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It's used idiomatically here, 'müssen Sie nötig?' = do you urgently need to? ... the 'to go to the bathroom' is left unsaid, but commonly understood.

There are periodic rest stop areas with public toilets.
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What those have to do with road signage I've no idea.
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Do you mean 'müssen Sie nötig?'
It was twenty years ago and I just can't recall. The words were accompanied by a photo quality picture of a car (911?) flashing its headlights. It was less of a road sign and more like a small billboard. The 'nötig' part sounds more like the word, however.

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^ Maybe it was saying "Keep your slow ass out of the fast lane or else people will die". The flashing headlights thing is all I'm going on.
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I was too busy white knuckling the steering wheel to look at the signs. My poor little '65 VW beetle (the dentmobile) would barely keep up in the far right lane.

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Q is probably right. Get the hell out of the way and don't park it in the left hand lane. I remember driving the wheels off an Opel, briefly visiting the left hand lane for a pass at 180-190 kph, and invariably there'd be an S class or a Porsche Turbo come up on me in a blink. Gotta pay attention, 110%.
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A sign with the flashing headlight pic could be a warning against 'Nötigung,'
Meaning not to use coercion, i.e. driver aggression, tail gating, road rage etc.
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They were all up and down the road, as if they were part of the highway road side sign system. What you say makes the most sense. I thought it was a sign that told me to watch out for traffic approaching from behind but it could have been a warning against aggressive driving.

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I'll be over there end of March and will try to pay attention to the signs.
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