India needs its fair share of traffic safety signs because, let’s face it, we have a butt load of bad drivers over here. Now, we’re not pointing any fingers but, the regular jams and accidents kind of speak for themselves. But, nobody needs to be schooled by someone who needs a little bit of schooling themselves. The REAL kind of schooling.
The sight of grammatical errors on road signages is pretty common with signs like ‘accident porn area’ and ‘two away zone’ being the classic typos that there are. But a confusion between the words ‘two’ and ‘tow’ is still excusable. What cannot be excused is to mess up some common phrases but that’s exactly what’s been done.
A poster for the Yamuna Expressway Traffic Safety “Weak”, which we refuse to believe is legit, is every Grammar Nazi’s nightmare. With warning labels like ‘IF YOU DRINK DRIVE THEN YOU ARE A BLOODY IDIOT’ and ‘D’OT DRINK AND DRIVE’, these posters will leave you confused about whether you should laugh at the stupidity or cry about the state of affairs.
And it’s not just the typos, per se. Some of these posters are downright absurd, so much so, that we can’t even…
“DRIVE LIKE PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE TRY TO KILL YOU BECAUSE THYE ARE”
“SAFETY FIRST BECAUSE ACCIDENT LAST”
“SAFETY: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED”
I don’t know who came up with these or where they are but if there is one thing that I am sure of is that: