Traffic Signs: Making Intelligible The Unintelligible

My Sicilian Home

First posted December 3, 2012


You may have read my previous post about the “Windsock Warning” sign.  Italian traffic signs can be confusing.  If you are from North America like I am, heads up – our signs are different.  That is, with the exception of the “Stop” sign which actually says “Stop” instead of, oh, I don’t know, ‘arrestare’, ‘smettere’, ‘bloccare’, ‘fermarsi’, ‘cessare’, anything in Italian.  So, knowing this, you may want to check out Italian traffic signs and their meanings. This link to the Wikipedia page explains them all pretty clearly.  I have to say that, next to the windsock warning sign, my favourite is the exploding car sign.
When I first started driving in Sicily, I followed all the road signs and rules of the road.  That lead to a great deal of honking and rude hand gestures on the part of the drivers with whom…

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