What Road Signs Mean Vs. What Egyptians Think They Mean

There are many things we excel at as Egyptians. Beside our unparalleled history, no one knows how to ye2avwar like we do and we’re definitely in a league of our own when it comes to the ability to fit an ungodly amount of people onto a single Vespa.

One thing we don’t thrive at, however, is driving. At some point, we decided collectively, as a country, to take all the driving rules that every other country in the world abides by and throw them right out the window. Here are a few examples of driving rules we’ve remodeled completely:

 

 

 

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What it means: Slow down.
What Egyptians think it means: The speed you’re going at is perfect. Keep going. Speed up if you feel the need to do so.

 

 

 

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Red Light

 

What it means: Stop.
What Egyptians think it means: Go!

 

 

 

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Yellow Light

 

What it means: The light’s about to turn red, so stop if you can or pass quickly if you must.
What Egyptians think it means: Go!

 

 

 

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Green Light

 

What it means: Go!
What Egyptians think it means: Go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No Parking

 

What it means: Parking is not allowed in this area.
What Egyptians think it means: Park anyway. Stay as long as you need.

 

 

 

 

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No Entry

 

What it means: Entrance is not allowed.
What Egyptians think it means: The road is all yours. Feel free to come this way.

 

 

 

 

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No U-Turn

 

What it means: Vehicles are not allowed to turn back.
What Egyptians think it means: This looks like a good place to turn back.

 

 

 

 

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Horn Prohibited

 

What it means: The use of a horn is prohibited in this area.
What Egyptians think it means: HONK!

 

 

 

 

Stop

 

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What it means: The driver must stop.
What Egyptians think it means: Keep going.

 

 

 

WE SAID THIS: Don’t miss 13 Unwritten Rules of Driving in Cairo.

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