daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 12th, 2013, 10:54 AM   #3161
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 9,878
Likes (Received): 1364

Few weeks ago I saw an ambulance van stuck on A8 veeeeery long stau, no Rettungsgasse has been formed and not many tried to form it as if it is not their problem.

You know ...
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 12th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #3162
thun
Registered User
 
thun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,829

Germany (theoretically) has the Rettungsgasse for ages. That said, the Austrians did an excellent job publicity-wise when introducing it last year - hence nowadays Austrians are probably more aware of when and how to open one up then Germans.
__________________
Folglich mein TagesTipp => Es genau so hinzunehmen wie ich es sagte. Notorisches Widersprechen wird nichts bringen. Ehrlich! Vertraut mir da voellig!
__________ __________ __________
thun no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #3163
Blackraven
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Makati (in the Philippines)
Posts: 2,294
Likes (Received): 234



Oh so that's what's going on......
Blackraven no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #3164
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

Quote:
Originally Posted by thun View Post
Germany (theoretically) has the Rettungsgasse for ages. That said, the Austrians did an excellent job publicity-wise when introducing it last year - hence nowadays Austrians are probably more aware of when and how to open one up then Germans.
They are. But A1, A12, A13, A4 and A10 are major transit routes full of foreign vehicles who are not aware of the scheme, even though ASFINAG has provided leaflets in several languages at petrol stations.
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #3165
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19388

left lane truck ban

There will likely be a ban on trucks on the left lanes on motorways with 3 or more lanes per direction to reduce accidents. Statistics show trucks are more often engaged in traffic accidents when driving on the far left lanes of wide motorways. Such lane bans are already in effect in many European countries. Trucks will not be banned from passing on the second lane from the right.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #3166
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19388

A9 Tunnelkette Klaus

The "tunnel chain" Klaus will be duplicated, works started Friday. The € 180 million project will construct second tubes at this tunnel route of A9. It is part of a scheme to double nearly every tunnel in the main motorway and expressway network to 2 tubes. There are 4 tunnels over 6.3 kilometers, which are used by 18 000 vehicles per day. The expansion to two tubes will reduce congestion and improve traffic safety.

The new tunnels will be equipped with the Thermoscanner, a device that scans trucks for overheated components, to reduce tunnel fires. This approach has been highly succesful at other tunnels. The tunnels will also be equipped with the "AKUT" device, a sound monitoring application that registers unusual sounds (such as breaking glass) to warn the traffic control center of any possible incidents, so incidents are detected quicker, which can save lives.

All tunnels along A9 will be twin-tube by 2019.
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

Deadeye Reloaded liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 05:54 AM   #3167
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
There will likely be a ban on trucks on the left lanes on motorways with 3 or more lanes per direction to reduce accidents. Statistics show trucks are more often engaged in traffic accidents when driving on the far left lanes of wide motorways. Such lane bans are already in effect in many European countries. Trucks will not be banned from passing on the second lane from the right.
I have never seen a lorry on lane 3 or up in Austria.
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #3168
bogdymol
bogdymod
 
bogdymol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 11,182

I've never seen a truck on 3rd lane in any country.
__________________
Lived, Been, Drove in: A B BG BiH CH CZ D DK E F FIN FL GBZ GR H HR I IRL L M MNE P PL RO RSM S SK SLO SRB UK V
+ Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates & United States of America
my clinched highways
My wife has just started a travel blog. Check it out here: makeitcount.blog
bogdymol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #3169
cinxxx
I ♥ Timişoara
 
cinxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: München
Posts: 22,236
Likes (Received): 18299

I saw in Germany on the A9...
cinxxx no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 11:41 AM   #3170
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

In most European countries there is a 7.5 tonnes ban on lane 3 and up anyway. I always assumed this would be the case in Austria as well, especially since I've never seen a lorry on lane 3. There's a full lorry overtaking ban on the A12 between Kufstein and Innsbruck.

I see them on lane 3 in Britain sometimes, even though it's illegal, but especially Irish lorries seem to be going like hell sometimes. For 7.5 tonnes it was I think only in 2003 when they got limited. Before that they were flying past at 130 kph like anyone else. At times they'd go to Germany thinking they could do the same, but obviously Herr Polizist is not amused, as the limit there is 80 kph for anything above 7.5.
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #3171
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Quote:
Originally Posted by bogdymol View Post
I've never seen a truck on 3rd lane in any country.
I saw it once in Slovenia... going uphill!
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #3172
Fane40
Landes-40-SW of F.
 
Fane40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dax
Posts: 204
Likes (Received): 17

Quote:
Originally Posted by bogdymol View Post
I've never seen a truck on 3rd lane in any country.
Ever seen several times Spanish trucks overtaking on the third lane on the Bordeaux bypass. Especially fridge trucks.
They don't care, our police is more concerned about speed limits.
But never seen elsewhere.
Fane40 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #3173
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,455
Likes (Received): 2185

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verso View Post
I saw it once in Slovenia... going uphill!
What Slovenian motorway has 3 lanes?
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #3174
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Uphill all of them.
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #3175
hofburg
middle lane hogger
 
hofburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Gorica
Posts: 3,270
Likes (Received): 464

instead of shoulder of course, it's not a proper lane, it's narrower
hofburg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #3176
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

No, but it's enough for slow trucks; actually it's meant exactly for them.
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #3177
Wiener.Blut
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 209
Likes (Received): 124

Quote:
Originally Posted by Road_UK View Post
They are. But A1, A12, A13, A4 and A10 are major transit routes full of foreign vehicles who are not aware of the scheme, even though ASFINAG has provided leaflets in several languages at petrol stations.
There are also signs on motorway explaining how to build it, however they are not very clear and lot of foreigners are not informed how to build it. I think that "Rettungsgasse" should be introduced internationally.
Wiener.Blut no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #3178
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,490
Likes (Received): 2102

I certainly hope not. Emergency lane is there for a reason, no need to introduce a complex scheme everyone must follow to the letter, when there is already one when nobody has to do anything.
g.spinoza está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #3179
volodaaaa
Registered User
 
volodaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 3,231
Likes (Received): 1748

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiener.Blut View Post
There are also signs on motorway explaining how to build it, however they are not very clear and lot of foreigners are not informed how to build it. I think that "Rettungsgasse" should be introduced internationally.
Austrian scheme leaflets have been issued also in Slovak language and been introduced in Slovak media. I was indeed surprised when I saw drivers attempting to form it on D1 motorway near Trnava. So I basically think - it is a good idea to make it international.
__________________
Been/drove my car in: SK, CZ, D, A, H, PL, I, F, E, RSM, CH, FL, SLO, HR, SRB, BiH, MK, GR, BG, RO


rheintram liked this post
volodaaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #3180
KingNick
Make Wu'bar Great Again
 
KingNick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,035
Likes (Received): 8709

Quote:
Originally Posted by g.spinoza View Post
I certainly hope not. Emergency lane is there for a reason, no need to introduce a complex scheme everyone must follow to the letter, when there is already one when nobody has to do anything.
There are no emergency lanes in tunnels and outside tunnels they might be blocked by cars that broke down. Studies in Germany showed that ambulances arrived quicker at a crash site with a Rettungsgasse formed than without.
__________________
Europa per gli europei
KingNick no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
austria

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium