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Holiday warning to Brits as 12 strange road signs abroad could land you with huge fines if you don’t know what they mean | The Sun
BRITS could be slapped with huge fines if they don't pay attention to these 12 bizarre road signs on their summer holidays.
Holidaymakers in Europe have been urged to do their research before setting off in their vehicles as the EU cracks down on foreign drivers.
Car rental experts at Stress Free Car Rental revealed the meaning of 12 strange road signs in Europe – which could land even the most experienced motorists in trouble.
Drivers could face a fine, points on their licence, or even a driving licence suspension for violations.
In France, for example, ignoring road signs can lead to a fine of €135, four penalty points, and a three-year licence suspension.
John Charnock, CEO of StressFreeCarRental.com said Brit tourists must clue up on the meanings of road signs to keep everyone safe and cut the chances of an accident.
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"The EU is on a mission to improve road safety and will be penalising foreign drivers for mistakes, so visitors must familiarise themselves with traffic laws and signs to avoid hefty fines and penalties," he said.
"From no trumpet signs to polar bear warnings, drivers should familiarise themselves with even the strangest-looking European road signs to ensure safety and avoid any danger.
"The driving laws are different in each country, which means drivers may face harsher penalties from one place to the next.
"Although these road signs may seem confusing, they are there to increase safety, so it’s essential to understand them and abide by driving laws abroad."
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