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Old December 14th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by muc View Post
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?
And some textual signs are gradually turning to symbols, like "PED XING". That is not English any more, but a symbol consisting of seven known letters.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by shpirtkosova View Post
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.
Unlikely, since older Irish warning signs (and directional signs) were pretty much identical to the pre-Worboys British signs.

For example, there used to be a warning sign on what is now the R612, before the junction for Myrtlevile/Fountainstown, which was almost identical (except for pointing to the right!) to this old English sign:

This guide shows the older style of Irish warning signs, which had a red triangle on top of a pole, with symbols and text beneath:

Compare these old directional signs from Ireland and the UK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OC...reasign049.jpg (Ireland)

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