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Driving expert explains meaning of common road sign which lots of drivers get wrong

Driving expert explains meaning of common road sign which lots of drivers get wrong

A theory test instructor has taken to TikTok to explain the meaning behind some commonly misunderstood road signs

Whether they like to admit it or not, even the most experienced of drivers have trouble remembering the meaning behind every single sign they encounter on the road.

Thankfully, a theory test expert has taken to TikTok to point out the meaning behind a commonly misunderstood road sign that secretly leaves a lot of drivers baffled.

Driving instructor Annie has successfully raked in a large following thanks to her videos that share vital information on how to pass those dreaded theory tests.

Every driver will have certainly come across a 'no return within one hour' sign at some point on the road, but Annie - who boasts more than 776,000 followers on her account @theorytestpractice - decided to finally set the record straight regarding this troublesome sign.

She explained: ''I've been asked to explain signs like this one. This sign is saying between Monday and Saturday, you can park between 8 o'clock in the morning and 6 o'clock at night, but only for one hour.

"No return within one hour - that simply means that you're not allowed to drive out of your parking space, drive around the block, and go straight back into that parking space. Well, not for an hour anyway," she added.

In the post's caption, she clarified the rule, saying: "At other times you can park for as long as you want to."

Annie’s frank and helpful advice has seen her grow a huge following online, with the theory Queen racking up over 644,000 views.

But the advice doesn’t end in the video either, with Annie helpfully chiming in to assist confused viewers with their questions in the comment sections too.

Many users praised Annie for her advice in the comments, with one user proclaiming "I never got the no return within one hour! Thanks for that!"

A second joked: "I always thought no return within 1 hour meant, you're not allowed to come back to the car for at least an hour lol."

It turns out a lot of drivers - both new and old - don't know their road signs as well as they thought.

While another user admitted: "I always thought it meant you couldn't leave for one hour after parking." A four admitted: "I've always wondered with these."

Elsewhere in the world of driving TikTok, an instructor on the account @clearviewdriving - who is well known for her insightful instructional videos - shared a throwback to a time a learner driver forced her to slam on the brakes.

"A throwback to my first ever TikTok... I had to stop the car!" the instructor said in the caption of a video, which showed a hopeful learner trying to cut across two cars at a mini roundabout on his mock-test.

We're guessing - or hoping - he didn't end up doing that in his driver's test!

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@theorytestpractice/Ian Miles-Flashpoint Pictures/Alamy

Topics: UK News