Urgent warning as cops claim only 5% of drivers know what this common street sign means – do you pass the test? | The Sun

COPS have launched an urgent warning after saying that only 5 per cent of drivers know what a common street sign means.

Humberside Police said a shocking number of motorists have claimed to be unaware of the rule after being caught driving down an access-only road despite a clear road sign.

Officers were taking action in Preston, an East Riding village six miles from Hull.

It came after residents had complained to cops about people using vehicles on the road, reports Hull Live.

The intention of an "access only" road is to make it safer for walkers and cyclists by only allowing motorists who are visiting properties.

However, on Tuesday police ran into many drivers using the road and claiming ignorance in order to get away with it.

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Humberside Police posted on its East Riding of Yorkshire South Facebook page to comment on the day's work.

It said: "Attended at Middle Lane Preston today to enforce that access-only route.

"Between 5 & 6 pm nearly 100 cars were stopped and only five had right of access.

"Horrified at the number of drivers who claimed not to know what a red circle with a car and bike inside meant!"

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The force were clearly shocked that only a miniscule 5 per cent of motorists claimed to know the common road sign.

They shared photos of the country lane and the road sign which blatantly states motorbikes and cars should not the route "except for access".

Did you pass the road sign test?

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It comes after drivers were recently baffled at a homemade warning sign on the side of the road.

And an ex-traffic warden who parked on double yellow lines said he should be let off the charges thanks to one simple reason. Check it out here.

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