that not only keep us safe but do so with a comedic flair.
Most of us wouldn’t think to look at road signs for a good laugh. We typically see boring metal signs that help maintain order, make for safer intersections and keep drivers on track to the right location. It’s easy to gloss over road signs, but as it turns out, there’s a handful of road side gems out there that are downright funny and will have you bent over your steering wheel in a fit of laughter. The purpose—to keep drivers safe and alert while on a road trip—talk about two birds with one stone.
Many of these signs are difficult to find and some have even become such a novelty that they’ve had to be secured to the post with wire or theft-resistant bolts. Needless to say tracking them down can be tough, that’s why CarRentals put together this awesome guide on 17 of the most hilarious road signs around the world.
So, next time you’re planning a family trip to one of the locations in the guide, you might want to keep your eyes peeled. These signs are guaranteed to evoke a great reaction for all your passengers.