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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #181
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So what's so stupid about this, if the road wasn't opened yet?
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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #182
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Is it because he's not taking enough time to admire the shiny crashbarriers?
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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #183
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I always cycle on unfinished motorways. It's the best way to take good pictures.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #184
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I've cycled over a small stretch of the A2. Back then it was closed, now it's open
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #185
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These cameras should be banned, or allowed only where the green light pulses before turning yellow/orange.
isnt the task of the orange light to warn the drivers for the red light?

theres no need for another warning sign...

but the orange light have to hold at least 3 seconds...

and theres another useful auxiliary traffic light device: the back-timer (or whatisit) what count down for the light change...

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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #186
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A few years ago, a single-carriageway two-way arterial was being duplicated. My friend's dad "mustn't have noticed" (in his words) a detour sign and drove straight over a couple of traffic cones diverting traffic from the unopened carriageway. For a few seconds, I was wondering what he was doing, and when I pointed it out, he made a U-turn and headed back to the original intersection... only to find a roadworkers' vehicle parking where the cones used to be. They let us through, but not before having a laugh.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #187
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I always cycle on unfinished motorways. It's the best way to take good pictures.
are you making long car trips to the construction sites or are there many motorway U/C near your home?

I regularly visited the U/C M0 beltway of Budapest. it was really interesting to see its contsruction...
but I have to say it is much more interesting to see it under heavy traffic...
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Old January 24th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #188
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isnt the task of the orange light to warn the drivers for the red light?

theres no need for another warning sign...

but the orange light have to hold at least 3 seconds...
3 seconds is too little time, it should be at least 4, especially, if there's a camera recording nearby. But the problem is, unless you're constantly looking right in the traffic light, you're not sure when exactly it turned yellow... which means you'll brake hardly to stop, if you know the camera is there... and that can have bad consequences, if someone's right behind you.

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are you making long car trips to the construction sites or are there many motorway U/C near your home?
Exactly what I wanted to ask.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #189
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are you making long car trips to the construction sites or are there many motorway U/C near your home?
There are/were a lot of motorway construction sites near my place. Sometimes I put bike into car if construction site (like A5 in Slovenia) is more than 30, 40 kms away. I even regularly cycled to the construction site of Pyhrn motorway in Croatia and cycled through all tunnels on Krapina-Gruškovje.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #190
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We know all, that some people shouldn't be allowed to have driving license. Here are two compilations of various traffic camera videos from Slovenian motorways, showing:
Reverse driving on motorway (geisterfahrer)
Cyclists, pedestrians and skaters on motorway

Those situations on Slovenian motorways are not very frequent, but nevertheless they are very very dangerous. How often do they happen in your country and maybe post some videos.
Once when I was walking in the CBD, I saw someone reversing on a motorway. It was at a place where a three lane carriageway forks into two two lane carriageways, the left fork is an exit to the CBD and the right fork goes into the Cross City Tunnel. The guy took the right fork and realised it wasn't where he wanted to be, so he just reversed back to the fork and took the other one. Fortunately traffic was very light at the time.

I don't have a picture of it actually happening, but here is where it happened; you can't see it very clearly because there are two other roads overpassing it, but it's that eastbound fork on the lower level. At the time, I was walking on the pedestrian walkway that you can see on the right hand side of the picture, although I was on the part of it that you can't see underneath the road.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #191
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A friend of mine took this picture on the R0 around Brussels. This idiot was actually driving backwards on the motorway!
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #192
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Oh my god... If you miss your exit, that's the worst way you can react...

Instead of driving on, he/she should've taken the next exit (won't be far on the R0 anyway) and then driven to where he/she wanted to go...

*sigh*, stupid person indeed.

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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #193
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #194
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #195
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I just knew I saw it here somewhere.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #196
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Chris, you're repeating yourself. I also immediately remembered it.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #197
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Usually, to get from one city to another in New Zealand, there are a series ot two lane roads which twist and turn according to the contours of the landscape. Blanket speed limit is 100kph. Last year though, 406 people died out of a population of 4.1 million.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #198
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3 seconds is too little time, it should be at least 4, especially, if there's a camera recording nearby. But the problem is, unless you're constantly looking right in the traffic light, you're not sure when exactly it turned yellow... which means you'll brake hardly to stop, if you know the camera is there... and that can have bad consequences, if someone's right behind you.

Exactly what I wanted to ask.
I do not know if it's a EU regulation or what but...

Courts canceled fiones here with orange set at 3 seconds. The new regulation requires five second.

Usually the traffic leghts with camera feature a countdown display which is somewhat useful.

If we stick to my small town I'd love to see people starting to move quicker than "within 5/6 seconds from the green light" like they are used to do.

A red light is apparently the best place to

a) make a call
b) check your makeup
c) play with your tie
d) pick your nose
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Old July 24th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #199
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Romanian truckdriver on a Belgian highway... Our transport minister was furious
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Old July 24th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #200
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