When you’re driving down a highway, you’ll find open lanes, wide shoulders, and sometimes just a bunch of empty spaces.
There’s nothing illegal about these, but there’s a certain degree of randomness that comes with them.
It’s why we often see these road signs, and the road signs that are in use today, as something of a nuisance.
These signs are intended to deter drivers from crossing in the middle of the road, or from crossing into other lanes to cross.
But some of these signs are also designed to attract attention.
If you spot a sign that reads “no cars allowed,” or “no pedestrians allowed,” it could be a sign you’re in a spot that’s clearly not intended for human traffic.
“I’ve seen signs that say ‘no children allowed,'” says Kristi Wiedemann, director of traffic safety and environment at the Florida Highway Patrol.
“That could mean there’s not a kid around.
It could mean it’s a picnic area.
It might mean it has a lot of empty space.
And if you look in the rearview mirror, you might see a bunch more empty spaces.”
Signs like these can also attract motorists to ignore their surroundings.
The signs can be so subtle that they’re easy to miss.
“You have a lot more visibility if you don’t look at it,” says Wiedemsmann.
“If you’re right next to a lot, you’re probably going to see more than one of those signs.
You’re probably seeing one or two.”
So if you see one of these road sign and you’re curious about the meaning, here are five common signs that may be misleading.
‘No pedestrians allowed’ sign There are signs on most Florida highways that tell drivers not to cross in the same lane as other traffic.
They’re meant to make sure people don’t run into other drivers, and it’s not illegal to do so.
But sometimes, these signs don’t tell drivers to stay in their lane.
That’s when the signs can appear to say, “No pedestrians permitted.”
The law is complicated, but basically it’s this: If there’s an open lane, a vehicle must not enter the same area as other vehicles.
The law also prohibits passing or parking in the area.
This is true even when a pedestrian is present, so if you’re looking for a pedestrian spot, you may see signs saying “No vehicles allowed.”
The signs on the highway don’t actually say “No children allowed,” so it’s still illegal to pass in the spot.
If, on the other hand, the highway has a large number of open lanes or you see a large crowd of cars, it could still be illegal to cross the highway.
This could mean the whole spot is empty.
So it could also mean that drivers are deliberately crossing in this spot, or that a car is intentionally passing in the wrong spot.
This particular sign is a classic example of a “no children permitted” sign.
It was put in place by the Florida Department of Transportation in the early 2000s.
“There were some reports that it was being used as a signal to keep people from stopping and taking a look at the highway,” Wiedomsmann says.
“We were aware of it, and we were working with the state to fix it.”
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) also implemented a new law that year, requiring all drivers to stop at red lights to give people a chance to see the signs.
That was a step in the right direction, but it was a long way from solving the problem.
The new law did not prevent these signs from appearing, and they continued to appear in Florida for years.
In 2006, the DHSMV decided to update the signs to warn drivers about “no pedestrian permitted.”
But because the new signs had a different meaning, some drivers still interpreted them to mean, “no vehicular traffic.”
“When you’re at a red light, you have the right to stop and take a look, but if you can’t see the traffic coming, that’s when you’re crossing into the path of other drivers,” Wiesemann says.
So when people see the new sign, they’re often confused and confused.
“What happens is that some drivers are going to drive through the spot, and then they’ll cross into the other lane,” Wysemann adds.
“And the other drivers are thinking, ‘Well, I’m supposed to be stopping to cross into my lane.
“A sign that says ‘no vehicle traffic’ is supposed to warn people to slow down, but sometimes they’re really confusing, and people just ignore them,” Wieemann notes. “”
A sign that says ‘no vehicle traffic’ is supposed to warn people to slow down, but sometimes they’re really confusing, and people just ignore them,” Wieemann notes.