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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #21
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Believe it or not, but officially trucks in Germany are not allowed to exceed 60 km/h outside urban areas (except motorway(like) roads). Of course, there is no enforcement for this. In Poland, trucks are not allowed to exceed 70 km/h on rural roads (again; apart from motorways).
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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #22
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Hungarian speed limits are really quite unique. Is it really so that *coaches* have a hard 80 km/h limit on *motorways*? Or is the limit typically higher in practice?

And secondly, how does traffic on ordinary 2x1 undivided roads work, if heavy vehicles are only allowed 70 km/h while the rest of traffic can drive 90 km/h? A lot of overtaking???

Poland has similar speed limits; I have driven in Poland and I know that they make good use of 2x1 roads with wide shoulders; heavy traffic (and *ahem* farm machinery) can then chug along on the shoulder.
Coaches have a speed limit of 100 km/h on motorways if they fulfill certain criteria (these coaches have a sticker of a circle with "100" written inside on their back). I think most countries have different speed limits for trucks and buses, than for cars.

Yes, cars are overtaking trucks and buses on 2x1 roads, this is quite normal

In Hungary, tractors, combine harvesters, etc. are banned from main roads.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:38 AM   #23
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I've never seen the last one, that's interesting.
The supposed GB sign that Suburbanist posted is a fake (the fonts are wrong) and appears to be adapted from a German sign.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #24
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I didn't know that the Netherlands have a windmill silhouette on the "beginning of settlement" sign. That's a cute detail.
The Italian skyline, however, does not make any sense to me... representative as it may be of the actual Italian cities
I think Cyprus is my favourite, they're the only ones who've bothered to put windows on the buildings! There does seem to be a fairly standardised order in a few of the countries with a spire 2nd left, then a building with chimney in the middle, but little details are different - wonder if they all just copied each other?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #25
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I think Cyprus is my favourite, they're the only ones who've bothered to put windows on the buildings! There does seem to be a fairly standardised order in a few of the countries with a spire 2nd left, then a building with chimney in the middle, but little details are different - wonder if they all just copied each other?
I guess it might come from the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals:
http://www.unece.org/trans/conventn/...s_2006v_EN.pdf
(see pages 110 and 118 of the PDF, or 96 and 104 if you're going by page numbers as written on the pages)
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Old January 18th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #26
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The Italian skyline, however, does not make any sense to me... representative as it may be of the actual Italian cities
It's just a conventional sign. What should we put, churches pizzas and mandolins?
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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #27
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Sorry for being unclear. Typically a road sign pictogram is made up of just some simple lines and a couple of distinct elements. The "settlement" or "urban area" pictograms I've seen in this thread are no exception; therefore I was just surprised that the respective Italian pictogram is not depicting the usual "five buildings in a row", but rather a zoomed-out panoramic skyline.

But it's OK if some traffic symbols have a bit of distinctive character, too. I was alluding that it slightly looks like a scenic old town on a hilly terrain -- should be quite appropriate for Italy
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 01:25 AM   #28
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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #30
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Italy - a little hard to figure out which information you need when you just drive by


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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #31
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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #32
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Well,i made the picture 2010
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I think it's an old sign
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 12:44 AM   #34
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Luxembourg


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I dont understand why Belgium uses a green motorway symbol on that picture (or on other pre motorway signage) while the signage on the motorway itself is blue.
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I dont understand why Belgium uses a green motorway symbol on that picture (or on other pre motorway signage) while the signage on the motorway itself is blue.
they generaly use green symbol
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I dont understand why Belgium uses a green motorway symbol on that picture (or on other pre motorway signage) while the signage on the motorway itself is blue.
Signage towards motorways is in green too, but the motorway signage itself is blue. I think they once planned to introduce green signs in Belgium on motorways. A pity they didn't do it. I like green on motorways somehow better than blue.
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I dont understand why Belgium uses a green motorway symbol on that picture (or on other pre motorway signage) while the signage on the motorway itself is blue.
Yeah realy i travelled so often to Belgium and never realy noticed that but when i look at a few pictures i have its realy so.Maybe its because they dont write the own,belgian number but only the european E number on the signs or cause the signs are blue and it would be looking strange to put a blue symbol on a blue sign

No town,no "own" numer,just E25








Even if the City or the whole motorway lies in a another country


Exit is clearly signed,you drive out and you are on the national road Nr. 62 which is signed as N62 but if you stay on the motorway you didnt even now on which motorway you are actually driving


I am not sure but i think its the same in France,i belive that green on this sign means via motorway
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No, green signs in France indicate major cities along non-Autoroutes. The so-called "panneaux verts".
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No, green signs in France indicate major cities along non-Autoroutes. The so-called "panneaux verts".
Panneaux verts,sounds like something nice for breakfast
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