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Old August 21st, 2005, 06:44 AM   #21
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I know, the meanings perfectly fine, it's just how they are officially called in English here.. I realize the terms are used differently in other parts of the world, I'm just telling you how they're used here.

I'm sorry, if you think it's wrong, tell it to DARS, not me..

http://www.dars.si/index.php?language=2&id=40 << sorry for the crappy site and crappy English, but you can clearly see they use expressways for H-roads (hitre ceste) and motorways for A-roads (avtoceste).
dont worry edolen, i believe what your saying and i know how shitty the DARS site it; ive been on it many times. translation is terrible. you should ask if you could translate it properly for them and make some good money im serious!
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 03:50 PM   #22
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dont worry edolen, i believe what your saying and i know how shitty the DARS site it; ive been on it many times. translation is terrible. you should ask if you could translate it properly for them and make some good money im serious!
Heh, well, their site is quite good (in Slovenian, hah!), but they need a serious redesign..

Heh, we got a lucky break for our disagreement here. I found out yesterday that the government is preparing a new law on public roads that will eliminate expressways (hitre ceste)! So now we'll only have motorways! It's still in the planning stage, so it may not really eliminate them in the end, but it looks like it so far..
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Old August 29th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #23
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Czechia:
Motorways and expresways have geen background:


Other roads have blue background:

White color is used for local destinations:

Brown color is used for culture or turistic destinations:

Bycicle pathes have yellow background:

Street names have red background:

And finally, detous are red:


So,this is examle of motorway exit (numbers of motorways are in red field, numbers of other roads, include expressways, are in blue field):

This is example of expressway exit:

And example of roundabout label:


Here are links for some photos:
http://www.ceskedalnice.cz/foto/d1f1/d1f01.jpg
http://www.ceskedalnice.cz/foto/d1f1/d1f03.jpg
http://www.ceskedalnice.cz/foto/d1f1/d1f04.jpg
http://www.ceskedalnice.cz/foto/d1f1/d1f36.jpg
http://www.ceskedalnice.cz/foto/r1f3/r1f12.jpg
http://www.ceskedalnice.cz/foto/mof1/mof32.jpg
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 11:02 PM   #24
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #25
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Chile has the european standard of motorways/highways signs.

The blue signs for the highways/motorways and green signs for the secondary roads.



















and the electronic panels with information to the drivers with high speeds info, seat belts, emergency on road, etc.



There is no European standard for roadsigns/markers; some examples:

Germany:
Blue: autobahn
Yellow: other major roads


Netherlands (Holland):
Blue: All markers


Poland:
Blue: Motorway
Green: Major roads


Belgium
Blue: motorway
Green: Major roads
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #26
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Old October 10th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #27
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Old October 21st, 2005, 12:47 PM   #28
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More examples:

Germany - Autobahns = blue:


Germany - major and minor roads = yellow / local destinations = white:



Sweden - Motorways = green:


Sweden - major and minor roads = blue / local destinations = white:



Denmark - Motorways = green / exits = blue:

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Old October 21st, 2005, 10:01 PM   #29
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Old October 21st, 2005, 10:46 PM   #30
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 12:12 AM   #31
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In Turkey:
Motorways: Green
Highways: Blue
In city roads: White
Touristic: Brown
Informative: Red
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 10:02 PM   #32
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #33
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You guys there are differences in the terms freeway and expressway. First of all a freeway is a controlled access road and junctions are in the form of an interchange. In other words you have on ramps and off ramps and the road way is divided. At juntions it is in the form of multi level. You must maintain both a minimum and maximum speed limit. These roads may be toll free or tolled. A motorway is the same as is the autopista, autoroute, autobahn.

An expressway is a divided highway that may or may not have interchanges. Secondly, the expressway often may have entrances to businesses etc on the side and one may exit to get to them from the expressway. Junctions may be at grade level. Another significant difference is that on an expressway you can see "farm" vehicles....whereas they are not allowed on freeways at all.

A highway is a route that is marked....officially the street you live on is a highway. In Canada and the US expressway, freeway, tollway, parkway turnpike are all used in the same way more or less. Though if you look at the roads closely, you will see that some of these expressways are not all true freeways.
International signs, different from USA + Canada signs, usually have green for freeways, blue is for "national" roads which includes "expressways + highways" which may come in many different forms. White is often used for urban areas and brown for state/federal parks, archeological sites etc.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:58 AM   #34
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Road signs from Pakistan

Pakistan - Motorways.

Signs are in green.




*The blue block represents an exit towards a National Highway.

Pakistan - National Highways

Signs are in blue.





Names of landmarks are in white (on both Motorways and National Highways).



While in other places the scenery is too good to pay attention to any road signs:







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Old September 9th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #35
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Just a few from Melbourne, Aus:

Advance Direction Signs:






Intersection Direction Signs, placed at exits:






Reassurance Direction Signs (Distance Signs):






Most of freeway signs today are pretty much the same design as they were 15 years ago, with few modifications over the years. I would say Victorian signs in general are very easy to ready, clear and get to the point quickly compare to some european motorways signs, which from the photos i've seen, try to cram everything onto the sign face (thats just my opinion anyway). Also, Victoria had a major signage revision in 1997 for non-freeway roads, to coincide with the introduction of alphanumeric route numbering system from rural areas.

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Old September 9th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #36
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I thought I'd post this graphic which shows how signs are placed on Australian freeways. It also shows line markings. I think our signs/line markings are sort of a mix between American and European markings.

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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #37
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Malaysia Highway Signs/Markings





Motorcycle Shelter


Keep Left, except for overtaking


Restpoint




Heavy Vehicles Keep Left


Speed Limit (km/h)
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Old September 10th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #38
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Out of little OT curiousity, but why do Victoria call their multi-lane highways "freeways" instead of motorways?

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Old September 10th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #39
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Out of little OT curiousity, but do Victoria call their multi-lane highways "freeways" instead of motorways?
Yes that's true.

State-by-state:
Aust. Capital Territory - Parkway.
New South Wales - Freeways for free roads, motorways for toll roads (and there are a LOT of tollways in NSW).
Victoria - Freeways for free roads, Tollways for toll roads.
Queensland - Motorway.
South Australia - Freeway.
Western Australia - Freeway.
Tasmania - Highway.
Northern Territory - They don't have any limited access highways!
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Old September 10th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #40
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This will be the last post from me (in this thread) that includes huge graphics. I promise!

How Australia (generally) signs and stripes...

Overtaking lanes on rural, undivided highways:


Curves and other hazards (the 'Slippery when wet sign' is only placed on the approach to dangerous corners) on rural undivided highways.


At-grade intersections on divided highways:


Trent.

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