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Old January 10th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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Wrong way drive on motorway-Ghost driver-Fantom

As I am more concern about safety standards on motorway network I would like to start the new thread about wrong drive on motorway. MW accidents due to wrong way driving seem to be one of the priority issue in some new EU members. Croatia also had to deal with these accidents in last few years. Although such accidents are few in number they tend to be very serious and fatal. Whilst all European countries seem to be confronted with these problems, they have not yet found an ideal solution. So, I would like everyone here to give the way how your motorway company manage „Ghost driver“ problem in your country.

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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if it's the same thing but we've had drunk drivers going the wrong way and smashing head-on into traffic at night.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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After a series of infamous wrong drivings, even with some casualties, our motorway company installed a series of wrong way sings on all exits, like here:


There is also a detection system installed in one junction, currently for testing purposes:
http://www.dars.si/Dokumenti/5_varna...ka%20mesta.JPG

Also there is a fine of 1200 € and permanent cancellation of driving license for wrong-goers.

In Austria they tried with using spikes to puncture tires for wrong-goers. However system dint' prove itself good so they remove it.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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Probably the world record of the longest stretch of motorway driven in the wrong direction is 120km on the Italian A1 in 2008.
http://www.autoblog.it/post/12194/12...omano-sulla-a1

I remember someone (living near me) who, under influence, drove wrong way the entire lenght of the A28 (around 35km) before getting arrested.

The most recent (and tragical) event is this summer when an Albanian killed 4 French tourists by driving wrong-way on the A26.
http://www3.lastampa.it/cronache/sez...o/lstp/415638/

Around a year ago a truck drove wrong-way on RA13 near Trieste, killing 2 people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy5eQplEE6Y

This video often circulates via e-mail: some people say it's near Neaples, other in Eastern Europe but is too absurd to be for real. Does someone know the truth?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U0Yg...eature=related

Amatorial video recorded somewhere in Italy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixd9ZcOCvA8

This funny TV spot says: "keep controlled your sight, go to the optician". The old man driving is listening the radio: "someone is driving wrong way on the A4" and he replyies: "only one? there are dozens?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmZsM9NxgnA
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Old January 10th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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I remember some months ago, while I was listening to Isoradio, Italian national traffic news radio station, they said there were three people going wrong way in three very different part of the country, at the same time...
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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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One of the most known wrong way videos in Greece, recorded by A6 (Attiki Odos) safety cameras.

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Old January 10th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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This guy should never drive again in his whole life.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if it's the same thing but we've had drunk drivers going the wrong way and smashing head-on into traffic at night.
Yes, it concerns this heading and it is very important connection with one of the main causses of the wrong way drive, alcohol consumption.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keber;There is also a detection system installed in one junction, currently for testing purposes:
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http://www.dars.si/Dokumenti/5_varna_voznja/Detekcijska%20mesta.JPG[/URL]
As I know Dars installed that system at the MW interchange Vransko on Štajerska MW. Accompanying drawings.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #11
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Probably the world record of the longest stretch of motorway driven in the wrong direction is 120km on the Italian A1 in 2008.
http://www.autoblog.it/post/12194/12...omano-sulla-a1
If there is something new and interesting in this heading, would You please translate that into English. The same request is also for other links
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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I remember some months ago, while I was listening to Isoradio, Italian national traffic news radio station, they said there were three people going wrong way in three very different part of the country, at the same time...
Do you know for some Italian WW statistics on the website, in English?
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #13
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Do you know for some Italian WW statistics on the website, in English?
This:
http://www.asaps.it/35437-LivornoGui...tati_ub...html

is in Italian, but at the end of the page there is a table summarizing statistics up to 20th december. I can translate the table for you:

All events;
nighttime;
daytime;
dual carriageways;
normal roads:
police operations;
under the influence of alcohol;
under the influence of drugs;
psichiatric;
elderly;
foreigners;
ghost episodes; (?)
women;
with fatalities;
with injuries;
deaths;
injured;
stopped by police forces.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Angelos;87400087]One of the most known wrong way videos in Greece, recorded by A6 (Attiki Odos) safety cameras.QUOTE]

Angelos, is there any possibility in Greece to catch WW driver at the toll booth?
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #15
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This:

is in Italian, but at the end of the page there is a table summarizing statistics up to 20th december. I can translate the table for you:

Thanks!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #16
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I suppose, vertical signals are together with horizontal. You use similar signalization as USA /California. In EU priority is symbol instead of words.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=geor;87407175]
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One of the most known wrong way videos in Greece, recorded by A6 (Attiki Odos) safety cameras.QUOTE]

Angelos, is there any possibility in Greece to catch WW driver at the toll booth?
For that driver, they cant catch him since there aren't toll booths at Exits on A6.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #18
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Standard signage on Dutch offramps - often arrows on the road pointing in de right direction are added:
http://maps.google.nl/maps?hl=nl&ll=...,60.98,,1,2.05


(ga terug = go back)
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Old January 10th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #19
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we also have these signs, but smoetimes they are not enough for idiots

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Old January 10th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #20
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Here's one from Bulgaria, looks like on A1 Trakia:

The guys comment that it's a woman who rides with her child in the car...
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