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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 August 25th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #501
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A sign with "sharp curve" should do the job imo. People need to think about how they drive, and not senseless follow the signs. In the Netherlands, every curve that's a bit tight has a recommended speed limit, but they don't have that much in Germany, and travellers sometimes come into trouble because they rely too much on the signforest that is present in the Netherlands.

It's really nuts how much signs there are in the Netherlands on roads. I sometimes have to make a list (with pics) of every road signs along a certain road, I did so last tuesday on a country road of 5km between Lochem and Vorden, and this piece of road alone had over 80 road signs.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #502
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There goes my illusion of thinking that only Americans want to force changes in other countries.

Just let those people decide for themselves people! If they got used to it and don't see the need to change (although metric is thousands of times easier to learn and understand), then let them be.

It hardly affects us anyway, so why bother?

ChrisZwolle: we have the exact same situation in Belgium Haven't seen any recommended speed limits here though. They're all compulsory here as far as I'm aware.

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Old December 21st, 2008, 09:09 AM   #503
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I think it means.... just bear with us, while we take you on a detour away from your preferred destination.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:22 PM   #504
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Road sign in Lithuania.

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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:27 PM   #505
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Tumbleweed?
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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:54 PM   #506
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Next km is an accident blackspot.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:57 PM   #507
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Old December 21st, 2008, 07:01 PM   #508
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Really. UNECE commissioned a survey of accident blackspot signage a few years ago and that was the most common design motif--a simple black spot on a sign, with or without explanatory legend. It is used in Ireland too. (Many of the countries responding said their preference was to cure the accident problem through engineering countermeasures instead of simply putting up a sign saying that an accident blackspot existed, but a surprising number of countries do use blackspot signs.)
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Old December 21st, 2008, 07:04 PM   #509
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Means you're at the T junction, you can either turn left or right (both 1 way roads leading away from the T)?
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Old December 21st, 2008, 09:23 PM   #510
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^You can turn left or right. But if you turn left you will only get 1 way traffic. If you turn right there will also be traffic driving the other way.
Quite simple actually.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #511
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This was a bilingual English & Welsh sign in Swansea. The English part makes perfect sense.



If you understand Welsh, you'll be completely baffled by the translation.

For those non-speakers, the Welsh section translates as "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated." This was the reply to an email asking for the English section to be translated into Welsh, but unfortunately was mistaken to be the proper translation, so was put into the sign! It was propmtly taken down.

Some other bilingual blunders:

• Cyclists between Cardiff and Penarth in 2006 were left confused by a bilingual road sign telling them they had problems with an "inflamed bladder".

• In the same year, a sign for pedestrians in Cardiff reading 'Look Right' in English read 'Look Left' in Welsh.

• In 2006, a shared-faith school in Wrexham removed a sign which translated the Welsh for staff as "wooden stave".

• Football fans at a FA Cup tie between Oldham and Chasetown - two English teams - in 2005 were left scratching their heads after a Welsh-language hoarding was put up along the pitch. It should have gone to a match in Merthyr Tydfil.

• People living near an Aberdeenshire building site in 2006 were mystified when a sign apologising for the inconvenience was written in Welsh as well as English.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #512
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Haha, I couldn't believe what you were claiming but I used a Welsh-English translator and you're right! That's absolutely hilarious!
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Old December 24th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #513
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Road sign in Lithuania.

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Old December 24th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #514
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This is my favorite weird road sign. Can you figure out what it's trying to say?


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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:49 PM   #516
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Road sign in Lithuania.

Who knows?
there are few those signs in croatia and bosnia too... one of them is just few kms from border Bosanski brod on a curve leading to Derventa but i was unable to take a picture... maybe next time i'll be going down there...
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Old January 1st, 2009, 05:24 PM   #517
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For most people who don't know about the I-95 Gap/Cancellation of the Somerset Freeway in New Jersey and think the I-95 Runs on a direct line from maine to florida would be confused to see a sign that says "END I-95", "BEGIN I-295 South" in the Trenton Beltway. This confusion is mostly felt for people traveling Northbound on I-95 from Maryland and DC.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 05:28 PM   #518
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They better use the I-295 (NJ TPK) instead, bypassing Philadelphia and Trenton
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Old January 1st, 2009, 08:14 PM   #519
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This is my favorite weird road sign. Can you figure out what it's trying to say?



Of course you can't since the image isn't displaying. I'll try to fix it.
I think you cannot hotlink images directly from picasa
the link to your pic: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
it's crazy indeed
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Old January 1st, 2009, 08:45 PM   #520
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Road sign in Lithuania.

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there are few those signs in croatia and bosnia too... one of them is just few kms from border Bosanski brod on a curve leading to Derventa but i was unable to take a picture... maybe next time i'll be going down there...
i think it could be this road sirgn that warns about very dangerous stretch known as "black point". have you seen them at HR or BIH side? i have never seen it here
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