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Road signs of Newfoundland


Photo courtesy of Thomas Gollnik (Berlin, Germany)

Road signs have a tendency to be rather international in design so that they will be recognized easily by all comers. However, unusual circumstances sometimes lead to peculiar creations that fulfill a dire need.

The widespread presence of moose in Newfoundland has led to the placing of the ubiquitous moose warning sign along the roads of the province. However, the Gros Morne National Park has refined this warning by making it even more graphically powerful. Every year, a number of people are killed on the roads of Newfoundland after hitting a moose. It is not recommended to travel on the roads of Newfoundland after darkness has come.


© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College