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View Poll Results: left, center or right aligned?
Left aligned 12 28.57%
Center aligned 10 23.81%
Right aligned 0 0%
mixed (overhead center, exit left aligned) 19 45.24%
i don't look at the signage anyway 1 2.38%
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #441
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If the text is to the right of the arrow left-aligned, if the text is to the left of the arrow right-aligned and if the text is above the arrow(s) centered.
I have to agree with this deep thought.

I find it especially cool, if there's just one or two overhead destinations, like here:

Just one destination is even better though.

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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #442
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i prefer left aligned although it can be ugly and unpractical if names of places are short, or even worse, both short and long
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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #443
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Over here in NL it is sometimes centered:

[IMG]http://i29.************/ejcrw7.jpg[/IMG]

But it can be left aligned too:

[IMG]http://i27.************/2b5dw0.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i31.************/ht8h1h.jpg[/IMG]
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #444
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i guess the rule is:

exits/arrow right: left-aligned
distance signs: left-aligned
straight, overhead, arrows below text: centered

i think this is the most common layout on most places.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #445
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I there are many destinations in one city, i prefer left aligned.
If not - center.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #446
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if the two types of layout are mixed, it's ugly imo
http://phalc.autobahnen-europa.eu/A3...-AD_Heumar.JPG
Well, this sign-layout is not allowed by the guidelines (RWBA - Richtlinien für die wegweisende Beschilderung auf Autobahnen (I can't say whats that in English )) anyway.
It's the most made failure on German signs...

An overhead-sign in Germany had to look like this (by the guidelines):
500m before the exit:

Mainline centered above the arrow(s), exit directions left-alinged to the right of the arrow.

direct at the exit:

All directions centered above the arrow.


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edit: oooops, i changed exactly right and left to the contrary on what abrob said, i've seen that two late, sry
My mistake.
I changed right and left - you understood that in the way I meant it and I corrected it in the meantime.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #447
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neuss has one, too. you were there and i meant the right-aligned text on such exits. gärtringen is centered .

www.autobahn-online.de
Oh hwo I love these re and white sticks, I like such parts of road which indicate motorway ending, motorway start or road works. I really like motorway endings or beginnings, or a normal road once of a sudden turning to motorway or when normal roads directly lead to a motorway and end there in a junction, such things.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #448
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left is easier to read
period
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:28 PM   #449
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Sorry, but I absolutely don't care in this case.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #450
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Norway

European route:


National route:


Regional route:


Ring road/bypass:


Motorway:


Expressroad:
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:27 AM   #451
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It might seem to be incomprehensible for foreigners - does it have a 'Toll road' badge as well or not?
Well in addition to what the poster after you said, I think that most foreigners would probably figure it out while doing research before their trip, which most would probably do if they will be driving in the country.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 04:16 AM   #452
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United Kingdom

Motorway


That's at the beginning of the motorway. All other numbers are merely posted directly onto a sign, like this...

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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:09 PM   #453
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what are the numbers in brackets?
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:16 PM   #454
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Leading towards that number?
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:19 PM   #455
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i thought that too, but i wasn't sure
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:59 PM   #456
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A small country hence no National Route or Regional Route but we do have some expressway. The system basically follows the British system though colouring was adapted from the US system.

Start of Expressway


End of Expressway


Expressway Exit


Exit to another Expressway


Expressway name and distance marker (I prefer the new one though haven't spotted one)



ERP Ahead (Electronic Road Pricing Gantry)



Approaching Tunnel



Speed Limit



Pointing to Expressway



Flyover

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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:57 PM   #457
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what are the numbers in brackets?


Let's take for example the road to Doncaster on the right. It's the A6133, but that route won't take you all the way to Doncaster. You will at some point have to change to the A635 to actually get to Doncaster. You will often find this when the destination is via a motorway but you have yet to reach that motorway, for example | London A5 (M1) | meaning A5 to London (but you will need the M1 later to get to London). The road on the left is a minor road, which you can take to get to the A635 (presumably in the other direction than the A635 to Doncaster) which would then take you to Huddersfield.

However in this instance the road takes you straight to Didsbury, as well as to the M60 if you need that motorway otherwise. You can tell as the (M60) part comes before the Didsbury part of the sign.



Route markers in the UK are as such:

Motorway


Primary A road


Other A road


But as has been mentioned before, they rarely give these on their own by the side of roads. You are instead reminded which route you are on when you get to a junction or have just left a roundabout. In the latter scenario you'll often get a small list of destinations and the mileage to them.

On more minor roads and junctions, you'll see these sort of signposts:

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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #458
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Norway
In addition to the signs given by Norsko we have the following signs:
Markers for a road leading to a route:

BTW, also the rectangular white number signs are for national highways ("riksveg, rv"), but of these are of lesser importance than the green ones, which are called "stamveger", kind of like the A and B-classifications of other countries. Sometimes only one section of a national road is green, whereas the rest (and lesser important part) could be white. In due course (50 years???), the green roads are supposed to meet a certain standard, so this is where most of our scarce road money goes. However, this being Norway, some of the "green" roads are currently less than 4 m wide on places, while some of the best motorways of Norway are in fact "white". Numbers are not indicated for county roads (Fvxxx) and municipal roads (Kvxxx)

Other signs:
National tourist road:

Bicycle road marking (well, not really a highway marker...)
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #459
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Thanks. Our dashed borders means the same as the British bracket do they not?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #460
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Yep, the road you're on if you see that sign will eventually get to you to the road in the sign. Same as in all the Nordic countries.
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