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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #21
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Countries i ve been :

UK : 5 ( Too crowded and many missing links)

France: 8.0 ( Very nice with low traffic volumes but expensive and bad signage)

Germany : 9 (Nothing bad to say except some bad maintained sections)

Belgium: 6.5 ( Well litten but very very bad maintained )

Netherlands: 7.5 ( Very well maintained, high traffic volumes and there are small missing links although latetly there are many projects going on)

Luxembourg: 7

Switzerland : 8 ( Breathtaking scenery, many tunnels-bridges but too crowded)

Italy: 9 (Simple awesome roads, fun to drive nothing bad to say.

Greece: 7.5 ( Nice scenery , well maintained , low traffic volumes but many missing links)
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Old April 8th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #22
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Germany: 8.5
Spain: 8.5
Luxembourg: 8
France: 8
Switzerland: 6.5
Portugal: 6
Belgium: 5.5
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Old April 8th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #23
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France: 9,5 (only because of weird design of direction signs)
Germany: 9 (baustellen and sometimes bad or substandard sections)
Italy: 9,5 (the best quality of motorways, just sometimes too crowded)
Spain: 9,5 (sometimes confusing signalization; the best state roads - maybe the best overall)
Austria: 7 (poor and badly visible signalization, sometimes lack of maintenance)
Croatia: 7,5 (too narrow roads and sometimes unstandardized signalization which irritates)
Hungary: 8,5 (great motorways, occasionaly quite poor state roads)
Czech Rep.: 8 (good state roads, occasionaly quite poor motorways)
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Old November 18th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #24
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My opinion:

Germany: 10 - Motorways and other roads are in excellent condition.
Spain: 9.5 - Motorways and other roads are in excellent condition.
France: 9.5 - Motorways and other roads are in excellent condition.
Belgium: 8,5 - Motorways and other roads are in good condition.
Hungary: 8 - Motorways in excellent condition. National roads, good condition.
Lithuania: 7 - National roads good condition.
Latvia: 3,5 - National roads poor condition.
Poland: 2,5 - Very good highway. The poor state of national and local roads.
Ukraine: 2 - The poor state of national and local roads.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #25
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Germany: 9
Spain: 9
France: 9
UK: 8
Poland: 7,5
Austria: 7
Hungary: 7
Czech Rep.: 6
Slovakia 5
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #26
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This was my rate in April.
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Germany: 8,5
Austria: 7,5
Denmark: 7
Czech Republic: 6
Slovakia: 5
Ukraine: 2
Italy: 8
Hungary: 7
Poland: 7 (motorways and expressways 10)
Now I have to change something (more kilometres, more experience in Europe).

Austria: 8 (+0,5)
Denmark: 7
Czech Republic: 6
Slovakia: 4,5 (-0,5)
Ukraine: 2,5 (+0,5)
Italy: 8
Hungary: 7
Poland: 7,5 (new sections of A/S was opened, +0,5)
Germany: 8,5
France: 9
Slovenia: 7
Croatia: 6
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:22 PM   #27
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I mean no offense, but that's just absurd. In no way are roads in Poland better than those in Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech rep., Hungary or even Croatia.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #28
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Germany: 9(good all of the roads)
Czech republic: 7(dense network of highways and the surface of them)
Hungary: 7(the same as in Chech republic)
Poland: 6(very good highways, but more of them are needed, good national roads, poor local ones)
Slovakia: 6(the same as in Poland)
Ukraine: 2(lack of the highways, poor national and local roads)
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Old November 19th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #29
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I mean no offense, but that's just absurd. In no way are roads in Poland better than those in Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech rep., Hungary or even Croatia.
I agree, in statistic like 1 km of highway, roadway or 1st class road pre capita or per km2, Poland is lacking behind mentioned countries..
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Old November 20th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #30
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The German Autobahn network is great, but some of the local roads in Eastern Germany are horrible. Trust me, I go there twice a year.

What do you guys think about the roads in my home country?
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Old November 20th, 2012, 02:30 AM   #31
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I agree, in statistic like 1 km of highway, roadway or 1st class road pre capita or per km2, Poland is lacking behind mentioned countries..
Statistics are statistics. The fact is that Poland has most modern motorways and expressways opened in last 5 years. The question is if you have ever driven in Poland or you just look at numbers?
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Old November 20th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #32
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Australia - 9 (I could give 10 just for incredible nature. beautifully shaped highways in central and Western Australia for easy overtaking looooong road trains. Unfortunately lots of dead kangaroos killed by trucks at night)
Japan - 10 (perfect roads, perfect drivers, lots of signage and electronic information systems)
USA - 8 (too much congestion around bigger cities otherwise it is so easy to drive in US)
Canada - 8 (as above)
Argentina - 6 (south american version of US motorways)
Chile - 7 (better quality south american version of US motorways)
Germany - 9 (disciplined drivers)
England - 8 ( drive OK, some confusions on so common roundabouts)
Spain - 8 (lots of new motorways, expressways)
Poland - 7 (motorways and expressways are very good, lots of constructions, drivers on local roads sometimes too fast and too brave)
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Old November 20th, 2012, 03:24 AM   #33
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Serbia - 2 : poorly maintained motorway from Belgrade to Nis. The road from Nis to the border with Kosovo feels like driving in Africa. If you are cought speeding you can easily get away with it by buying the cop a coffee (5 Euros should do it). I don't know how much coffee one can drink a day. I gave 2 points because they have built some pretty good bridges in Belgrade. The motorway in Vojvodina from Subotca to Belgrade is pretty good too. I hope they maintain it properly.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #34
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What do you guys think about the roads in my home country?
is that a retoric question?
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Old November 20th, 2012, 04:02 AM   #35
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In my opinion - again, only personal experience. This should also apply to smaller roads, not just highways and national routes. It is a bit subjective too, because a dodgy little back road in Tuscany is somehow beautiful and acceptable, whereas if it was somewhere else might be not so...

Europe:

Uk: 8

France: 9

Germany: 9

Italy: 8

Portugal: 8

Spain: 9

Netherlands: 9

Belgium: 9

Turkey: 7

Africa:

South Africa: 7

Namibia: 7 (Namibia has world class, almost perfect national routes, built largely by the South African Military during the Angolan War. With Namibia's tiny population, the roads are still in excellent condition)

Egypt: 5

Mozambique: 2 (However, the main routes along the coast are much better than the overall rating)

Asia:

Malaysia: 7

Thailand: 6

Oceania:

Australia: 7 (Inland routes are often in surprisingly poor condition e.g. driving up the west coast, or inland NSW)
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Old November 20th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #36
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Germany 8
Spain 10
Italy 8
Canada 6
USA 7
Bulgaria 4
Croatia 6
Slovenia 7
Serbia 2
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Old November 20th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #37
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What do you guys think about the roads in my home country?
A high population density causes the main road network being rather congested, especially those trade routes full or trucks, and the lower network being extremely slow. But technically, the roads are first class.

If I am constrained by timetables, I try to avoid the most crowded areas of Benelux.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #38
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My ratings

I'm considering only higher-profile highways/expressways, not urban streets or country roads, and I'm rating only countries where I've driven personally.

Europe
Italy - 7
Netherlands - 8
Portugal - 8
Spain - 9
France - 7
Switzerland - 7
Austria - 7
Germany - 8
Belgium - 6
Luxembourg - 8

North America
USA - 8

South America
Brazil - 2
Argentina - 3
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Old November 20th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #39
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I agree, in statistic like 1 km of highway, roadway or 1st class road pre capita or per km2, Poland is lacking behind mentioned countries..
That kind of statistic doesn't make any sense. The density of the road network is totally irrelevant if not compared with the population density and distribution. Oterwise countries such Australia, Canada and Scandinavian countries appear to have the worst networks of the world.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #40
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Europe:

France:9

Germany:10

Italy:8

Spain:8

Denmark:7

Poland:4

Netherlands:7

Austria:8

Croatia:8
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