Karnataka's Highway Warning Signboard, 'Make An Accident,' Gets Fixed: Here's the New Version

In Karnataka's Kodagu district, a highway signboard with a mistranslation ("urgent make an accident") of a Kannada phrase ("Overspeeding is the reason for accidents") went viral. Promptly replaced by the state government after public outcry, it sparked online praise despite some criticism for lacking directness in conveying safety messages.
Karnataka's viral mistranslated signboard gets a fix

Karnataka's viral mistranslated signboard gets a fix

A highway signboard in Karnataka's Kodagu district- which had a humorous mistranslation- has been replaced by the state government. The mistranslation, "urgent make an accident," went viral on social media, sparking widespread amusement. The signboard originally poorly translated the Kannada phrase "Avasarave Apaghatakke Karana," which actually means "Overspeeding is the reason for accidents."
An X user from Kodagu Connect shared an update on the issue. A post from their handle stated, “The road sign that was ‘lost in translation’ has been swiftly replaced by the authorities. Kudos to them for their prompt action! Kodagu Connect had highlighted the erroneous sign a week ago, prompting its replacement. The post also went viral.”
The government's quick response in rectifying the translation issue has been applauded online. However, some individuals still find fault with the new signboard. One user commented, “Just say ‘SPEED KILLS.’ Do you think speeding drivers have time to read all this? If it's for slower traffic, they might speed away thinking ‘SPEED THRILLS.’ Please be direct and leave sarcasm for casual conversation.”
In March, locals in Karnataka's Kodagu district put up a makeshift signboard warning travellers of Google's navigation mistake. The hilarious signboard urges users to not follow Google's directions and take a different route to reach the Club Mahindra resort.
A picture of the signboard was shared by the X handle of Kodagu Connect. ''Google is wrong. This road does not go to Club Mahindra,'' reads the sign. The signboard was put up by local villagers who got tired of lost travellers asking for directions after being misled by Google Maps.
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