Kōrero: Landslides

Road signs

Road signs

Before 1987, motorists were warned about a landslide crossing or undercutting the road with a sign saying ‘SLIPS’. This tended to confuse tourists, who often did not know what it meant even if they spoke English. The symbolic sign depicting rocks sliding down a hill was introduced in 1987 as part of a move towards standardising New Zealand road signs with international signs.

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Michael J. Crozier, 'Landslides - People and landslides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/8799/road-signs (accessed 3 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Michael J. Crozier, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006