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Port Louis, XI.2001;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Mahébourg, XI.2001;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Triolet, XI.2001;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
The first man is a very close to the modern worker from South-Africa: he lacks feet and the blade of the spade is partly visible. There are some small differences though:
  • the heap has a sharp top (rounded in S.A.)
  • his head rests on a neck (hover-head in S.A.)
  • the design is mirrorred thus suggesting right-hand driving, while all other roadsigns suggest the reverse.
The Triolet-man looks like anything but human. They probably hired another kind of primate from the continent. He is unwittingly causing a real safety threat: warning signs must be placed at the proper distance. You are not supposed to walk with them. He has still a lot to learn, indeed.

The drawing is so bad that it takes some time to realize that the triangle represents a heap and not a roadsign. It's the gorilla version of the British sign.

Our latest find is even closer to the British design. Only the top of the heap is different and that is probably a manufacturing error. There is no denying it: the endemic roadsigns on Mauritius are being replaced by their new UK-versions.
Grand Port, 05.IV.2011; pict. A. Klaver

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