Do They Really Need To Tell Me That?

@WorDazza (15836)
Manchester, England
August 30, 2023 3:53pm CST
I've noticed that there seems to be a large number of what I would consider unnecessary information signs on the roads in the UK. I've lost count of the number of times I've been sat in a traffic jam, barely moved for half an hour only to have the overhead signs warning me of a traffic queue and that the speed limit is now 40 miles per hour. If only!! Then there's the overhead signs that proclaim 'Fog' which are barely visible thanks to, yes you've guessed it, the fog! But now there's a new kid on the block which has been popping up seemingly wherever I go. "Check Your Fuel Level". Really?? I've been driving for over 40 years and I really wish those signs had appeared many years ago. They've been a revelation. I now make sure I have adequate fuel in the car whenever I go on a journey and, if I haven't, I put some in. It certainly beats my previous modus operandi of just driving until I run out of fuel and phoning someone to bring me some to the roadside!!
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@xFiacre (12475)
• Ireland
30 Aug
@WorDazza I really hate the polluting signs for tourists that alert drivers that they are entering an area of outstanding natural beauty. If the beauty is so outstanding does it really need a crappy sign to point it out?
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
30 Aug
And surely a driver shouldn't be alerted to the fact either. They might take their eyes off the road to admire the aforementioned outstanding natural beauty with disastrous consequences.
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@Ronrybs (17687)
• London, England
31 Aug
Have to say 'Check Fuel' is a new one on me, no wonder I gave up driving!
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug
They've just started popping up on the M60 very recently. Maybe there's been a surge in the number of people running out of fuel in these parts.
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@Ronrybs (17687)
• London, England
1 Sep
@WorDazza Yes, something had to have happened for them to take even a small action
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@wolfgirl569 (91952)
• Marion, Ohio
31 Aug
Those are funny. Especially the fuel one
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@wolfgirl569 (91952)
• Marion, Ohio
31 Aug
@WorDazza They need to run out if they need reminded of that
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug
It really shouldn't need saying should it?
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@RasmaSandra (71637)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Aug
I guess they figure this way they'll make it easier for drivers to remind them or warn them about certain things,
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug
It just seems like a waste of electricity switching the signs on to state the obvious.
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@garymarsh6 (23383)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug
It is not just signs over roads but all kinds of things on packages. For example bags of peanuts with a warning that it may contain peanuts. Have people really become that stupid???
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug
Simple answer. Yes!!
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@db20747 (43394)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
1 Sep
These signs are for people with no common sense. Which is not so common.
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
2 Sep
Absolutely spot on. They need to rename it to something more appropriate.
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@jstory07 (133032)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Aug
They put those signs up for the drivers that do not think.
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
31 Aug
And sadly there are more and more of those on the roads with every passing day.
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@Fleura (28657)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan
My favourite sign read 'danger of falling rocks - try to avoid them'
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@WorDazza (15836)
• Manchester, England
11 Jan
And all this time I've been trying to get right underneath one. Well there you go. Always learning!!
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