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Old August 10th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #701
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I think it was just a mistake and it should read as 9.5 Km, not 9,550 Km.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #702
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I think it was just a mistake and it should read as 9.5 Km, not 9,550 Km.
In most of Europe, a comma in a number is like a decimal point, so 9,550 would actually be right (assuming Spain follows that practice), it's just carried out to three decimal places.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 12:18 AM   #703
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In Spain a decimal-comma is use rather than a decimal-point.

Anyway, the signal looks quite old; C-xxx roads doesn't exist in Andalusia region anymore. The present signage would be A-xxx (A stands for Andalusia, not autovía nor autopista). I would think it's a road ending in a dam (so distance to the closing point is well-known), the dam being built after the road, so water finally covers the road.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #704
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I studied part of a technical career as Erasmus. One teacher took advice about the use of comma instead of a point (and upside down) by several foreing students including myself. He said he had no problem if using them but he required to separate correctly numbers and decimals to avoid confusions.
Operating on-line with my bank, they require to write numbers with point for thousands and comma for eurocents to avoid mistakes. Should you do not write it, you are requested to review the ammount and write again or correct it (and points for thousands and commas for cents)


Boltzman: About C-XXX..... could it be an old numeration?. A looooooot of years ago, after the national roads you had the "Shire roads" (carreteras comarcales). They were written as C-XXX and used the same criteria than national roads (first digit 1 to 6 depending of the zone, etc...).

They are not further used but maybe somewhere it keeps an old name of road.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #705
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Yeah, it's an old "carretera comarcal" sign. It was the road Villanueva del Duque (Córdoba province) to Tharsis (Huelva province). It's a long stretch (some 300 km) at the south of Sierra Morena range, so no idea where exactly this pic was taken (it's 30 km from Aracena at its closest point).

You can try the most accurate rout at present on Google Maps. Just go from Villanueva del Duque to Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, then to Cazalla de la Sierra, then to El Ronquillo, then to Nerva, to Calañas and finally to Tharsis.

Old C-421 road was split in mid-90's into several regional roads: present-day A-430, A-449, A-447, A-432, A-476, A-478, A-475 roads, although some stretches differ.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:50 PM   #706
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Old August 24th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #707
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The horizontal bar should mean... "Do not cross without stopping" for trucks and tanks (as the custom border signal or the toll motorway signal)
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Old August 24th, 2011, 02:26 AM   #708
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Old August 25th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #709
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I love the simplicity of this sing… and I think it's only found in Spain

"Start Obligation of put the headlights on" "Empieza la Obligación de llevar puestas las luces de cruce"


"End of obligation of put the headlights on, if don't necessary" "Fin de la obligación de llevar las luces de cruce, si no son necesarias

SIMPLE

You can find this sing in Tunnels and Carparks/Parkings arround Spain, also, in some streets.

And it's very clear, all cars use this symbol to mark headlights…



THE PROBLEM:

Foreign Tourists NEVER PUT THE HEADLIGHTS
ON. Then they get huge fines. (Typical of British tourists in Spain )
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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:20 AM   #710
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A slightly different sign is used in Portugal, but I doubt that its ever enforced, and many people ignore it
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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:19 AM   #711
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I actually once saw that circular one in Prague, down by the river side I think...
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Old August 25th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #712
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Always funny: the "don't turn right" in front of an acceleration lane merging
(this one taken on Corsica island).

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Old August 25th, 2011, 02:49 PM   #713
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@Peines You reminded me of the situation in Luxembourg:
"End of obligation of put the headlights on" or "Put the headlights on prohibited"?


The answer seems clear, but is it sure?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #714
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NATO troops in Kosovo, when deployed in Kosovo in 1999, have named certain roads/routes with the name of animals. Elephant, Lion, Snake etc. This sign shows to the NATO vehicle drivers that in this direction goes "Lion Route".
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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #715
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Madrid Motorway signs…
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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #716
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Translation: Elderly people on the carriaggeway, reduce your speed!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #717
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^ Almost the same in Scotland:

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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #718
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And what should you do when you see that sign? Don't use your horn because you might cause an heart attack?
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Thats a commons in the UK. Its like the warning children sign, but for old people
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #720
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Madrid Motorway signs…
That is . 14 numbers in a single gate. The max I have seen is 8. That's the Eisenhower interchange in Eastern Madrid, M-14 with E90.
PS: the number that is cut-off, is M-12.
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