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Old August 19th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #981
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Customs in Berlin?
Probably for trucks carrying goods from outside EU. Like port, just not for ship.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #982
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thx. i don't think that we have such.


Hey I've always wondered, why are there five electronic display signs?
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Old August 19th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #983
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So they can both sign "Stau" (traffic jam) and a maximum speed.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #984
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Customs offices were common in most German cities before Schengen existed, lots of medium and large cities still have them, so lorries don't have to do the customs procedureat the boarer but can do it before leaving.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #985
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Do you guys know what kind of paint is most popular on motorways in Europe? Are they just regular paint or are they kind of like plastic that is melted onto the road?
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #986
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It's a sort of thermoplastic paint which is melted onto the road and is thus capable of reflecting light for greater security. Regular paint wouldn't even be visible at night.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #987
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It's a sort of thermoplastic paint which is melted onto the road and is thus capable of reflecting light for greater security. Regular paint wouldn't even be visible at night.
Around here, paint is made retro-reflective by spraying tiny glass beads onto the paint right after the paint is sprayed on.

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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #988
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In the Netherlands they mostly use the thermoplastic paint that they burn on the road. I don't know lots of roads where they use regular paint. In the US I didn't see any thermoplastics at some roads, they still use regular paint there
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Here are my pictures of German autobahns. I could take more of them, if only the weather weren't too bad:

A12/A10 Dreieck Spreeau



A10/A13/A113 Kreuz Schönefeld





A2/A10 Dreieck Werder





A2



Ooow, now were talking.





A30/A31 Kreuz Schüttorf



A30 to Amsterdam (NL)



Main road Nr.67







A31 . At this picture taking moment, I was listening to some Dutch radio station.



A30. 1 hour of driving till Bremen.



A30/A1 Kreuz Lotte/Osnabrück



Driving through Bad Oeynhausen till A2, since the bypass isn't done yet.





Again A2.





A2 near Hannover.



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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #990
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Nice pics RipleyRV, reminds me of my trips to Berlin. That last bit of the A2 approaching Berlin is great, three lanes and straight as an arrow. I got delayed at Bad Oeynhausen every single time I drove there, are they working on the bypass yet?
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I got delayed at Bad Oeynhausen every single time I drove there, are they working on the bypass yet?
Work (should) start next month.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #992
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #993
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Ripley was driving an RV
My experience with Bad Oeynhausen isn't that bad. I guess I was lucky
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In the Netherlands they mostly use the thermoplastic paint that they burn on the road. I don't know lots of roads where they use regular paint. In the US I didn't see any thermoplastics at some roads, they still use regular paint there
Yup we have them.



They are about VERY narrow compared to German highways though. I believe the normal white dashed lines on the autobahn is 15 cm wide (6 inches). On American highways, standard for nearly all highway markings (white dashed, side markings, etc.) are 4 inches wide, about 10 cm. The material is probably the same though, glass beads are also sprayed onto the paint while it's being melted.

If you look closely at the picture though, you will notice that the markings have little bumps on them. There's a special machine that Washington uses that thickens the paint at intervals to create a vibration when cars run over it. Are those in use in Germany? I remember seeing some Netherlands highways using them.
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They're not in use on the section I usually travel in Germany (Puttgarden-Mulhouse via HaFraBa), but Sweden, Denmark and France use a similar technique.
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@HAWC1506: luckily the US uses thermoplastic markings for the new roads, but lots of old ones still have the regular paint (like the US 395 north of Spokane). In Alaska they mostly use the regular paint, but they have made small holes in the road along the white line, so you do feel it when you get of the road. Like over here
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http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q...5/IMG_1837.jpg

Just curious what do those signs between the variable speed signs indicate?
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G5man : It means trucks are forbidden to overtake cars.

HAWC1506 and Morsue : I confirm France uses these bumps extensively on its roads. I've seen some in the Netherlands and Germany as well.
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Just curious what do those signs between the variable speed signs indicate?


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G5man : It means trucks are forbidden to overtake cars.
Actually it means that it's warrantable to overtake cars and trucks.

If it would be forbidden, than it would look like this:


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