The car rental alone was a lesson as well as a slightly stressful situation, but it was nothing compared to actually driving. We were on our 4-hour road trip with no prior experience driving in Spain. One of the first “road bumps” we came across was the traffic signs. The road signs in Spain are not the same as we are accustomed to. Though we researched the meanings of must road sign as we went, it was comical to brainstorm what we thought these signs were stating. Here are some examples. See if you can guess them correctly.
Somewhat graphic sign for bathrooms?
Nope, that’s a sign for a rest stop.
Be cautious of horseback riders, tractors, cyclists, and more?
Nope, that means those ways of transportation are not allowed on the highway.
No, cars allowed?
Nope. Both of these signs mean you are entering a no passing zone.
Sort of, but actually it’s speed detection ahead so slow down.
Our first response to this sign was pure confusion.
While some may see a warning to watch for jellyfish, this actually is a reminder to check your lights before and after a tunnel.
What’s Your Sign?
Looking back, we should have researched Spain’s road signs and driving customs before the trip rather than figuring it out as we traveled. Thankfully, we had a successful and safe trip with several laughs along the way.
Have you experienced funny or strange road signs? If so, we would love to hear about them! Leave a comment below to share your road sign experience.