Warning signs are put in place to give useful pointers and usually don’t warrant much further attention, but sometimes the person creating them makes such a blunder they end up being more hilarious than helpful.
Drivepedia has shared a selection of very amusing notices spotted by people around the world, that delivered rather the wrong message.
One pharmacy, for example, seemed to be warning customers not to walk into the glass door, but missed the mark by advising them to ‘open the door before entering’.
Another changed the meaning entirely by missing just one letter, declaring: ‘Illegally parked cars will be fine’.
Self-explanatory: This shop owner felt it necessary to explain how doors work, with this sign encouraging customers to open the door before trying to walk in
Mixed messages: The name of this health center in California could be enough to put many people off
All will be fine: This unfortunate sign informs drivers they will face no consequences for parking their cars illegally
One rule for some: A sign seemingly banning birds from being in the area was always destined to fail
Unconventional: People accessing this power panel are warned to think before handling the electrical equipment behind the panel
Lights out! One missing letter in this illuminated shop sign created a hilarious result, with the shop appearing to ask whether feet are shoes
Clearly not a fan of public shows of affection, the creator of this sign tells departing couples that they cannot kiss goodbye for any longer than three minutes
Ditching work: This restaurant used their external message board to remind ‘Abby’ that she needs to come in for work
Really? This warning sign, placed above a toilet bowl, reminds the user that they should not try to dive head first into the water as they may end up being permanently injured
West Coast Express in Canada opted for sarcasm with this sign as they reminded customers not to wander onto the train tracks
This bizarre warning sign alerts people of the potential sightings of a ‘heavy plant’, with the stretch of road acting as a crossing for them
Creative: A zoo uses vivid imagery to remind visitors what they look like to their tigers, reminding them not to try and enter the animal enclosures
It’s not clear what this sign is advising people against, but whatever it is, it can’t have positive results
Which is it? This confusing set of signs initially tells drivers to stop, but underneath, a second sign warns that vehicles should not stop in the alleyway
Did you miss the sign? This unfortunate driver must have missed the drive carefully sign, as they rolled off the road just beyond it
Which would you choose? This sign pairing offers people the choice of either ‘New Life Lane’ or a ‘Dead End’
Didn’t see that coming! At first this sing looks like a general, well-meaning warning sign, before a closer inspection reveals the creator is worried how eating humans would affect the animals
Thanks for the hint: Helpfully someone has attached an explanatory sign underneath this STOP sign to explain the meaning