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Old April 11th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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[M] Roads of Malta

Has anyone got any pictures of the roads of Malta?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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I can't believe it; did we really miss covering a fellow EU country all those years?
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Old April 12th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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If its not an active thread of Malta roads here in Highways & Autobahns forum it would be nice to see some road photos from the islands of Malta.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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Here is YT channel from Maltese roads.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #5
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Where's the [M] before the title?
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Old April 13th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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Today there is a [M] in the title
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Here's Saint Paul Bay bypass, one of the few dual carriageways of the tiniest country in EU:


The photo was taken by MMg_ZBR and can be found here.

According to Motorway exitlists, there's an expressway from Saint Julian's to Msida and another one from Valletta (The capital city) to Floriana. I have to say too that there's no Euroroutes in Malta.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #8
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Here are Maltese road signs, from the Maltese Department of Informations;

http://www.doi.gov.mt/en/archive/Hig...3(traff1)E.asp

Although, you might want to note that:

Credit is hereby given to

Her Majesty's Stationery Office

through the British High Commission, which kindly gave permission to make use of many of the illustrations originally published in "The Highway Code" of the United Kingdom of 1999.

Compiled by the Traffic Control Board Section of the Ministry for Transport and Communications in collaboration with the Malta Police Force, Department of Licensing and Testing and the Roads Department.

Typesetting and graphics by the Publications Section of the Department of Information.
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But not all of those signs are British, but they mostly are (with the exception of the blue directional signs, and the yellow priority ones)
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I found also such:
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very interesting, roads look better than i expected. and interesting and unique direction signs. i didn't know that they have such unique identity, i was expecting brittish style
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They're worse than I expected, look at those exits! Jesus!
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roads look better than i expected.
Please note that this is the best road in Malta.
Oh... I'm sorry, is better. 4 lanes in one direction.
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You probably need snow chains, when it rains?
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Because of shiny (slippery) asphalt?
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They're worse than I expected, look at those exits! Jesus!
I doubt the speed limit is that high, probably 60-70 km/h at most. It also appears there wasn't much room for the exit when it was originally constructed.

Am curious as to why they follow the "British" rule of the road (drive on left), rather than the "Continental" rule of the road (Drive on the right).
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I know but still!

Fargo, Malta was a British colony untill the 1960's, and in fact they voted to become part of the UK (note the signs in English, such as "Stay in Lane"), but only 60% of the population voted so they didn't do anything about it.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #17
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I know but still!

Fargo, Malta was a British colony untill the 1960's, and in fact they voted to become part of the UK (note the signs in English, such as "Stay in Lane"), but only 60% of the population voted so they didn't do anything about it.
They are driving on the left in Cyprus too.
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Yes, same reason
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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #19
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They are driving in left because Malta was British colony until the '60s. But because i post many pics in this thread, i know that Malta road system, outside Valletta mostly its in bad shape and needs something to be done (some roadworks etc). There are no motorways in Malta except of few ones examble in Valletta...
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The Maltese plates at the cars look very similar to the Swedish plates.
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