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    [quote name='PaulB' post='786543' date='28-Jul-2009 15:48']Are they at it again?[/quote]
    Hatfield and McCoy?
    No connection with the British road sign seen on the northern outskirts of London?

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    A small accolade for anyone who spots the flaw in the sign...
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    [quote name='PaulB' post='786543' date='28-Jul-2009 10:48'][/quote]
    According to this article, it may have been:
    "A source tell 9News that police are investigating the possibility that someone trying to
    steal copper pipes may be responsible."
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='786555' date='28-Jul-2009 16:13']A small accolade for anyone who spots the flaw in the sign...[/quote]
    You mean they weren't doing roadworks at the time that required you to <span title="Spoiler: Highlight to reveal" style='color:#000000;background:#000000;padding:0p x 0.2em;'>[color=#666;margin-right: 0.2em]SPOILER:[/color]drive round the roundabout the wrong way</span>?

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='786555' date='28-Jul-2009 16:13']A small accolade for anyone who spots the flaw in the sign...[/quote]
    The gap in the circle is in the wrong place for those of us who drive on the left.

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='786562' date='28-Jul-2009 16:33']The gap in the circle is in the wrong place for those of us who drive on the left.[/quote]
    Yes, you're both right, of course. The graphic appears to come from the Netherlands, even though it refers to a British band (and the eponymously famous road sign).
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='786581' date='28-Jul-2009 19:17']Yes, you're both right, of course.[/quote] That isn't much of an accolade

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='786581' date='28-Jul-2009 14:17']Yes, you're both right, of course. The graphic appears to come from the Netherlands, even though it refers to a British band (and the eponymously famous road sign).[/quote]
    I'm glad then that I (so far) have not had the experience of driving in England. I would have known nothing about the meaning of the road sign. What does this one tell me?

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    PS Hard to believe but I never had ANY trouble understanding the road signs on "the continent."
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='786601' date='28-Jul-2009 21:11']What does this one tell me?[/quote] The "Yield" (aka 'give way') sign should be self-explanatory as you are approaching a 'round-a-bout' or a traffic circle. (Obviously not one in the UK, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus or Hong Kong (amongst others))

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    [quote name='Bowlie' post='786595' date='28-Jul-2009 22:02']That isn't much of an accolade [/quote]
    Only a small one was promised!
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='786601' date='28-Jul-2009 22:11']I'm glad then that I (so far) have not had the experience of driving in England. I would have known nothing about the meaning of the road sign. What does this one tell me?

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    PS Hard to believe but I never had ANY trouble understanding the road signs on "the continent."[/quote]

    That sign tells you that unlike ALL the other roundabouts in Britain, you go round that one the wrong way.

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    [quote name='jonWallace' post='786664' date='29-Jul-2009 10:21']That sign tells you that unlike ALL the other roundabouts in Britain, you go round that one the wrong way.

    All you need to know about roundabouts...
    When I was learning to drive (in my 40s -- long story) I had to resist the temptation to go round the multiple roundabouts (scroll down the page...) in a figure of eight maneouver [/quote]And then there is this one, in Swindon. I've been a passenger, and lived, but was sure glad I wasn't driving!

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    [quote name='jonWallace' post='786664' date='29-Jul-2009 11:21'][/quote]
    And here's a(nother) diagram of the "Magic Roundabout" in Swindon...

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    [quote name='Bowlie' post='786708' date='29-Jul-2009 17:59'][/quote]
    Your link leads to an article featuring this sign:



    so it's worth pointing out that here in the UK, we also use illuminated traffic signals in our towns. The signpost above shows you would turn right to get to the famous Marlborough Lights....

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    And here's a(nother) diagram of the "Magic Roundabout" in Swindon...


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