African road warning signs
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When we reached Namibia I noticed the warnings they provided for road hazards.
Can you imagine what it would be like to be driving on a moonless night
and finding a gray wall of elephants suddenly appearing in your
Not that it matters much at that point but do they have a "deer in the headlights" look?
Here is another possibly unwelcome surprise.
Antelope come in many sizes,
The one depicted here appears to be an eland, the largest of which can
weigh more then a moose and can run more than 70 km/hr (43 mph).
Warthogs on the road?
The speed sign is in km/h, that is 75 mph if those are your preferred units.
I guess you are supposed to go through here quickly so you would reduce your exposure time to the hazard.
Would that help?
I'll let you puzzle over this sign. The answer is at the bottom of the page.
A sand drift on a dirt road can
be nearly invisible but could easily make you spin out and take an
unplanned detour across the desert.
A dry wash is occasionally not dry.
The sudden appearance of a stream be caused by a storm in those distant hills.
Slippery when wet? Dry? Sand covered? Who knows?
A gate across the road could be annoying if you came on it without warning.
The puzzle sign indicates a cattle grid or cattle guard used to prevent livestock
from passing along the road. It consists of a depression in
the road covered by metal bars spaced so that an animal could not cross but a vehicle could.
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