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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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Where is this highway?

American number plates, american signs, white line in the middle, American exit sign, up the off-ramp a (best seen if zoomed in) a European no parking sign and a white direcional sign.

Where is this? I don't get it.



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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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I say it's still somewhere in the US. I read that some state (NY?) uses some signs inspired by european ones (like the red triangle for "yield").

But I don't know... the leftmost continuous line should still be yellow, according to standards. Maybe they ran out of yellow paint !

It might also be in Canada.

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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Renault Megane in USA ?
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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #4
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That's a Pennsylvania plate, so if I had to guess it's somewhere in the middle of Pennsylvania, USA!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #5
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Canada also uses the yellow like just like in the states.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #6
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Does the white directional sign have a circle between the arrows, suggesting a roundabout?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #7
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If it's not a interstate, then the pavement marking doesn't have to follow the federal standard meaning the left most line can be white (even it's recommended to be yellow...) and the directional sign doesn't have to be green. But it still should meet the state standard.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #8
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If it's not a interstate, then the pavement marking doesn't have to follow the federal standard meaning the left most line can be white (even it's recommended to be yellow...) and the directional sign doesn't have to be green. But it still should meet the state standard.
Ahm I don't think that it's right. The yellow line is used on all roads in the US and Canada, regardless of whether it's an interstate or not.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #9
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I say it's still somewhere in the US. I read that some state (NY?) uses some signs inspired by european ones (like the red triangle for "yield").

But I don't know... the leftmost continuous line should still be yellow, according to standards. Maybe they ran out of yellow paint !

It might also be in Canada.
You mean the white triangle with a red outline? That's how the yield sign looks like in all of North America, not just NY. Unlike Europe, however, some places in North America don't put the yield sign at the entrance to a motorway. For example, in Ontario we usually have a yellow sign with two arrows, indicating "merge ahead". But whenever "yield" is used, it looks exactly like in Europe, although sometimes might also have the word "yield" inside, or the red outline may be thicker.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #10
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My guess would be somewhere in Northern Europe - with the red tile roofs and noise walls it could easily be Denmark...

Both the Exit sign and number plate are photoshopped!


The plate is from a Pennsylvanian Police car


And the sign is from a random Exit...


Case closed!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #11
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Yeah, it's definitely not Canada or USA. Besides all other indications such as the white median marking and European-shaped number plates on other cars, you could easily notice the broken shoulder line on both sides of the exit. This marking simply doesn't exist anywhere in North America.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #12
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I agree: short dashed lines could easily be translated into Denmark. Sweden has longer lines and Norway i think doesn't have 3+3 lane arrangement on motorways. Number plate is faked.
I don't know about Exit signs in Denmark, but Austria also uses Exit on exit signs rather than Ausfahrt.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #13
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Finland.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #14
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My guess would be somewhere in Northern Europe - with the red tile roofs and noise walls it could easily be Denmark...

Both the Exit sign and number plate are photoshopped!


The plate is from a Pennsylvanian Police car


And the sign is from a random Exit...


Case closed!
I think you've outdone yourself this time.

On closer inspection, the second car in the picture appears to be an Opel, which is not something you would see in the U.S.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #15
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Those plates are from the police officers' UNION, that is *NOT* an official police car.

Also, the engineering, lane striping (those short dashes on the right are common in the USA - used to set apart on and off ramps and for setting apart 'auxiliary' lanes), signage, vehicle mix and surrounding development is DEFINITELY in the USA and the scenery is consistent with the midwest or non-mountainous parts of the northeast.

BTW, the paint used for those yellow lines at the leftmost edge of the driving lanes is known to fade and I do see a yellow tint in it.

I'll dig more deeply into it, but yes, the plate does appear suspicious.

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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #16
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Just search every Exit 78 in every state on Google Earth
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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it must be Aurope because i doubt there is another place in the world where you cold see both Renault Megane and Mercedes diesel.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #18
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Looking at it more closely, the striping for that gore point is not USA-standard. In the USA, the lines at the gore point are solid.

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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #19
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May I hazard a guess that it's the UK (purely going on the markings) with the picture reversed and the required photoshop work done to complete the illusion (ie: exit sign, number plate, and mercedes type)
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #20
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What about Czechia? They use the "Exit" word too on their signs.
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