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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:43 PM   #101
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what about www.aaroads.com ?
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:53 PM   #102
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what about www.aaroads.com ?
Yeah that site is great.

Other countries have this kind a sites too.

http://franceautoroutes.free.fr (France)
www.roadpics.net (Benelux)
www.autobahnen.ch (Switzerland)
www.rippachtal.de (Germany)
etc etc
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Old April 21st, 2007, 08:13 PM   #103
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Entering the California Agricultural Inspection Station booths along Interstate 80 westbound. The inspection procedure normally takes a short amount of time, and when inspectors are not on the scene, vehicles may proceed through at 5 mph. Photo taken 09/09/05.
http://www.westcoastroads.com/california/i-080i_ca.html


Wow, I had no idea there were things like this on the Interstates.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 09:40 PM   #104
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i didn't know that either. I thought they had only weighstations for trucks and stuff.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:28 AM   #105
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Anyway, that site is AAAAWESOME!! Haven't encountered it yet...
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:34 AM   #106
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I think the California state route marker is a spade (like a shovel) that would've been used during the gold rush.
A good overview of what the various states use can be found here:

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jlin/signs/states/
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:09 AM   #107
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I think the California state route marker is a spade (like a shovel) that would've been used during the gold rush.
A good overview of what the various states use can be found here:

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jlin/signs/states/
Thanks! That was what I was talking about in an earlier post.

Remarkable lack of color in most of these. Kudos to Minnesota and Colorado, nice signs!

As for California ag inspections...usually very quick, but I heard they are trained to look for security issues and report them to authorities. Can someone confirm?

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:43 AM   #108
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As for California ag inspections...usually very quick, but I heard they are trained to look for security issues and report them to authorities. Can someone confirm?
I can't confirm that. They stopped inspecting vehicles on I-80 at least 3-4 years ago. Last summer, when I returned from Oregon on I-5, the inspection booths were closed as well. Also, when I returned from Nevada last Sunday, the inspection station was closed on US-50 too. Even when they were open, they only asked you if you had any out-of-state fruits/vegetables/seeds/etc.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 07:29 AM   #109
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On my last I-5 trip they were open. What time of day did you go through?

I wonder if they close them during non-peak periods?

A little trivia...I-5 in Northern California just south of Oregon was one of the last stretches of I-5 to be built. I have a map showing it still two-lane as late as 1970.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:10 AM   #110
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On my last I-5 trip they were open. What time of day did you go through?
It was on Sunday at approximately 11-12:00. However, the inspection was closed in 2002 and 2003 as well. I guess it's because of the budget cutbacks.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 07:08 AM   #111
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How many countries use Botts Dots on their roads?
A ''Botts Dot''

As far as I know only the US (California,Nevada,Arizona,Texas,New Mexico), Australia and New Zealand use them.
I havent seen Bott's Dots used anywhere else.
Any other countries?

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US (California)

Australia

New Zealand
i noticed botts dots on all the roads in the Las Vegas, NV area. The photo is of the botts dots located on I-15 North, the southern part of the Las Vegas Strip is towards the right and center.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #112
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here I tried to show you how german signage COULD look on us highways

example is exit 8 on Interstate 95 Northbound New Jersey Turnpike (Hightstown/East Windsor)


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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #113
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New Brunswick and Monroe aren't important enough to be shown on this overhead sign, according to the German system. Only Major cities are generally shown, exept when there's no better destination.

But German signage is usually very organized, while American signage turns out to be a bit messy and non-consequent.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 12:05 AM   #114
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i have chosen monroe because it's the next exit (8A) and new brunswick because in this agglomeration (ok, the whole thing belongs to new york ) there are several townships/cities with brunswick as a part of the name (north brunswick, east brunswick, south brunswick, new brunswick). edison, close to new brunswick, has about double inhabitants of new brunswick, but it doesn't have the state of a city while new brunswick has and nb is listed as a major city in Wikipedia. after passing new brunswick, i'd take elizabeth as the next major city.

well, i used the signage system of the federal state of hesse, i prefer it because i find it easier to read leftaligned than centered text

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Old May 21st, 2007, 12:36 AM   #115
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Nice work, Patrick! Looks very good, wish it was that organized IRL, heh..
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #116
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Do you have any own works ? Present it here then

I mean, did you thought of chaning signage in your country ? In Polish sub forum there is quite big thread about it
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #117
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The Netherlands is getting new signage
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #118
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"Botts dotts", or cat eyes in Europe, are yoused in Europe alot, but not as a lane divider on its one, they are just along side the lines.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:53 PM   #119
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I've never seen a single botts dot in europe. I have seen cats eyes in some countries but not many (Spain and the UK spring to mind)
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 05:27 PM   #120
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Tak jak obiecałem kilka zdjęć:

Zaczynając od strony Poznania:

1. znaki zmiennej treści odwołujące ograniczenie prędkości w Jaryszkach





2. znaki zmiennej treści ograniczające prędkość przed zakrętem w Jaryszkach



3. znaki na węźle Gądki (w stronę Kórnika)

w dzień


w nocy


4. znaki na węźle Gądki (w stronę Poznania)

z bliska


i z daleka (z okolic wiaduktu kolejowego)


5. znaki przed wiaduktem kolejowym w Gądkach

widok z węzła Gądki


i bliżej






6. znak zmiennej treści na węźle Borówiec







i kładka



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