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Old January 17th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #1101
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Or in Italy: provincial roads start from SP 1 in each province.
That's different. Interstates are nationwide, Italian provincial roads are operated by each single province. I don't doubt there are many local roads with the same name in different US state, but they are supposed to be. Interstates are not.

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Back to numbering: it's maybe annoying changing number at the border, but it's even more stupid when this happens in the same country: A14-S16-A12 and S6-S36-S37 in Austria, A1-S6 in Poland, ...
A18-RA15-NSA339-A18 in Italy...
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Old January 17th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #1102
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Also A4-RA13-NSA314-SS202...
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Old January 17th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #1103
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It would be good if fuels had the same name all over Europe

Simply;
E95
E98
Diesel
Autogas

So to get rid of all the "sans plomb", "senza piombo", "gazole", "bleifrei", "Blyfri", "gasol", "motorgas", "gasolio", "sem chumbo", "gasóleo", "bezolowiowa", "Olej napedowy" etc. mess.

And "Benzin", "Regular", "Super" and "Super plus", too, whatever they are.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1104
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Even though I voted for EU some US states such as Georgia, Texas, Florida, and Ohio have decent roadway quality (ie few potholes, etc). However the roadway quality in some states such as Louisiana, Alabama, etc have poorer road quality.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #1105
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And "Benzin", "Regular", "Super" and "Super plus", too, whatever they are.
Wow, seems like taking a simple look at the octane rating is too much to ask.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #1106
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Are diesel pumps always black anyway all over EU at least?
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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1107
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Yeah.

And I have decided what are the best roads of the world: The continental Europe ones. The worst ones are the UK ones, because they drive on the left and use miles (But I have heard they have kmposts, not mileposts, on the motorways). And falling between, the USA (Driving on the right side but using miles, bad), Ireland and Japan (Using kilometers but driving on the left, bad).
And the Australians? New Zealanders? Irish? Japanese? Indonesians? Indians, Pakistanis? Sinaporeans? South Africans? or others in Africa and South America.... The UK is not the only left-driving country in the world.

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(But I have heard they have kmposts, not mileposts, on the motorways).
That wouldn't make any sense to do.... still in miles territory, with metrificiation creeping into other aspects of life

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Even though I voted for EU some US states such as Georgia, Texas, Florida, and Ohio have decent roadway quality (ie few potholes, etc). However the roadway quality in some states such as Louisiana, Alabama, etc have poorer road quality.
But European motorways tend to cost a lot more to use. Higher fuel taxes, other taxes related to owning a vehicle, and often much higher tolls (try driving the length of France and compare that with a trip the Northeast States and you'll see what I mean!) While road conditions US States vary, its nothing like the variation seen in Europe in terms of design standards, markings, signage etc.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #1108
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Are diesel pumps always black anyway all over EU at least?
Since I haven't been to all 27 states so far, no idea.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #1109
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It's usually yellow in France, I actually thought it was the standard color for every state in the EU ! E95 (named SP95 here) is always green though, with no exception.

I agree we should make this standard in every state. I mean, what's the big deal calling SP95 E95 ? We already do that with E10.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #1110
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Just thought I'd at that Northern Ireland has a separate numbering system to the rest of the UK. The duplicate numbers don't cause a lot of problems.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #1111
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That's different again, because Northern Ireland is apparently sth special within the UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and it's also physically separated from GB.

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That's different. Interstates are nationwide, Italian provincial roads are operated by each single province. I don't doubt there are many local roads with the same name in different US state, but they are supposed to be. Interstates are not.
Exactly. For example, there's just one A1 in both Germany and France.

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Old January 18th, 2011, 08:32 AM   #1112
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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #1113
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I've never seen yellow for diesel in France, just black..
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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #1114
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Indeed, the forumer from Huesca is right when he says that mileposts here are in metric.

In the UK, the only thing not in metric are distance signs and speed limits, even in general conversation, metric is slowly taking over, in fact, being part of a younger generation, I have no idea whatsoever how long an inch is, or how big a pint is, but I do understand miles.


What I don't get is why some people want to change the side of the road in the UK, or anywhere else, I think that would just be a huge waste of money, and be pointless. I would like full metrication though.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #1115
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It would be on an island like it is the case with the UK, the situation is different where you have borders between countries driving on different sides. Thats not really the case in Europe if I remember correctly but in quite a few places around the world. I guess there it would pay off to change sides.

Why it is forbidden by law to use metrics for distances is something probably only Britons can understand and maybe not even they can.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:58 AM   #1116
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On the last point, let's not go there.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #1117
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I voted EU (and proud).

It's true that US highways can boast a million lanes, but EU highways in general are far 1) safer, 2) better signposted, 3) better lit and 4) better surfaced. Even in my home country of the UK, the highways (motorways) are generally of better quality. None of the highways or expressways here in South Florida would even be able to achieve motorway classification. There are too many exits, merge lanes are not long enough and safety is a complete and utter joke.

The US has some great roads, but it cannot hold a candle to the highways of countries such as Germany, France or the Netherlands. If the UK had more motorways, I'd say the UK too, only the UK just doesn't have enough.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #1118
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This comparison is invalid...although the US is a huge country, it is still one single country being compared against 27 nations that all have different standards, some better than others. Compare it to North America or something (although yeah EU would win if that was the case).
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Old January 19th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #1119
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I voted EU (and proud).

It's true that US highways can boast a million lanes, but EU highways in general are far 1) safer, 2) better signposted, 3) better lit and 4) better surfaced. Even in my home country of the UK, the highways (motorways) are generally of better quality. None of the highways or expressways here in South Florida would even be able to achieve motorway classification. There are too many exits, merge lanes are not long enough and safety is a complete and utter joke.

The US has some great roads, but it cannot hold a candle to the highways of countries such as Germany, France or the Netherlands. If the UK had more motorways, I'd say the UK too, only the UK just doesn't have enough.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #1120
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It seems to me that this kind of polls has a very predictable outcome, given that not many people drove on both EU and US motorways: Europeans vote for EU roads, Americans for US roads.
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