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Old March 19th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #81
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for the rest it looks pretty much like every ''slippery'' sign

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Old March 19th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #82
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Both the skid mark comes from the same tire?
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Old March 19th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #83
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Old March 19th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #84
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I drove a lot in Europe and the North America, and to me, both red triangles and yellow diamonds stand out the same.
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That is because you learned to associate red triangles with European landscapes. Had yellow diamonds been used in Europe all these years, you would have said that yellow diamonds sit well with landscapes in Europe.
I originally grew up in Ireland, which has yellow diamonds but a 'European' landscape, ie more 'man-made'. I always felt the diamonds stand out more, whereas in Triangles seem less prominent. Maybe due to the bright yellow colour of diamonds rather than their shape, as opposed to triangles which only feature a red border but otherwise a white background.
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Old March 20th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #85
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Both the skid mark comes from the same tire?
Nope.
It's the miraculous way the skid marks cross over. Unless you snapped an axle pretty badly, it's impossible to make skid marks like that.
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Old March 20th, 2010, 10:14 AM   #86
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Unless the car is spinning, then its correct.
Anyway, that Aussie sign is the same as in most countries with the crossed skid marks
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Old March 20th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #87
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X is a common abbreviation in the English language to denote 'crossing'. For example, Kings Cross railway station in London is referred to as 'Kings X'. No offence intended but I therefore don't see the problem with its use in the USA.
No offence, for I know what it means, but you missed the point. "King X" proves the point, it could just as well be "King the tenth". It should not appear on signs, if they are to be commonly understood.
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Old March 20th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #88
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European "no stopping" and "no parking" signs are very vague. The "no parking" sign looks like it's just saying "No!" and the "no stopping" sign looks like it means "HELL NO!!!"
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Funny thing is that the one above used to be the "no parking" sign. Maybe pressure from one of the usual "hell, zat shall not be in English" nations introduced the change? (But the usual suspects use "parking", not "stationnement").
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Old November 12th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #89
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Diamond, of course !

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Old November 13th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #90
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The skid tracks swap wheels. Seen that before. Never understood the logic.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #91
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The hideous new "School Bus Stop Ahead" sign:

compared to the old one:
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Old November 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #92
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Why do they actually use capitalized letters on such signs. It's well known capitalized words are harder to read than normal words.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #93
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Why do they actually use capitalized letters on such signs. It's well known capitalized words are harder to read than normal words.
Easier to see from a distance.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #94
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Probably, but still less legible at speed. There is a reason why nearly all developed countries - including the United States and Canada - do not use capitalized fonts on their signage.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #95
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In fairness to the Americans, if someone was driving fast in a place where a sign read COW or something, they would probably be speeding.
Note: I think that the US has a picture of a cow on "warning animals!" signs, it's just an example
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Old November 14th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #96
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In Greece they use triangle warning signs:

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Old November 14th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #97
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Belgium uses Triangles, Diamonds and Circle signs...

! Note that the Belgium slippery sign has skid marks that don't cross. (wich actually makes more sense...)
As for the rest I think they are the same as in most other EU countries...
Also note tha Belgium uses Triangles inside a square shaped sign...

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Old November 14th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #98
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Your bump sign has a blue background?
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #99
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Your bump sign has a blue background?
That looks like a pedestrian crossing on a raised surface (like they have them in France); there's also a normal 'bump' sign in a red triangle (in the first row on the picture).
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #100
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Brazil uses triangles and circles signs.



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