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Old June 26th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #1581
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Is that it? Judging by the reputation of Austrian signage I was expecting it to be way worse than that.

Thanks bogdymol
I was also expecting to be worse before my trip last winter, so I carefully studied my entire route on google maps, especially which lane should I choose at each interchange But it went very well (except one time near Wels when the autobahn had 4 lanes or something like that... I was in the second lane, and the first 2 lanes were taking right instead of going straight ahead, but I realised that about 500 m from the actual interchange so I changed the lane).

Anyway, IMO German and US-Interstates signage are the best.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #1582
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Co to są te półkola przy pasie awaryjnym? Nigdy czegoś takiego nie widziałem.

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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #1583
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What are these semi-circle at the emergency lane? Never seen anything like it.
In Italy they are used to set maximum speed when there is fog. If you see only one circle = 40 km/h, two circles = 60 km/h.

Again with Google Translate: We Włoszech są używane do ustawienia maksymalnej prędkości, gdy jest mgła. Jeśli widzisz tylko jedno koło = 40 km / h, dwa koła = 60 km / h.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #1584
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In Italy they are used to set maximum speed when there is fog. If you see only one circle = 40 km/h, two circles = 60 km/h.

Again with Google Translate: We Włoszech są używane do ustawienia maksymalnej prędkości, gdy jest mgła. Jeśli widzisz tylko jedno koło = 40 km / h, dwa koła = 60 km / h.
Same in Austria. In France they use the interrupted lines of the BAU (Bande Arret Urgence - hard shoulder)
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:24 PM   #1585
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Here are some pictures taken by myself in Febrary this year on A1 Wien - Salzburg motorway showing the signage:

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Hmmm. If I were just looking at the place names, I'd think the road to Salzburg and the one to Linz were about to split - i.e., that left lanes were going to Salzburg and right ones to Linz.

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Same criticism: are Salzburg, Linz, the Voralpenkreuz and Allhaming all straight ahead for now?


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Greece and Turkey?? How far is it from here to Turkey? And what's SG?

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I've just found 2 more picture taken in the other direction:

Way too much going on here, in my opinion....

Just my two cents....
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #1586
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It seems that this evening I'm flooding this thread with pictures. On A13 near Innsbruck I noticed that there were many escape lanes for trucks:









I'm ignoring the signs and admiring the scenery now. :-)
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1587
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And what's SG?
Singapore.

But that's not what they wanted to indicate I suppose

They meant SCG - Serbia and Montenegro (Crna Gora), which was the name of Serbia for a brief period between Yugoslavia and the independence of Montenegro in 2006. SCG as a name and country code only existed between 2003 and 2006.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 02:26 AM   #1588
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I don't know what's your problem with Austrian road signage. Okay, there is a lot of information, but then in an area like Vienna you simply need it. I mean it's in a border area and people travelling to Hungary, Slowakia or Czech Republic actually need to know where to drive. Plus these highways have an intracity function too. So they need a lot of signage to direct to local places.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #1589
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Those considerations are not unique to Austria. There are ways the information could be presented more clearly. (And are the Greece and Turkey really necessary?) Just expressing an opinion, sorry if I caused offense....
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:07 AM   #1590
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Those considerations are not unique to Austria. There are ways the information could be presented more clearly. (And are the Greece and Turkey really necessary?) Just expressing an opinion, sorry if I caused offense....
There is a lot of traffic coming from and going to Turkey on that stretch of road. As for Greece... I always take the ferry from Ancona, Italy.

Turkish lorry drivers do have a habit of getting lost easily, and with road signs like they have in Austria, it's easy to understand why .

I heard a story once about a Turkish driver setting off from Turkey with a load for Gibraltar. He puts the destination on his satnav, and off he goes. He ended up in Gibraltar, UK - just outside Newcastle, while his load was assigned for Gibraltar - the rock in southern Spain. It never occurred to him. Not even when he had to take a ferry and started driving on the left-hand side of the road as soon as he got off the ferry....

You are absolutely right about the signs in Austria. You got my vote!
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #1591
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I heard a story once about a Turkish driver setting off from Turkey with a load for Gibraltar. He puts the destination on his satnav, and off he goes. He ended up in Gibraltar, UK - just outside Newcastle, while his load was assigned for Gibraltar - the rock in southern Spain. It never occurred to him. Not even when he had to take a ferry and started driving on the left-hand side of the road as soon as he got off the ferry....
A similar story hit the news in Italy a couple of years ago, where Scandinavian tourists wanted to see Capri, the wonderful island off the coast of Naples, but misspelled it on the gps and ended up in Carpi, a sleepy industrial town near Bologna... and they hadn't a clue! Or the one about my former collegue who had to go to Konstanz, Germany and booked a flight to Constanta, Romania (both are colled Costanza in Italian), and realized her mistake only when she landed...
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #1592
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A similar story hit the news in Italy a couple of years ago, where Scandinavian tourists wanted to see Capri, the wonderful island off the coast of Naples, but misspelled it on the gps and ended up in Carpi, a sleepy industrial town near Bologna... and they hadn't a clue! Or the one about my former collegue who had to go to Konstanz, Germany and booked a flight to Constanta, Romania (both are colled Costanza in Italian), and realized her mistake only when she landed...
I had a colleague driver once - who for obvious reasons did last long at our company. On his first job my boss sent him to Madrid with a load, and off he went. The next day he phoned up, he couldn't find the street. It turned out he has driven to Milan, and got the two city's mixed up...

Another one, also on his first day (and his last) - he phoned my boss out of bed at night... He couldn't find his way to Dover and got lost somewhere in Kent...
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Old June 29th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #1593
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I read somewhere on the Internet that a British couple wanted to go to Sydney, Australia and booked some flights to Sydney NS, Canada.

Back on topic, who cares for Singapore in Austria? Besides that, the oval should read now SRB.
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I read somewhere on the Internet that a British couple wanted to go to Sydney, Australia and booked some flights to Sydney NS, Canada.
They were Italian

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I continue on the Roadside Rest Area.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #1596
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This looks photoshopped. Why would they replace SLO with anything? (I think Singapore is SGP, btw)
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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:03 AM   #1597
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This looks photoshopped. Why would they replace SLO with anything? (I think Singapore is SGP, btw)
Believe me, it's not photoshopped. I was driving the car and I asked my father to take this picture for me (and for SSC ). You can also see the sign in this video @11:27



And SG is Singapore
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1598
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I believe all or most of these signs are replaced now. They are definitely all replaced around the Salzburg airport area...
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The second Tauern Tunnel tube will be opened at 12.45 hrs.
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The second Tauern Tunnel tube will be opened at 12.45 hrs.
I'd go and take a look, but I've got a terrible backache at the moment, and it's pissing down with rain...
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