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UK: Misplaced ‘take left’ sign sees cars almost entering couple’s house every time


London, Feb 15: Sometimes, bureaucratic goof-ups can cause real pain to the common man even though it looks apparently funny.

An elderly couple in the port city of Hull, UK, has found itself in a similar distress and can find no easy way out of the mess.

UK: Misplaced ‘take left’ sign sees cars almost entering couple’s house every time

It has also been caused by a poorly placed road sign. The sign has been put up by Keepmoat Homes, a house-building company in the UK a few weeks ago and it asks drivers coming down to take the left which is almost 50 feet away and makes vehicles land in the front room in the couple's house. Ken Triffitt and his wife, Marilyn, are distraught.

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The couple has just moved into the house located on Greek Street and the badly placed signboard sees vehicles coming up almost into their house, thinking the private road is the one they have to take.

"It's a good 50ft away from the junction it's meant for, and instead drivers are pulling straight into our front room instead," said Ken, 68, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

"People are constantly pulling onto our drive because they think that is the road, and having to brake before to not go right through our window."

The couple also said Keepmoat was not listening to them to move the signboard into a more appropriate position. The duo even tried to turn the sign around but they were warned against tampering with highways property.

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