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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #721
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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.
Well, could be worse…



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Old August 26th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #722
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Always funny: the "don't turn right" in front of an acceleration lane merging
(this one taken on Corsica island).

Does this signs still esist in France? In Italy was abolished, together with many other changes, with the highway code reform in 1992.
And since when there is a motorway in Corsica?
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Old August 26th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #723
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In Italy we often see the sign "tutte le direzioni", it's not weird. IMHO they should write it both in local language and in English, otherwise it would be useless to foreigns.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #724
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Does this signs still esist in France? In Italy was abolished, together with many other changes, with the highway code reform in 1992.
And since when there is a motorway in Corsica?
There isn't a motorway on Corsica, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a dual carriageway
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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #725
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In Italy we often see the sign "tutte le direzioni", it's not weird. IMHO they should write it both in local language and in English, otherwise it would be useless to foreigns.
But is M-30 (Madrid). Lots of comedians talks a lot about M-30 like how the people get lost in there…!!

For that reason, "[M-30] All directions" is weird…!
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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #726
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There isn't a motorway on Corsica, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a dual carriageway
I see that in Morocco…!
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #727
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^ Almost the same in Scotland:

Can you get out of that one way street safely when there is a bus at that stop?
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #728
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Can you get out of that one way street safely when there is a bus at that stop?
Good question.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #729
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Probably not, you just have to wait I guess
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #730
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Scotland again:

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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #731
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Thats normal in the UK too
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:01 PM   #732
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Thats normal in the UK too
I love UK signage. It's so clear that even the most blind or stupid driver will know what to do.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #733
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Those particular signs are put up when you're meant to stop before the light, such as there, sometimes they're further back
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #734
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I found some weird signs on some Autobahn here in Germany: "mindestens halber tacho". I had literally no idea on what did they mean until I surfed the web. Basically it's a rule of thumb saying that braking distance should be (in meters) half of the velocity (in km/h).

I find this 1-unclear for foreigner, 2-unclear for locals, 3-wrong, since braking distance increases with the square of the velocity, not with the velocity itself.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #735
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Translation: Elderly people on the carriaggeway, reduce your speed!
Why should elderly people slow down? [joking]
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #736
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Thats a commons in the UK. Its like the warning children sign, but for old people
Hyacinth: Mind the old lady on the pavement.
Richard: I'm not going on the pavement.
Hyacinth: Supposing she suddenly leaps off.
Richard: How many old ladies *do* make sudden leaps?

Brits, or American PBS fans, of a certain age or of a certain taste in TV may remember this....
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #737
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Keeping up Appearances? Hyacinth isn't a common name.

I am too young to remember the original run, but there are repeats quite often
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #738
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Of course! A classic. (Since you posted, I found the exact quote on line and fixed my post. Everything's on line now. Bloody brilliant, the Internet....)
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Old August 28th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #739
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I was driving on I-285 west of Atlanta yesterday, and the changeable message sign said:

EXIT 10
6 MILES
TRAVEL TIME 4-6 MINUTES

Hmm... isn't six miles in four minutes 90 mph/145 kph?
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Old August 28th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #740
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Maybe it's based on actual traffic speed. i.e. most people were driving too fast
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