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Reminiscent of the Brandenburg Gate: astonishment at the mysterious traffic sign

2024-02-20T15:24:40.391Z

Highlights: Reminiscent of the Brandenburg Gate: astonishment at the mysterious traffic sign. Traffic signs actually have the task of making road users aware of do's and don'ts. The new catalog of traffic signs from 2017 replaced the previous version from 1992 and brought some old additional signs back into the nationwide regulations - including perpendicular parking. Only from now on the sign was white and no longer blue. The editor wrote this article and then used an AI language model for optimization at his own discretion. All information has been carefully checked.



As of: February 20, 2024, 4:16 p.m

By: Julian Mayr

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A mysterious traffic sign is causing discussions on the Internet.

The solution to the traffic sign puzzle leads back to the GDR.

Bremen - Traffic signs actually have the task of making road users aware of do's and don'ts or to point them in the right direction.

Every now and then traffic signs are simply misinterpreted, but other times people on the street are not familiar with the meaning of a sign.

This was also the case with an Internet user who asked the Reddit community for help.

Unusual traffic sign in the shape of the Brandenburg Gate raises questions

A user greeted the Reddit community with a typical North German “Moin, everyone!”

He had a question that referred to an unusual traffic sign: “Do we know what the lower additional sign is trying to convey?” He was referring to a sign seen in Wismar that shows several vertical black lines and one horizontal one.

The sign is somewhat reminiscent of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

To clarify his question, the user added a photo.

It showed the familiar blue parking lot sign, including an additional sign that only allowed parking between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. with a parking permit.

Another sign asked residents parking to show a valid No. B parking permit at certain times.

At the bottom was the mysterious sign.

Discussion about additional sign: Mystery about mysterious traffic sign solved

So the author of the post asked the question: “Is this actually just supposed to represent what the parking lot markings on the ground look like?” A comment seemed to confirm his suspicion: “Exactly that”.

But the community did not immediately agree.

“There are metal plaques on the floor, but they are absolutely clear,” noted another user.

Even the traffic council is confused when it comes to clarifying the true meaning of some traffic signs.

Another Reddit user expressed his displeasure: “If there are parking space markings, the sign is unnecessary.”

According to

bußgeldkatalog.org,

an additional sign that doesn't look exactly the same hides the request to park sideways.

However, the list of additional characters is regularly changed and expanded.

And the mysterious traffic sign also has a story.

This additional sign has the approximate shape of the Brandenburg Gate, but has nothing to do with the Berlin monument.

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It was already present in the GDR's road traffic regulations from 1964 to 1990.

“It’s probably based on the old GDR signs,” commented a user who knew the blue predecessors from GDR times.

The new catalog of traffic signs from 2017 replaced the previous version from 1992 and brought some old additional signs back into the nationwide regulations - including perpendicular parking.

Only from now on the sign was white and no longer blue.

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The editor wrote this article and then used an AI language model for optimization at his own discretion.

All information has been carefully checked. 

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Source: merkur

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