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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #41
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A lot of north-African countries are like France. But Morocco seems to have different motorway signs. Old French style perhaps, while other countries like Algeria and Tunisia has exactly the same as in modern day France...
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #42
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A lot of north-African countries are like France. But Morocco seems to have different motorway signs. Old French style perhaps, while other countries like Algeria and Tunisia has exactly the same as in modern day France...
You are confused, it's the other way around. Altough, it's kind of hard to say. Either way the highway lay-out of Morocco is very French-like. As is the one in Tunisia. Algeria has a totally different lay-out.

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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #43
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Motorway signs in Morocco has more in common with...
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Luxembourg then...

France...
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #44
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Hmm, I guess you are right about the motorway signs. Didn't know France was still using those big fat arrows.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #45
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And here is one in Tunisia...
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #46
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And here is one in Tunisia...
So we got Morocco and Tunisia using French road-marking. Algeria doesn't.

We got Algeria and Tunisia using French signs. Morocco doesn't.

This makes Tunisia the only NA country using a full copy of the French system.

Mystery solved.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #47
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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #48
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Interesting what I just found out:
Kenya:

United Kingdom:
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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #49
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Motorway signs in Morocco has more in common with... Luxembourg then... France...
France has updated its signposting style in the last 25 years. Some ex colonies followed, others not.
Old French signposting: https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=lyon&h...308.74,,0,-0.4

Portuguese signposting (and its derivates) have a very British look and feel - because they also use the British Transport font.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #50
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What is the situation in the Falklands? Does anyone know?
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Old May 27th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #51
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Australia is not all that different from Kenya/UK either.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #52
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What is the situation in the Falklands? Does anyone know?
If I Google "Falkland Road Sign" I mostly get photos of minefield signs like these:

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Old May 27th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #53
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Only in small doses. What I see from the pictures, Australia seems to have more in common with the USA then anywhere in Europe...
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If I Google "Falkland Road Sign" I mostly get photos of minefield signs like these:
I tried to Google as well. Falklands has similar numberplates, but I can┤t find roads anywhere.
That sign doesn┤t look anywhere near British...
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Gibraltar:
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Note that in Gibraltar they drive on the right, and in mainland Britain left. Take a look at the both roundabout signs...

Britain:

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Old May 28th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #56
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Quite curious to point "Spain". Should they point "Airport" or just North-South... will be similar

Otherwise, with accuracy what they should point would be "border customs", because there is only one lane to exit there.
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There is only one road that leads from Gibraltar to Spain. And Spain is about the only key destination out of Gibraltar, and is something that everybody can understand...
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Similar to Andorra... where they say Espanya and Franša... but they never say distances to main Spanish or French cities, only to the border
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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #59
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A mixed system...

Andorra has a tunnel to connect to France. Both entrances are in Andorran territory but eastern is very close to France (and it would be difficult if they have to adapt the road to avoid French territory).


This is a pictures of the area (last photo taken in Guess the motorway... was very near here)

https://maps.google.es/maps?q=pas+de...,+Andorra&z=16


As you can see, all Andorran territory is built there. You just cross the border and it is a full duty free shop and tax free (and google borders there are accurate)

The same entreprise made the tunnel to arrive there from the rest of the country (Tunel d'Envalira)


This roundabout is in France. Just in one corner besides the van is the tunnel entrance. Border is half way from roundabout to tunnel entrance.

The entreprise who built the tunnel put the Andorran common signals (which are close to Spanish one), so in this picture you can see two different countries and two types of signal in the same roundabout!!!!!

https://maps.google.es/maps?q=pas+de...11.71,,0,22.11


(Custom border is some kilometres down in the valley. Usually no problem for passport control but even French or Spanish policemen, very strong with goods because duty free)
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:28 AM   #60
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New ┼land signs seem to resemble those of Sweden, rather than mainland Finland:

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=60.110029...23.25,,0,10.92

┼land main road numbers (1-4) still have red background, though.
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