London, March 16 (ANI): Traffic signs warning Romanian drivers of 'drunken' pedestrians have been scrapped by road safety officials following 'excessive' media coverage.
Officials in Pecica, a village town about 13 miles from the Hungarian border in the country's west, ordered the bright red signs, complete with the phrase "Attention - Drunks".
The 10 road signs, which also show a person crawling on their knees while clutching a glass in one hand, were erected in popular nightspot areas close to the city's bars and restaurants.
However, after a backlash, council chiefs decided to change them, with motorists now seeing signs warning of "other dangers" in the village.
Peter Antal, the town's mayor, had said they were erected officials amid a 'despairing' number of accidents in the town, which has a population of about 13,000, caused by drunken revellers, with some even resulting in fatalities.
But local council officials have since announced that they would change the signs because of the "excessive coverage" that had been followed.
"Following the excessive coverage of the... road signs... (the) local government decided to change them," the Telegraph quoted Antal as saying in a statement released on the council's website.
"We had consultations with representatives of Arad County Traffic Police and we decided together that this indicator be changed to those with the meaning 'other dangers', which are... in the road."
Antal denied the signs would send out the wrong message to the town's residents, claiming they were a "positive contribution". (ANI)