Friday, August 31, 2007
The first official road signs to warn drivers about the dangers of trusting their sat navsare being trialled in a Welsh village in Glamorgan. Problems were reported after foreign drivers found it difficult to understand phrases such as "unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles" but could understand pictorial notices. The four signs have been introduced around one particular spot in the village, where the electronic devices direct truck drivers to a shortcut between the main M4 motorway and Cardiff airport. The road is far too narrow for many to travel down, causing them to get stuck and sparking major traffic problems, like the Polish driver who a couple of days ago blocked the road for 4 hours!