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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #81
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Late 70s or 80s!
Let's go for the 70s - 80s would be too weird.
BTW are you from Hessen?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #82
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There are worse signage systems. Especially Austria.
I name Italy and the UK. And some Spanish roads near cities, they put like 10 road numbers on one sign But generally Spanish signage is good.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #83
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But generally Spanish signage is good.
On Gran Canaria it is horrible. Especially in roundabouts it's very difficult sometimes to know to which circle exit the arrow belongs to.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #84
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Born and raised in Saxony, but now I live in Frankfurt's urban area.
This section was upgraded from 2 -> 4 lanes per direction in the late 70s, I guess completion was in 1978

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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #85
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Let's go for the 70s - 80s would be too weird.
Weird? Holland still uses arrows pointing down on their signs. For me, arrows pointing up symbolise a general direction: "If you drive straight, that's where you will finally end up". Arrows pointing down, on the other hand, indicate that these particular lanes will get you to that destination. But like Billpa said, direction of arrows is not a big deal considering the total advantages of the German signs.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #86
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http://www.asv-frankfurt.hessen.de/i...1-111111111111

here you can find how the signs of Hesse/Germany have to be designed
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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #87
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I made a short trip on Sunday to Lake Tahoe, so I took some pictures along the way. Nothing out of ordinary, but I hope this will give those who've never driven in the USA an idea of how the highway signs look like.

The pics are self-explanatory, I believe.





Typical numbered exit sign. Quite similar to a European one.





This is a stand-alone shield reassuring drivers that they are indeed on E/B I-80.



This is a typical distance sign on American motorways. As you've already noticed, it doesn't have the motorway number on top and the farest destinations are positioned on the bottom of the list. In Europe, the list is arranged from bottom to top.





This sign points to the city of Lincoln that can be reached via state highway 193.







Destinations that can be reached via N/B and S/B state highway 49.



I would take this if I wanted to go back to Sacramento.



This marking is quite rare on California highways and means absolutely no passing or crossing the central line.











Ideally, this sign should be round and should not contain any text.





From the last three pictures, we can see that the state indeed requires drivers to obey lane discipline, but it doesn't always work.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #88
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I just love the roads in the United States - haven't driven on them yet; could only see them from the train or while walking on bridges. I hope to get the possibility to drive there soon
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Old April 18th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #89
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Well, several European countries use blue signs on freeways, but it certainly can't be generalized for Europe.

GREEN - Portugal (not sure)
We use blue signs on motorways and ICs (freeways) and green on IPs (slower freeways).

Here are some of our signs:









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Old April 18th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #90
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I know, it's an old post. :P There's more to correct:
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Well, several European countries use blue signs on freeways, but it certainly can't be generalized for Europe.

BLUE - Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, Ireland (not sure) and some other perhaps

GREEN - Russia! (half of Europe, true though that they don't have many freeways ), Italy, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Portugal (not sure), Norway (not sure) and some other perhaps

The only European country which uses green signs on 'high-speed roads' that I know of, is Switzerland.
Ireland certainly uses blue, and also Norway certainly uses BLUE (not green). And about the last sentence - beside Switzerland, also at least the Czech Republic and Slovakia. And obviously also Portugal.

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Old April 18th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #91
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Highway signs in Greece


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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #92
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you Greek guys stole it from Germany
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Well...I don't know ...but generally speaking, we try to make our roads with european standards....
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #94
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I like Greek signage!
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Old April 19th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #95
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The Greeks are different from Germany by the use of all caps on their signage.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #96
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Highway signs/markings in Dominican Republic

These are typical highway signs across the Dominican Republic:

Name of River Higuamo sign before the Higuamo Bridge in San Pedro de Macorís:



Tourist attraction signs in Santo Domingo:



Sign prohibiting the pick-up/drop-off of passengers:



No parking:



Signs on Kennedy Expressway heading west in Santo Domingo:




Signs in Puerto Plata:







Sign on Carretera Luperón near Villa Bisonó:



One-way sign in Santo Domingo:



Direction signs in Santo Domingo:





On the right you will see a sign of rural roads with a Brugal Rum advertisement:



Typical mayor highway sign showing distance to next town:


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Hmm ... except for the green one, all the signs in RD are very alike to the Puerto Ricans.

Except for the one that says "Una Via" here says "Tránsito"
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PORTUGAL & NORWAY - BLUE
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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:32 AM   #100
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Within the U.S., each state has their own insignia for their state highway signs. As seen above, California uses a distinct outline. Washington State uses a "George Washington" outline. Other states have their own looks. I can't find anything on the web about this, but it is interesting how each state has their own look.

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