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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #61
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i think we use both in canada - though the finnish one looks more what we have but i think i have seen yellow on the outside

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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #62
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Yeah, I noticed that Canadian road marking looks more Finnish than American. Especially left turn pockets and accelerating/decelerating lanes on the motorways look very European.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #63
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i think we use both in canada - though the finnish one looks more what we have but i think i have seen yellow on the outside

cut to me paying attention when i go on my lunch break
From all the roads I've seen, at least in Ontario, Canada is exactly like the USA - yellow in the middle, white everywhere else.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #64
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As far as i know: yes, but this line shows the limit is 100km/h.

But they've gone crazy about the new road markings, all kind of messy lines are found in The Netherlands. Take a look at this:

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And the worse is: Of all these pictures, there are at least some 5 varieties each. So think of how not-uniform our roads looks. It's completely messy.
Haha, very interesting. But I don't quite understand the markings on the sides rather than the middle where both directions of travel seem to be allowed - what is that for?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #65
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Haha, very interesting. But I don't quite understand the markings on the sides rather than the middle where both directions of travel seem to be allowed - what is that for?
well: probably you're suposed to drive in the middle in both directions, and while you're passing by vehicle from opposite direction, you have place to move for safe passing by. it is allways safer to drive in the middle, then at the edge. of course, you must be fully concentrated for vehicles from opposite direction. and those tracks at the side could be for pedestrians or bicycles, too
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #66
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Haha, very interesting. But I don't quite understand the markings on the sides rather than the middle where both directions of travel seem to be allowed - what is that for?
It means you are only allowed to drive at 60km/h/40MPH.

But many drivers think you are not allowed to drive right of those markings, but you can't pass unless using the whole road width.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #67
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Oh, I know all the arguments, and needless to say, they are logical, for the most part. However, once again, the US has a big problem with centralized government projects. This is not simply conservatism, it's fundamental to the national character. Now, if states started metricating, then it would happen more quickly.
This isn't restricted to the US. People in Europe don't always like the decisions taken on a European (as opposed to national) level either. It has something to do with how far away the decision-makers are, and people get all "screw those corrupt/overpaid/power-hungry politicians in Washington/Brussels, trying to tell us what to do", but this particular issue has everything to do with conservativism and unwillingness to change.

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Also, its unwise to forget the historical relationship between W. Europe and the US. We don't have a problem with those standards because they're inherently European, instead, it's more like we have a problem with Europe telling us what to do for the last 400 years. Meanwhile, we have developed standards that work well for us, and along with this, we're powerful enough that we don't have to change.
No-one's telling you what to do. If you want to measure by body parts and things you find on the ground, that's fine, but it'd be nice if you would consider what effects this has in other places. It makes things really inefficient (think space shuttle disaster), and it's incredibly backwards. This isn't a Europe vs America thing, it's an America vs the world thing.

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Old March 8th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #68
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it's a America vs the world thing.
Yeah, but in the eyes of most Americans, there is no "rest of the world" other than Europe

If Lockheed Martin isn't using the metric system by now, they're idiots. I'm sure pretty much every other science and engineering-based company in the US does.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #69
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In Pakistan they use white as a center divider.. and yelloe on the sides



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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #70
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The Netherlands use white markings.

Yellow is only in temporary situations, with road works, or, in special cases, when a line is drawn on the pavement, it means no parking along this pavement.

In Portugal too
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #71
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yellow is the best .






yellow lines save lifes
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #72
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Special highway lanes in Beijing. Alternating yellow and white dashes.













As for the central divider, China uses yellow
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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #73
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Morocco uses white lines. Yellow lines for roadworks only.

Normal situation:
[img]http://i29.************/adcjo8.jpg[/img]

Works on road:
[img]http://i27.************/5p65y.jpg[/img]
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Old January 9th, 2010, 04:04 PM   #74
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In Denmark, the central divider is white and edges are white. Temporary markings and no stopping lines are yellow.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #75
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In Brazil, yellow lines are used to divide lanes flowing in opposite directions, while white lines are used to divide same-direction ones.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #76
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In Iceland, all surface markings are white except for side lines where parking is forbidden (only used in urban areas). The central line used to be yellow but I don't know when this was changed. On roads that haven't been repaved for a long time, one can still see faint remains of the old yellow paint.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #77
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in brazil:

yellow lines:






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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #78
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In Brazil, yellow lines are used to divide lanes flowing in opposite directions, while white lines are used to divide same-direction ones.
In the United States as well. I really like that concept, I never understood why it wasn't implemented in safety-conscious Europe.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #79
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In Switzerland normal lines are all white. Yellow is used for bicycles, bus and taxi lanes.

Example with bicycle lines.


Bus and taxi lane.

Switzerland has the following color code:
White: normal lines
Yellow: bus, taxi, bicycles lanes; pedestrian crossings
Red: Temporary signs

For parking slots.
White: Public parking.
Blue: Time limited Parking with time cards.
Yellow: Private parking.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #80
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In the United States as well. I really like that concept, I never understood why it wasn't implemented in safety-conscious Europe.
Same
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