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Old June 28th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #341
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You'll also occasionally see crosses along roads in Virginia for the same reason. Nearly always just one at a time.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #342
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it seems that somebody in Croatia has imported some signs from Trotter & Co.

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Old July 1st, 2010, 03:05 PM   #343
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So this means you have to drive on left?
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Old July 1st, 2010, 03:31 PM   #344
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So this means you have to drive on left?
To me as an American, those signs - whether properly printed or not - just look like a red car and a black car, it doesn't actually appear to mean anything. That is one example of a situation where an American text-based signs seem (to me) to be better.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 04:50 PM   #345
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To me as an American, those signs - whether properly printed or not - just look like a red car and a black car, it doesn't actually appear to mean anything. That is one example of a situation where an American text-based signs seem (to me) to be better.
I like the American signs better, although I'm European. :P
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Old July 1st, 2010, 07:38 PM   #346
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That is one example of a situation where an American text-based signs seem (to me) to be better.
In North America basically all speak English, even the french speaking inhabitants of Canada.

In Europe, there are dozen of languages, so drawings are better, because all know (or should know) them.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM   #347
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Well symbols are better anyway, even if it's your native language, because they are understood quicker. Might only be a difference of a second but at 120km/h (75 mph) that's ~30 metres travelled. Of course you need to learn the symbols first though.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 08:16 PM   #348
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That is one example of a situation where an American text-based signs seem (to me) to be better.
Yeah, obviously the text:

Zabranjeno pretjecanje

is much better to understand than that sign
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM   #349
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Yeah, obviously the text:

Zabranjeno pretjecanje

is much better to understand than that sign
Yes but the pictorial sign could just as well mean "Caution: Multicolored traffic" or "Beware - red and black vehicles ahead"
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:11 PM   #350
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It's not that hard. Red means no passing is allowed. Everybody in Europe knows that, because our signs are all the same (give or take a few national variants).
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM   #351
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Who needs any sort of sign - text or symbols - when a double solid line is perfectly clear? :-D
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:15 PM   #352
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I second Pen's Woods. Also, text (or words per se) are like signs or symbols. They may look new at first but after some time you recognize the word. its almost like you don't need to read the word, you just know what it means by looking at it.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:24 PM   #353
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Yes but the pictorial sign could just as well mean "Caution: Multicolored traffic" or "Beware - red and black vehicles ahead"
If you have a drivers licence you know it doesnt.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:26 PM   #354
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Who needs any sort of sign - text or symbols - when a double solid line is perfectly clear? :-D
Of course, that argument doesn't work with truck passing bans on freeways.



As you see, textual signs are still a problem, with indicating when the passing bans are in force. 24/7 truck passing bans are widely unpopular.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:30 PM   #355
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Of course, that argument doesn't work with truck passing bans on freeways.



As you see, textual signs are still a problem, with indicating when the passing bans are in force. 24/7 truck passing bans are widely unpopular.
I've never heard of a truck passing ban here, which doesn't mean there aren't any. (Blanket, 24-hour bans of trucks from left lanes are getting more and more common, on the other hand.)

Slightly off topic, I'd have expected a "u" instead of an "h" with the times in Dutch.
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The "h" is very common in the Netherlands. For example, signs near gas stations say "open 24 h" or something alike.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 11:02 PM   #357
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It's not that hard. Red means no passing is allowed. Everybody in Europe knows that
Except in Napoli.
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Slightly off topic, I'd have expected a "u" instead of an "h" with the times in Dutch.
SI recommends using h.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:06 AM   #359
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SI recommends using h.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:16 AM   #360
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