LONDON — A freeway street sign up England that includes symbols just like ones that seem within the hit Netflix sequence “Squid Sport” has nothing to do with the present, the police reassured motorists.
The signal, alongside the M4 freeway close to Slough, about 25 miles west of London, indicated a “diversion” (or detour, in American English), not an entrance to the sport within the dystopian South Korean survival drama, the Thames Valley Police said on Twitter this week.
The signal featured the outlines of a triangle, a sq. and circle, together with an arrow indicating the following exit. In response to a guide to traffic signs from Britain’s Division for Transport, the shapes are used, individually, to point an emergency detour.
It was unclear how drivers would have understood that the mix of symbols, with no phrases, signaled a detour.
A spokeswoman for Slough Borough Council mentioned the council had no duty for the signal, which was put in place by Highways England, the company that oversees main roads.
“As a lot as Slough likes to be on the forefront of recent tendencies, we will promise there isn’t any Squid Sport in our city,” mentioned the spokeswoman, Kate Pratt.
Neither Highways England nor the Thames Valley Police instantly responded to requests for remark.
Highway indicators in Britain have lengthy mystified motorists. In 1965, a brand new system of indicators that extra carefully aligned with these in the remainder of Europe was launched to make it simpler for drivers to observe directions. However drivers have complained that subsequent updates have made some new street indicators difficult to interpret.