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Old January 19th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #501
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 12:51 AM   #502
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I guess those poor "traffic girls" are out of a job.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 07:18 PM   #503
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New trafficlight designed proposed in Flanders 3 years ago but haven't been installed yet.
(and we haven't heard about them ever since either).



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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:14 PM   #504
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why are some painted half white and some are not?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 03:52 PM   #505
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If I remember correctly, that was meant to designate whether there was a conflicting traffic flow possible in the direction of that light. So basically, if you turn left (or right in the UK) and you still have to give way to the traffic coming from the opposite direction.

I don't understand why the "evacuation arrow" light (the ones with just a single green arrow to the left in the image), which are used to show that the opposite traffic has a red light, would be half white though.

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:11 PM   #506
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Seems a bit of an over-engineered idea. By the way, where do you get those single arrow aspects? At pedestrian crossings?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:57 PM   #507
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When there is a turning lane...
Like here:


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Old January 23rd, 2011, 10:21 PM   #508
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Damn. Wrong word. Replace 'arrow' with 'amber' - or 'yellow', if you prefer.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 10:30 PM   #509
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I only know those signalling danger. Sometimes placed at short turnes but with a danger triangle. I've never seen an orange light like this on its own before!
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Old January 24th, 2011, 12:19 PM   #510
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The new led-lights that are installed today are foreseen to fit in the new design. The lights are placed slightly closer to each other.
Otherwise, I liked the design but I don't we'll ever get to see it.
About the orange traffic lights, you get to see them here as evaction lights, warning lights and pedistrian crossing lights or intersection where no safe crossing at green can be guaranteed.
Amber is used at warning lights for pedistrian crossings and railway crossings.

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Old January 24th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #511
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You also sometimes get a single amber light on its own when approaching a movable bridge. Often there's a sign indicating what they're warning for, but I know at least one example where they just used the lights and nothing else.

Also, the "evacuation arrows" aren't usually used when there are arrows used in a regular traffic light (as in the image posted above). It's used if there is a turning lane with just regular lights. In the past, the traffic light of the opposite traffic flow was often represented by having a traffic light where the bulbs were covered to only show a + shape. That way you could see which light the opposite traffic had.

If the image above had regular traffic lights (so no different lights to go left), the single green arrow light would be located on the post visible on the left that shows the light for the opposite traffic. It would go green a second or so after the opposite traffic got the red light.

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Old January 25th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #512
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Correct about the + symbol, I never learnt what it meant but I figured it out by myself. It's still found on old red & white traffic lights in downtown Leuven. The pedistrian lights over there are still blinking as well whenever they're about to turn red.
I do like the todays solution with the evacuation arrow.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #513
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Traffic light in Belo HoRIZONTE , Brazil


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Old March 7th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #514
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Traffic light in Arad, Romania:



Anything weird?

Have a closer look:



The blue traffic sign says you are allowed to go ahead or to turn right, but there is a special traffic light for those who want to turn left
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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #515
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Another Flemish-Belgian set




























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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #516
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Great, both old and new
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Old May 27th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #517
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Nice one, Wimpie. I've always liked the Benelux signals. From the stripey poles (which the UK used to have, though not the same pattern) to the round sightboards. Gotta say, I prefer the newer yellow & black Flemish scheme to the traditional Belgian red & white one though.


I really want to talk about these '+' signals. As a Brit, these are really weird. I've seen them in France before and couldn't really get used to them. I'm assuming that signal has crosses on all aspects to show the oncoming traffic signal. I believe this is to allow a protected left turn, but whats wrong with simply using a green arrow? The only difference I can see is that with a left turn green arrow, the pedestrian crossing on the street the traffic turns into must be showing the red man. I guess that with the cross, even though oncoming traffic has red, turning traffic still has to give way to pedestrians, which still have a green man. Am I right?

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Old May 27th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #518
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Yeah you're about right, and for that reason these lights aren't installed anymore in new situations. When the arrowed system was introduced in Belgium, they also adjusted the regulations. It is now stated in our road code that drivers with a green arrow have to give way to pedistreans and cyclists.
Barely anyone today remembers what those crosses really meant. Thus I'm surprised that they haven't installed a green arrow on this renovated intersection
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Old May 27th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #519
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There are also these lights with a vertical strip, horizontal strip and dot on them. Indicating wich way the traffic comes. can't really find any pic about them.

They are used for trams if I am not mistaken. But in Hasselt there are no trams and there is one still working on crossing???

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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #520
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