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View Poll Results: Which has better overhead road signs on highways?
U.S./Canada 10 23.26%
Europe 33 76.74%
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 05:07 AM   #21
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My biggest scuff with American signage is over-reliance on texts instead of pictograms. Pictures are much easier to read and associate with a set of information than walls of texts such as "Right Lanes MUST Turn Right".

My biggest scuff with (most) European signage is lack of yellow lines to separate traffic going in opposite directions.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 12:58 PM   #22
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My biggest scuff with American signage is over-reliance on texts instead of pictograms. Pictures are much easier to read and associate with a set of information than walls of texts such as "Right Lanes MUST Turn Right".
Or "EXIT ONLY" which makes no sense even. It serves no function whatsoever from what I can tell.

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My biggest scuff with (most) European signage is lack of yellow lines to separate traffic going in opposite directions.
That has nothing to do with signage. Try the "white vs yellow divider line" thread.

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Old July 22nd, 2013, 04:42 PM   #23
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My biggest scuff with American signage is over-reliance on texts instead of pictograms. Pictures are much easier to read and associate with a set of information than walls of texts such as "Right Lanes MUST Turn Right".

My biggest scuff with (most) European signage is lack of yellow lines to separate traffic going in opposite directions.
To be honest, I think, white line is better in night. But I would not like to start an offtopic
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Old July 24th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #24
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My biggest scuff with American signage is over-reliance on texts instead of pictograms. Pictures are much easier to read and associate with a set of information than walls of texts such as "Right Lanes MUST Turn Right".
I found that quite annoying when I drove across Australia. Instead of recognizing a sign from afar you have to get close enough to be able to read it and then read it every time, because you don't know what it says until you read it. That means reading the same few texts thousands of times in your life.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #25
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Oh yay, another us vs them thread in the Highway & Autobahns section.[/sarcasm] :eyeroll:
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Old July 25th, 2013, 05:09 AM   #26
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US vs EU is obviously ridiculous, but overhead signs are interesting. Removing the poll and changing the title could make it into a general overhead sign thread.
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