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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #361
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ANOTHER PICTURE FROM MEXICO.

THESE ARE COMMON STOP SIGNS, WICH READ "ALTO" (THE EQUIVALENT OF THE ENGLISH WORD "HALT") MEXICO IS THE ONLY SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY THAT USES THAT WORD (THAT I KNOW OF), BECAUSE ALL OF THE OTHER SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES USE THE WORD "PARE" (STOP), WITH THIS ONE BEING IN THE FEDERAL DISTRICT.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #362
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HERE IN MEXICO, THE STANDARD IS "MULTI-COLOUR HIGHWAY SIGNS", BUT MOST ARE GREEN. I PREFER BLUE ONES THOUGH.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOME HIGHWAY SIGNS IN THE CITY OF MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON (I got them from skyscrapercity)

THE FIRST ONE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A WHITE HIGHWAY SIGN
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THIS ONE IS EXAMPLE OF A BROWN HIGWAY SIGN
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AND THIS ONE IS AN EXAMPLE OF BLUE HIGHWAY SIGNS, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE HARD TO SEE BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE BACKGROUND, AND THE MOST VISIBLE ONE IS AT THE LOWER RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PICTURE. THE PLACE IT WAS TAKEN IS OF AVENIDA CONSTITUCION.
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CONFUSING, ISN'T IT? WELL AT LEAST FOR FOREIGNERS IT IS. I'VE ALSO SEEN ORANGE AND YELLOW ONES
JUST BROUGHT THEM TO THIS PAGE.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #363
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We're talking about through signs on motorways (autopistas), not STOP signs (which have nothing to do on motorways anyway).
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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #364
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This is a Nuevo Leon state route sign? Very cool. The mountains are great on that sign.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #365
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This is a Nuevo Leon state route sign? Very cool. The mountains are great on that sign.
yes it is, the outline is of the "cerro de la silla" (saddle mountain), they are also used for monterrey's main arterial roads
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Old February 20th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #366
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Well, that's a great route marker. A very nice design AND it keeps the numbers large enough to read from a distance- very good indeed.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:38 AM   #367
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Well, that's a great route marker. A very nice design AND it keeps the numbers large enough to read from a distance- very good indeed.
thnaks, but my favourites will always be the german signs, i think they look so cool.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:21 PM   #368
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Arab Countries

Motorway signs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Arab Gulf Countries, Iraq, Syria and Jordan usually are in Arabic and English.
Motorway signs in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are usually in Arabic and French.

All the above countries use blue on their motorways, including Egypt (I am Egyptian). The sign in Cairo was an anomaly and refers to a regional motorway anyway - but on the national motorways you would only see blue (examples below)
Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road

Cairo-Fayoum Desert Road

A curious feature of egyptian motorways is that to save money the government often doesn't construct bridges so turning round is by making a U-turn at specific locations (take a closer look at both signs)

Not sure about Libya, but their motorway network isn't that extensive yet. We'll see what the Italians do when they start to build it in the next couple of years..
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 05:18 PM   #369
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Nice signage. Does Egypt have to work at all to keep the sand from encroaching upon the roadway?
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 05:37 PM   #370
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That that these roads have U-turns, makes them not motorways, but just dual carriageways. That's why they are not marked as motorways, and do not have the appropriate signs. Most of them do not even have an emergency lane.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #371
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The first picture shows a motorway sign. (in an unusual triangular sign).

I think a bridge or tunnel is too expensive, and if you want to cross the freeway, you turn right onto the freeway, then make a U-turn at the nearest spot, and then head back and exit at the first offramp. You see this in Baltic countries too.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 03:13 AM   #372
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The first picture shows a motorway sign. (in an unusual triangular sign).
That motorway sign in the red triangle, believe it or not, means "checkpoint" (usually military checkpoint, I guess).

I saw it on a video made by my family on their trip Aswan - Abu Simbel (which isn't a motorway). Unfortunately I can't post it because it's in a very weird format. Those signs was clearly just before military checkpoints.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #373
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I never understood why EU (at least) doesn't take a decision to have a homogeneous color in whole Europe
Travelling by car across different states is nowadays very common and to have too different signals creates only confusion in drivers
Slovakia, Balkans, Scandinavia, Ukraine, Russia... green
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Old February 24th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #374
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Norway is blue. (Look at p. 12 of this thread).
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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #375
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Darker grey signifies countries with no motorways (Greenland, Iceland etc.). If you can rule out any more of these countries, they can be added to the map.

Danmark is green !!!

Blue is only for exits....

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Old February 25th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #376
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To clear up some confusion regarding Canada (in Ontario), in general...

-Almost all new regional or city roads are signed with a BLUE sign, ie. major streets that are NOT provincial highways. Green street signs are usually older and haven't been replaced. However, regional/city owned highways are signed in GREEN (ie. the DVP)
-Almost all private roadways, including airport access roads and Hwy 407, are signed with BLUE. This is to distinguish that they are NOT a publicly-owned road. However, while this is generally the accepted rule, it is up to the discretion of the road owner.
-In parking lots (ie. at malls), most signs are usually GREEN, though malls do not follow any particular standard.
-All Ontario provincial highways (except collector lanes) are signed with GREEN directional signage, BLUE information signage, and WHITE emergency/old informational signage (ie. the ones with the brown lettering).
-Collector lanes are signed with BLUE signage to visually distinguish the difference between the collector and express lanes on the highway, so it's easier for a driver to tell what signs apply to the express and what ones apply to the collector lanes.

These are the generally practised rules, however no strict standards actually exist regarding these types of signage, except for construction signs (which are always orange).
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Old February 26th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #377
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Where I can get such map to edit it ?
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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #378
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Just use the upper map.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #379
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Thailand, all overhead motorway signs are green. Distance signs on highways are white, and are green on motorways.

Put Thailand in the green pile.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #380
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If anyone (Mateusz) wants to take over this project please feel free. You can use the map above or get a new one from Wikipedia to edit.
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