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Interesting Safety Signage Around the World

By Doyice Cotten

Americans traveling in other countries have the opportunity to see some interesting, and often, unique signage. A few are presented in this post. Some, like the first one, are not usually seen in the United States. The meaning, however, should be obvious.

Some of the signs warn of unique dangers. Others illustrate the difficulty in translating from another language to English. This is particularly true in the Chinese signs. Notice that several of the signs do not depend on translation or reading ability.