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Last Updated: Monday, 16 January 2006, 10:20 GMT
Pedestrian sign's forked tongue
Road sign
This road sign created confusion
A traffic firm has apologised for a mistake on a bilingual road sign which gave conflicting advice to pedestrians.

The sign was spotted by a north Wales man during a shopping trip to the centre of Cardiff.

In English the sign read 'Look Right,' but underneath the translation into Welsh read 'Look Left.'

Lux Traffic Controls removed the sign as soon as they realised there was a mistake and also apologised for the "misunderstanding".

Steve Williams, service manager with Lux Traffic Controls, said: "We removed the sign as soon as the mistake was pointed out to us and we will rectify it as soon as possible."

"My son sent me a picture of it because it made no sense at all," said Eirwen Rowlands from Caernarfon.

"I laughed when I saw it because it was so silly," added Mrs Rowlands.




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