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Here in France , as a learner driver, before they even let you get in front of a steering wheel you have to do months and months on the code and lesson upon lesson watching DVD's and answering questions afterwards.Once you have passed an acceptable standard you may take your code and if and only if you pass it you are let loose to learn how to actually drive a car. Terribly French, and awfully sensible, For the safety of other road users it is vital one is aware of every possible potential hazard ..............

Take for instance this one..................( which I swear is genuine) translated for non French speakers it means....Beware Beetroot.. Any odd road signs from your countries?

Posted at 17th Apr 2008 - 10:39PM   Posted by Unpeuloufoque   road hazards en France... Comments: 4

Sounds pretty much the same as the current UK test.

The etymology of french is quite well explained in this [url=,,962264,00.html]Guardian article[/url]

Posted by: ZoŽ on 17th Apr 2008 at 11:00PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Haven't been to see ZoŽ's site, but have to say I found it hard to believe my translation of the word until you confirmed it!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 17th Apr 2008 at 11:08PM

Ivy's Avatar Well I had seen these signs warning you of frogs and than the whole road covered with run-over frogs to follow. The sight of a road with run-over beetroots..pretty pink I'd say.

Posted by: Ivy on 18th Apr 2008 at 07:04AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Now we just have the one for man opening umbrella in high winds.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Apr 2008 at 08:55AM

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