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Old January 8th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #9181
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Those are general limits stated on respective law. Local adjustments might be higher and lower than general speed limit as well. There are also some 130 kph sections in Macedonia and 160 kph sections under detailed consideration in Slovakia by now.
I thought the map shows the highest allowed speed on any road. It can't be just motorways, since the map includes many countries that don't have motorways at all.

But anyway, if what you say is true, then the map is incorrect with Finland. Our general speed limit is 80 km/h. Whenever higher (as on most motorways), the limit is always signposted.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 10:56 PM   #9182
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When did this become The Speed Limit Thread??
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Old January 8th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #9183
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Old January 9th, 2014, 01:54 AM   #9184
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I always think about this road sign. Is there anyone who can read that while on a motorway or any other road? Masterpiece of idiocy.
It is not so bad. The one that makes question is when you get added on there the "Platna" sign and then either you have to Platna if you are a car, or if you are a truck, you have to orange square (???) And if you are riding on a bus, does it have asterisk or not! First time approaching PL toll both was somewhat interesting. I come in at about 190 km/h and suddently running through a forest of signs saying all kinds of things, limitu 40, fotoradarow, pobor oplat, orange square, rumble strip, and yet, no idea many zlotych I need to dig from my pocket until the pretty woman asks!

I also liked once seeing electronic sign warning of accident on A4. I saw the diagram sign and spent long time wondering what it was. I thought at first, there is a nice beer for me to drink at km 227 until figuring out the writing

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Old January 9th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #9185
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Old January 9th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #9186
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Singapore - Malaysia Woodlands Train Checkpoint

I took this photo from Singapore, that train platform is technically in Malaysia
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Border Crossing Woodlands by adriansyahyassin, on Flickr

Inside the train who are technically located in Malaysia already, across that fence is Singapore
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Old January 9th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #9187
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Until Woodlands checkpoint opened, the border controls were at the then-central railway station (on Keppel Road). The passengers got their Malaysian entry stamps in the centre of Singapore, before even boarding the train!
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Old January 10th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #9188
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I also liked once seeing electronic sign warning of accident on A4. I saw the diagram sign and spent long time wondering what it was. I thought at first, there is a nice beer for me to drink at km 227 until figuring out the writing
Sorry for OT, but do you mean this one?

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Old January 10th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #9189
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Tak, it makes me want to find the nearest fridge...
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Old January 10th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #9190
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one of the more interesting ones

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lovely road

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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #9191
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Sorry to be a pain with these questions, but I keep reading more and having more and more questions about the 'way things were'.

Does anyone know if - for instance - people living close to the PL/CZ border had permits that allowed them to cross the border anywhere rather than just at authorised crossings? Not just PL/CZ, but any pre-Schengen European border?

I'm still trying to work out the reality on the ground - did people living close to borders really go through the formal checkpoints (or even the 'tourist' ones) every time, or did they just walk across and be damned with the consequences?
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:24 AM   #9192
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No one was allowed to cross border whereever they wanted. If someone did it, (s)he didn't go far on the other side.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 04:57 AM   #9193
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The borders were usually fenced and guarded, some better than others. Even if someone managed to pass uncaught, it was illegal nevertheless.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 05:36 AM   #9194
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The Polish-Czech border was fenced until 2007?
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Old January 10th, 2014, 06:08 AM   #9195
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I don't think so. I think he was talking about pre 90's times (but still I don't think that Polish-Czechoslovak border was fenced)

BTW: Polish-Czech border will probably change-because Czech Republic has "border debt" (Since 1958 border demarcation)-365 hectares to Poland.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:32 AM   #9196
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I don't think so. I think he was talking about pre 90's times (but still I don't think that Polish-Czechoslovak border was fenced)
Right. And as I said, some borders better than others. Surely the outer borders of SEV-area were guarded better than inner borders.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:03 AM   #9197
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one of the more interesting ones



lovely road

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one of the more interesting ones
From Western Sahara into Mauritania? or the opposite direction?
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Until Woodlands checkpoint opened, the border controls were at the then-central railway station (on Keppel Road). The passengers got their Malaysian entry stamps in the centre of Singapore, before even boarding the train!
You mean Tanjong Pagar Station right? That is one interesting border crossing, you are located deep inside the Singaporean territory, but before entering the train you must clear both Singaporean and Malaysian immigration So literally you already inside Malaysia as you wait and enters the train in the platform

Some photos of Tanjong Pagar before its closure in 2011

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From Western Sahara into Mauritania? or the opposite direction?
morocco into mauritania.

and yes the c5 has to offroad, there is no road between the two countries except for the one on the photo.
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