Road works are in progress. “The Great Moose Danger”. Lead car.
It is among the signs that you may come across if you are traveling along Norwegian roads.
However, the new signs of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in Ofoten in Nordland, have made motorists open their eyes.
– It was early in the morning and we were a little tired. When my husband saw the sign, we just had to block the road and take a picture, Anya Marietta Djean tells NRK.
The digital road sign reads: “Mo i Rana – Hufsa Komer.”.
Anya Marietta and her husband, Ovi Johnny Djoni, were on a road trip south when they spotted unusual signs north of Narvik.
We almost feel like celebrities
Hufsa is one of the characters in Tove Jansson’s Moomintroll books, and is traditionally described as a mysterious and frightening character.
Djønne himself from Mo i Rana. After the photo was taken, I posted it on Facebook.
– We started wondering why he wrote this. Then we started wondering if there was a hidden camera. But she says with a laugh that it may have been a coincidence.
She says they laughed a lot at the sign, and she thinks the blunder was just too much fun.
– She says we felt like celebrities on tour.
I don’t know how it happened
Ofoten’s unfortunate banners were discussed in many media. On a sign not far from said Hufsa sign, passersby can read the text “yeye get pwned -ligma,” according to attackers.
Construction manager Stein-Roar Sørensen at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration told NRK that the signs were new and should be tested.
It was the supplier who did the test, and so far the Swedish Road Administration has received no explanation as to why the sign showed what it did.
– No, we didn’t get that. Many people are on vacation now, so we don’t know exactly why this writing appeared.
– But we removed the tags after an hour, says Sorensen.
The signs are intended to show information to road users, about everything from closed mountain passes and bridges to outdoor inspections for heavy vehicles.
– We have many banners along the way, so it is important to be flexible. If we have to warn road users, these signs come in handy.
I have received a lot of feedback
to me Rana Live The texting got them some headaches, but also a lot of laughs, says Benti Nieland at Vegtrafikksentralen.
Construction manager Stein-Roar Sørensen told NRK that the Swedish Road Administration is taking the accident with a smile, but hopes it doesn’t happen again.
– Is there a danger of hacking these banners?
It should be secured as much as possible, says Sørensen.
He confirms that the Swedish Road Administration has received a great deal of feedback about the signal barrier.
– Yes we have. People thought it was funny.
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