|Floor has a hearing problem but that doesn't mean she can't cycle. A limited hearing sign warns people behind her not to rely upon being heard.|
|The same symbol can be used|
on a rucksack
|Short for Slechthorend,|
or limited hearing.
Because the new yellow sign does not rely upon knowledge of Dutch and because the picture of an ear gives a greater chance that people will understand what the sign means without being told, this is perhaps a better idea as a standard for international use by cyclists with limited hearing or deafness.
For now, though, cyclists in the Netherlands need to know what both these signs mean.