Malta: Quirky road signs you rarely or never see on the road

Not that we take care of them signs sticking around when we drive, but they’re… interesting?


Disclaimer: High chances of cultural shock if you continue reading. You’ve been warned


Few years ago, I got into an internet discussion about this:

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The national speed limit sign

Was grumpling on how people slow down to less than 60km/h when our national speed limit is 80km/h.

You might not be surprised the person I was arging with had not idea what that sign even meant. Weeehaaa, Malta, ladies and gents.

Anyway, moving on from the tangent, another set of lesser known signs are those with a band of narrow lines. These are quite relatable and maybe you, Malteser, can recognise them:

 

Incidently this means no overtaking, which even I forgot:

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Ok, that’s it with the informative stuff of signs we already see around. The next one a sign that would be dreaded by all lorry drivers or those vans stuffed to the brim.

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You don’t see them at all these days and so, a neat little refresher if they even intent to stick some of them up.


Next up we got the freaky ones:

 

Ye, the last one doesn’t mean airport *grins*


 

Next up we find the never seen ones:

 

This one is meant to indicate that you can stop your car for not more than:

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Here are some quitessentially British signs which I never seem to see around:

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maybe the safe height one does show up now and again.


 

Last but not least these:

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Apparently, they serve to demark an area where the road has priorty over crossing or intersecting traffic.


 

If you’re Maltese, have you seen these signs before?

If you’re not, are they used in your country?

Let me know in the comments down below