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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:46 AM   #681
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As I know, this tunnel is already bored through for some time, so half an year should be enough to do remaining works. Works outside main tunnel are mostly in late phase of construction.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 04:45 PM   #682
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Good news: you can buy a fake half-yearly motorway sticker on black market for 10 euros.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 06:21 PM   #683
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Oops, maybe it's a 1. April Fool.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:13 PM   #684
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Well I've just noticed Slovenia plans this sticker thing and must say:
- given the country's geography, where all major transit routes go across its shortest dimension and are on average only a dozen or so kms long (most of transit will very likely try to avoid Slovenian motorways and will simply turn on the "avoid toll" function on their gps devices on the Slovenian leg of their journey),
- given the fact the country already has a working system of collecting toll via toll booths,
- given the fact trucks will be excluded from the sticker system and the toll for them will be still collected in the same way in booths (hence no substantial cost saving due to reduction of booth personel while the incovenience of slowing at toll stations will be retained for passenger cars),
it's an outright idiocy.

I also wonder about the legality of 1/2 year being the shortest period of sticker available under the EU law. Czech republic (and perhaps Austria too) used to have only a 1-year valid (and it's worth to say pretty inexpensive) sticker available when the sticker system was introduced, but it had to introduce a shorter period stickers (a 7-day and a monthly one) upon the EU pressure before its entry into the block.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:40 PM   #685
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The best thing you can do is move to Slovenia and drive around as much as you can.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:51 PM   #686
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Around Slovenia, on a F1 racing track
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 04:58 PM   #687
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Around Slovenia, on a F1 racing track
What's that problem you have with motorway to Dubrovnik? Is Croatia too small?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 09:30 PM   #688
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Today I took a photo of these two ancient signs, the only of their kind I know in Slovenia. They are situated by the first exit (Brezovica) from the Ljubljana-Koper motorway in Ljubljana. They've most probably been here since the opening of the motorway in 1979, b/c I can't remember the last time they made signs with all capital letters. They were probably inspired by Italian signs, which are still written with all caps.

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 09:53 PM   #689
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I also wonder about the legality of 1/2 year being the shortest period of sticker available under the EU law. Czech republic (and perhaps Austria too) used to have only a 1-year valid (and it's worth to say pretty inexpensive) sticker available when the sticker system was introduced, but it had to introduce a shorter period stickers (a 7-day and a monthly one) upon the EU pressure before its entry into the block.
And those are too long for truckers too...here truckers can buy 1-day vignettes...
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Old April 4th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #690
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Taken today:

Sorry for bad picture. Anyway, we also have a sign for Albania and Greece.


The air was clean, so even the Alps covered with snow were visible.


Guess where this record distance is taken.

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Old April 4th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #691
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Nice pragmatic roads and beautiful nature, take care of that
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #692
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Today I took a photo of these two ancient signs, the only of their kind I know in Slovenia. They are situated by the first exit (Brezovica) from the Ljubljana-Koper motorway in Ljubljana. They've most probably been here since the opening of the motorway in 1979, b/c I can't remember the last time they made signs with all capital letters. They were probably inspired by Italian signs, which are still written with all caps.

The blue "Keep right" sign reminds me about the Chezk an Slovak Mandatory Signs. I like the ex Yu way of using different colours for each type of road, and these colours beeing used no matter what type of road they are posted along. (f eks yellow signs beeing used at Slovenian motorways to indicate that the exit leads to an ordinary road. In Norway for instance, the motorway signs are blue no matter what kind of road they are pointing to).
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #693
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It's not only in former Yougoslavia, also in Poland we have different colors for different roads
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #694
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It's not only in former Yougoslavia, also in Poland we have different colors for different roads
I remember now it is the case for Sweden and France as well (The French signage is just messy tough). Anyway... I think this kind of signage makes it more easy to "get the picture" when driving fast, instead of just seeing blue (no mather if the sign is pointing to a narrow local road, another motorway or a main tourist attraction) like it is done up here.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #695
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I am quite a geek when it comes to signage, I know...
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #696
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It's not only in former Yougoslavia, also in Poland we have different colors for different roads
but we have more detailed system: white is city, yellow normal roads, blue expressways and green motorways.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #697
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but we have more detailed system: white is city, yellow normal roads, blue expressways and green motorways.
I ve noticed that, after spending the last four summers in Croatia, moving around by car Actually Norway also use white for local destinations. This only rarely is shown on motorway signage though.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #698
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In Italy you also don't notice interchanges between different motorways, unless you're concentrated on it. They appear almost like every other exit. Btw, the white color on that old sign would now be yellow, b/c Postojna and Dobrova are towns, not parts of towns.

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Thanks, don't worry.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #699
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Guys what's the distance between Ljubljana and Maribor?
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #700
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City-centre to city-centre about 125 km.
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