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Signs not Made for Suitcase

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The Icelandic Road Administration doesn’t take the theft of road signs lightly.

Therefore, it has decided to install a new type of road signs, too heavy to carry, using bolts that can’t be undone with an ordinary tool kit, according to the Guardian.

The paper reports the most common targets have been pictograms, rarely found in other countries, indicating fords across rivers, single-lane bridges, blind rises and unmade roads.

Since few tourists understand Icelandic, the pictograms work well to make the signs understandable to all.

From now on, a traffic sign from Iceland could cost perpetrators a heavy toolbox and very heavy luggage. Heavy fines may also apply.

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