'Pointless' road sign crops up on A354

Dorset Echo: 'Pointless' road sign crops up on A354. Photo Dorset Media Service 'Pointless' road sign crops up on A354. Photo Dorset Media Service

A PRANKSTER has made their feelings about road signs clear by creating one of their own.

This ‘pointless road sign’ is bemusing drivers along the A354 between Dorchester and Weymouth today.

It's not the first time pranksters have created crazy signs in the area.

Last June, a mystery mischief maker made their feelings about Poundbury clear when they added the words 'Ugly Buildings' next to directions on a road sign near Monkeys Jump roundabout.

And in the same month, guerrilla knitters fashioned their own sign on the A35 pointing to Max Gate.

Earlier this year, a joker decided there was 'nothing worth mentioning' to the right of Overcombe corner, adding the sign to several existing tourist markers along Preston Beach Road.

Another sign on the A354 Weymouth Way, seemingly altered by a rather optimistic football fan, was changed to read Portland 6 Manchester United 0.

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2:35pm Thu 19 Jun 14

JackJohnson says...

I always love to see silly and pointless road signs. They can break up an otherwise boring journey,

Best one I've seen, in ages, was one of those speed indicators that lights up if you're over the limit. This particular one had a carefully covered up symbol so that instead of lighting up to say 'TOO FAST' it said 'TOO FA T'.

Another one, not a road sign but in the same spirit, was a sign on a bus that said 'STANDING FORWARD OF THIS PARTITION IS NOT PERMITTED'. Letters had been carefully scratched out to inform the passengers that 'STAN WARD IS A T I T'.
I always love to see silly and pointless road signs. They can break up an otherwise boring journey, Best one I've seen, in ages, was one of those speed indicators that lights up if you're over the limit. This particular one had a carefully covered up symbol so that instead of lighting up to say 'TOO FAST' it said 'TOO FA T'. Another one, not a road sign but in the same spirit, was a sign on a bus that said 'STANDING FORWARD OF THIS PARTITION IS NOT PERMITTED'. Letters had been carefully scratched out to inform the passengers that 'STAN WARD IS A T I T'. JackJohnson
  • Score: 17

2:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Bob Goulding says...

"This one, saying ‘pointless road sign,’" Does it?
"This one, saying ‘pointless road sign,’" Does it? Bob Goulding
  • Score: 5

3:47pm Thu 19 Jun 14

livid99 says...

and the ones which say "SIGN NOT IN USE"

Its good to be informed of these sort of things ....
and the ones which say "SIGN NOT IN USE" Its good to be informed of these sort of things .... livid99
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

dicedice says...

Like the one during the Olympics that said " Weymouth & Portland" Nobody needed to know where it was because nobody came!!
Like the one during the Olympics that said " Weymouth & Portland" Nobody needed to know where it was because nobody came!! dicedice
  • Score: 7

6:13pm Thu 19 Jun 14

CoogarUK.com says...

This must be one of the very few roadsigns in Dorset that isn't hidden behind an overgrown verge or tree. Give it time though, I guess.
This must be one of the very few roadsigns in Dorset that isn't hidden behind an overgrown verge or tree. Give it time though, I guess. CoogarUK.com
  • Score: 17

6:36pm Thu 19 Jun 14

topsy2 says...

The one I remember most from a few years back is when someone put up the sign 'Welcome to the North' at the top of Ridgeway Hill. Couldn't stop smiling for ages at that one!
The one I remember most from a few years back is when someone put up the sign 'Welcome to the North' at the top of Ridgeway Hill. Couldn't stop smiling for ages at that one! topsy2
  • Score: 20

8:03pm Thu 19 Jun 14

cj07589 says...

I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'
I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund' cj07589
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Thu 19 Jun 14

JackJohnson says...

cj07589 wrote:
I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'
I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'[/p][/quote]I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van? JackJohnson
  • Score: 30

8:47pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ksmain says...

The best prank I ever saw was when someone hacked into the council computer in Crawley and changed all the car park spaces signs from the numbers to read 'F*** O**'' in the morning rush hour.

It took 2 - 3 hours to change them back.
The best prank I ever saw was when someone hacked into the council computer in Crawley and changed all the car park spaces signs from the numbers to read 'F*** O**'' in the morning rush hour. It took 2 - 3 hours to change them back. ksmain
  • Score: 8

8:50pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ksmain says...

JackJohnson wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'
I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?
I agree - the only people who have anything to fear from speed cameras are those who constantly break the speed limits. There is usually a 10% leeway on the speed limit anyway!
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'[/p][/quote]I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?[/p][/quote]I agree - the only people who have anything to fear from speed cameras are those who constantly break the speed limits. There is usually a 10% leeway on the speed limit anyway! ksmain
  • Score: 17

10:42pm Thu 19 Jun 14

The man with the badge says...

ksmain wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'
I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?
I agree - the only people who have anything to fear from speed cameras are those who constantly break the speed limits. There is usually a 10% leeway on the speed limit anyway!
It's10% +2mph to be accurate!
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'[/p][/quote]I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?[/p][/quote]I agree - the only people who have anything to fear from speed cameras are those who constantly break the speed limits. There is usually a 10% leeway on the speed limit anyway![/p][/quote]It's10% +2mph to be accurate! The man with the badge
  • Score: 6

6:07am Fri 20 Jun 14

ThomasFairfax says...

By the side of a road, crossing a very bleak moor and with nothing in sight for miles in any direction, an isolated sign read,

"Stones must not be thrown at this notice"
By the side of a road, crossing a very bleak moor and with nothing in sight for miles in any direction, an isolated sign read, "Stones must not be thrown at this notice" ThomasFairfax
  • Score: 8

11:10am Fri 20 Jun 14

livid99 says...

ThomasFairfax wrote:
By the side of a road, crossing a very bleak moor and with nothing in sight for miles in any direction, an isolated sign read,

"Stones must not be thrown at this notice"
Haha ! Or else what ?
[quote][p][bold]ThomasFairfax[/bold] wrote: By the side of a road, crossing a very bleak moor and with nothing in sight for miles in any direction, an isolated sign read, "Stones must not be thrown at this notice"[/p][/quote]Haha ! Or else what ? livid99
  • Score: 1

2:47pm Fri 20 Jun 14

WestDorsetLass says...

JackJohnson wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'
I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?
Great comment JackJohnson :)

I live close to a road in a 30mph limit area. Only you wouldn't know it was 30mph because my rough guess is that at least 80% people drive faster than this. It's in a residential area with multiple driveways, junctions, areas with pavement and some non-paved areas, so you take your life in your hands if you live in a house where there's no pavement outside. The road is narrow in places and is used by many HGVs. There have been fatal accidents along this stretch in recent years, and I and my neighbours would welcome at least one of these so-called "cash-cow cameras" to protect our safety and the safety of vehicle users who are within the speed limit.

Nothing to do with raising money, more about saving life and limb from the thoughtless and reckless idiots that forget they're driving speeding killing machines.
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: I'd welcome more signs stating 'cash cow camera ahead please speed up and fund our Christmas slush fund'[/p][/quote]I go past many of these so-called 'cash cow cameras' on my journeys and I have yet to have any of them cost me any money. I dunno, perhaps it's got something to do with the self-control I excercise over my right boot when it's in contact with any go-faster pedal in a car or van?[/p][/quote]Great comment JackJohnson :) I live close to a road in a 30mph limit area. Only you wouldn't know it was 30mph because my rough guess is that at least 80% people drive faster than this. It's in a residential area with multiple driveways, junctions, areas with pavement and some non-paved areas, so you take your life in your hands if you live in a house where there's no pavement outside. The road is narrow in places and is used by many HGVs. There have been fatal accidents along this stretch in recent years, and I and my neighbours would welcome at least one of these so-called "cash-cow cameras" to protect our safety and the safety of vehicle users who are within the speed limit. Nothing to do with raising money, more about saving life and limb from the thoughtless and reckless idiots that forget they're driving speeding killing machines. WestDorsetLass
  • Score: 8

4:28pm Fri 20 Jun 14

February1948 says...

I once saw one that said "Do not throw stones at this sign". Just that, nothing else.
I once saw one that said "Do not throw stones at this sign". Just that, nothing else. February1948
  • Score: 2

4:36pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Bob Goulding says...

February1948 wrote:
I once saw one that said "Do not throw stones at this sign". Just that, nothing else.
Apart from the phraseology, how is this different from ThomasFairfax's sign that simply said "Stones must not be thrown at this notice"?
[quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: I once saw one that said "Do not throw stones at this sign". Just that, nothing else.[/p][/quote]Apart from the phraseology, how is this different from ThomasFairfax's sign that simply said "Stones must not be thrown at this notice"? Bob Goulding
  • Score: -1

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