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Old November 14th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #101
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The hideous new "School Bus Stop Ahead" sign:
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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.
They still exist in Alberta. In fact, there are still a few in BC too, though they are rapidly becoming extinct. I've never had a problem with them. I don't know "why" they would be harder to read if it was all caps.

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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
The US and Canada have a variety of animal warning signs. The diamond warning sign would have a picture of the animal in question, then, on a rectangular tab underneath, the print version. In your example, you're describing a "livestock" (cattle) sign. Underneath the diamond sign would be a rectangular tab that generally reads "CATTLE or LIVESTOCK. It may also have XING (crossing) as well.
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Your bump sign has a blue background?
Looked through the signs and can't find the sign you feel is a bump sign on a blue background. The only two that even come close are the "stairway on L/R"
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Old November 15th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #102
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They still exist in Alberta. In fact, there are still a few in BC too, though they are rapidly becoming extinct. I've never had a problem with them. I don't know "why" they would be harder to read if it was all caps.
I don't know about harder to read, but they're ugly. Case in point: France.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #103
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Your bump sign has a blue background?
There is a bump sign in a red triangle , mostly used to warn a driver that there is a bump ahead.
There is a bump signs in blue used for when the road is raised to slow down. They can mostly be found just before the actual raised part. It actually means when driving inside and urban area you should not drive harder then 30km/h across the raised section.

Then you have the bump sign for when the road in in bad shape or has multiple bumps that are not meant to be there.:


http://www.cockie.org/uithollingoverdwars.jpg

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Old November 16th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #104
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Oh I see, your second photo explains it to me, I've never seen the blue one anywhere else.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #105
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There is a bump sign in a red triangle , mostly used to warn a driver that there is a bump ahead.
There is a bump signs in blue used for when the road is raised to slow down. They can mostly be found just before the actual raised part. It actually means when driving inside and urban area you should not drive harder then 30km/h across the raised section.

Then you have the bump sign for when the road in in bad shape or has multiple bumps that are not meant to be there.:


Maybe.....
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #106
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Old November 16th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #107
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Yellow diamond is bigger, more visible, easier to see and read and has more surface to put information.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #108
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Yellow diamond is bigger, more visible, easier to see and read and has more surface to put information.
I drove a lot in Europe and in the USA - personally did not see any difference in visibility or perception between red triangle and yellow diamond. As long as they use only pictures on the warning signs (no text), I don't care which format it is.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #109
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #110
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #111
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I prefer triangle signs, I don't understand why Ireland seems to be the only country in Europe that uses diamond shaped warning signs, I have a naughty feeling this is to define themselves from the British.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #112
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I prefer triangle signs, I don't understand why Ireland seems to be the only country in Europe that uses diamond shaped warning signs, I have a naughty feeling this is to define themselves from the British.
The triangle sing is very small, the diamond is so beautiful and visible.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #113
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I prefer triangle signs, I don't understand why Ireland seems to be the only country in Europe that uses diamond shaped warning signs, I have a naughty feeling this is to define themselves from the British.
Well, given the fact Ireland has a special relationship with the US, we share many common features. That is what most other countries fail to understand. What we have works just fine for us.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #114
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The Irish adopted their signs before the UK adopted the current signs.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:32 AM   #115
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South Africa uses triangle-shaped warning signs:-





There are some odd ones on here though - I don't think there have been any trams in South Africa for many decades.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #116
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The one in Kimberley still working?
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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #117
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The cross wind signs is similar tho the Norwegian one I think.

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Old December 11th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #118
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Interesting article on BBC news website on the history of the UK modern signs and why the design was chosen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15990443
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Old December 14th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #119
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The one in Kimberley still working?
I didn't know there was one in Kimberley... trams had gone from Cape Town by 1939, to be replaced with trolley buses.

The wind obviously blows in a different direction depending on which side of the road you drive on!
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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:28 AM   #120
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[about "no parking" and "no stoping" signs:]
Secondly, what the heck do two red lines forming a cross on a blue background mean? Not clear for beginners at all, neither for visitors, and it's quite an important sign.
I don't see why it should be unclear to beginners. You need to attend driving school classes (at least here in Germany) where - among other things - traffic signs are being taught and you need to pass a written exam.
People who fail at such a simple task of memorizing the basic traffic signs won't have a chance of ever passing such an exam and thus never get a driving license - rightfully so.
Besides - traffic signs are already taught at elementary school so every child knows them.

As for visitors - if you plan on driving in a foreign country it's your duty to familiarize yourself with the local driving rules, including signage.
Would it be easier for you to have to remember what e.g. a text like "Denke nicht einmal daran, hier zu parken!" means than the meaning of two red lines forming a cross over red background?
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