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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #641
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That's incorrect. You can't say what countries use which design. There are more designs to be seen in one country. For example the Netherlands. As far as I know there are at least 7 types of Traffic lights (Vialis Classic, Vialis Vialina, Groenpol, Siemens, Alustar, Futurit, Futura).

The only thing you can state is that each country uses it's own system. For example, using a black background shield or not (and which sort?), the type of arrows or pedestrian symbols, using the colour scheme of green-yellow-red-green or with red/yellow and then green, et cetera

Besides, in your scheme you say Belgium. That's not correct. That one is the new Dutch design by Vialis: the Vialina

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Looks more like the Dutch ones


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some old traffic lights from eastern germany,today still in use
That's actually not true. What you see here is a brand new LED traffic light from Berlin. Since the eastern Berlin's 'ampelmann' has become iconic for the city of Berlin, they decided to make it Berlin's standard symbol for pedestrian lights. So it's not necessarily old
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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #642
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That's incorrect. You can't say what countries use which design. There are more designs to be seen in one country. For example the Netherlands. As far as I know there are at least 7 types of Traffic lights (Vialis Classic, Vialis Vialina, Groenpol, Siemens, Alustar, Futurit, Futura).

The only thing you can state is that each country uses it's own system. For example, using a black background shield or not (and which sort?), the type of arrows or pedestrian symbols, using the colour scheme of green-yellow-red-green or with red/yellow and then green, et cetera
Of course I mean symbols, not the manufacturer of traffic lights.

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Besides, in your scheme you say Belgium. That's not correct. That one is the new Dutch design by Vialis: the Vialina

Looks more like the Dutch ones
My parents did this photo in Belgium:

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=510&pictureid=43058[/IMG]

So they are similar to Dutch.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #643
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That's correct. The Belgians use/used the same sort of design, but different traffic light-models. They use Futurit and the Dutch hardly never do. Nowadays the Belgians start to let go of the black background shields so there goes another bit of Dutch resemblence

And the picture you used for Belgium in your scheme was just incorrect. Just stating
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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #644
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And the picture you used for Belgium in your scheme was just incorrect. Just stating
Thank you, my mistake
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #645
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Some traffic disturbing in Lithuania, by turning red with a table with green arrows:















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Old May 21st, 2014, 09:27 PM   #646
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some from Newark,NJ

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Old September 27th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #647
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How is it in your country - where are the traffic lights installed: before intersection, after intersection, above lanes?

In Lithuanian old intersections (till 2012) we had traffic lights before and after intersection (rarely above lanes):

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1613&pictureid=49249[/IMG]

In new intersections (since 2012) there are only traffic lights before intersection (in many cases both - on the side and above lanes):

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1613&pictureid=49251[/IMG]

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Old September 27th, 2014, 11:32 AM   #648
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usually before, side and above.

http://harita.yandex.com.tr/?ll=29.0...52980881611486

http://harita.yandex.com.tr/?ll=29.0...59357879598586
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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #649
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Some of the different types of traffic lights in Caracas, Venezuela




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Old September 28th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #650
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Some of the different types of traffic lights in Caracas, Venezuela




No dubbing after intersection?
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Yes, there are dubbing in all the intersections
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Old September 29th, 2014, 08:09 AM   #652
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Old September 29th, 2014, 04:24 PM   #653
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How is it in your country - where are the traffic lights installed: before intersection, after intersection, above lanes?
Finland: Before yes, after usually, above sometimes.

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=60.15257,...70.93,,1,-4.16

This is the most typical setup at smaller intersections:

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=60.19719,...37.71,,0,-5.05

The first light is always the primary one. The remaining ones are repeaters for visibility. Small light are sometimes used instead of repeaters behind the intersection:

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=60.181445...74.65,,0,-0.91

In the rural areas, white collars are often in use to improve visibility:

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=60.372812...3,35.8,,1,1.12

In a few spots in Helsinki, special traffic light for buses are in use. They are similar to the ones used at the railroad crossings, but they are turned only when a bus is approaching. In this place, there is a street reserved to the prioritized bus route 550:

https://maps.google.fi/?ll=60.225981...205.84,,0,5.83
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Old September 29th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #654
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In Italy, the traffic lights are placed before the intersection, and often above the lanes.

In the old highway code (1959-1992) was prescribed that the traffic lights were repeated after the intersections but it was very infrequent (I've seen this only in Rome and some other city)
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Old September 29th, 2014, 06:25 PM   #655
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Those are shockingly small.
Can you even see the arrows from more than 25m?

Otherwise pretty funky War of the Worldsish traffic lights
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In Italy, the traffic lights are placed before the intersection, and often above the lanes.

In the old highway code (1959-1992) was prescribed that the traffic lights were repeated after the intersections but it was very infrequent (I've seen this only in Rome and some other city)
What about these Italian intersections - are these traffic lights installed by old highway code?

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=510&pictureid=50036[/IMG]

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Dubbed/repeated traffic lights are not forbidden, nor compulsory.
The lights shown in the movie are simply old, according to the old traffic code. 20 years weren't enough to change them to the new rules. That's Italy!
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Dubbed/repeated traffic lights are not forbidden, nor compulsory.
The lights shown in the movie are simply old, according to the old traffic code. 20 years weren't enough to change them to the new rules. That's Italy!
Ok... And one question about video: 0:10 and 1:30 is it allowed to turn left?? Must the drivers not wait until the left arrow goes on?
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regular traffic lights in İstanbul,








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Ok... And one question about video: 0:10 and 1:30 is it allowed to turn left?? Must the drivers not wait until the left arrow goes on?
They shouldn't turn left. I cannot see,the green arrow "left", but the alighted red light has sense only if one of the possible directions, in this case to the left, is interdicted. And also the special "turning left" lane, has sense if the maneuver is a separated phase. The right comfiguration of the signals requires two different lanterns: the first with the "straight and right" arrows, and one with the "left" arrow, having each separeted "red" lights. This would also allow the "flashing yellow" light, with meaning:"you may turn left, but giving way", if the situation allows it in case of low traffic. For instance: the lights You show on the posted picture (in Turin near "Porta Nuova" station) are also wrong, having for the different directions always the "full red" light ((shall be "red with arrows" like the third picture here above in Istanbult). But it' is not such a mess as there is no misunderstandment possible: "red" is always off, when "green arrows" are alighted.
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