Don’t play the Tuba on the freeway in Shenzhen


I arrived in Shenzhen/China at about 8pm last night for the Embedded Systems Conference China – Just across the street from the hotel there’s an interesting road sign… Which includes a Speed Restriction sign (40kph) and a sign that clearly shows that playing the Tuba while driving is not allowed (see enlarged image below).

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I could imagine restrictions on using a cell phone, drinking Starbucks, reading the newspaper – but playing the Tuba? – Really?

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– Mike

Comments (8)

  1. Glenn says:

    Nono, Mike, it says no horn. It’s a common sign in China and I’m sure you will see more of it soon 😛

    btw, Shenzhen is my home town and I hope you’ll enjoy the stay there (and beware of the pickpockets!)

  2. xu xiaoning says:

    welcome to shenzhen.

    i live in shenzhen, and she is a beautiful city.

    many beautiful girl, many kind man, many services…

  3. Vsevolod Shorin says:

    The sign is also used in Russia. Almost the same they have in Netherlands. I believe that it’s common for all countries that restrict using audible signals.

    http://www.travlang.com/signs/others.html

  4. No, no, tubas are fine. It’s people parping out on bugles they don’t want.

  5. Spotted at the opening ceremony of the Embedded Systems Conference in Shenzhen – a marching band, one

  6. V says:

    This is why I keep telling you that you should go and live in India for a couple of months – so that you can reclaim your lost heritage and improve your literacy (for visual language). Like the guys above said – it’s a horn, one that is quite vigorously used by myriad truck drivers worldwide (considering most of the world is in India and China). 😉

  7. Spotted at the opening ceremony of the Embedded Systems Conference in Shenzhen – a marching band, one

  8. mark says:

    that’s clearly a cornet.  tuba’s formfactor is completely different.

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