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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #841
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Ah, this is where I saw something written on noise barriers!
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #842
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There is another place where there are things written on the noise barierrs: at the Austrian A2/S1/A23 interchange:

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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #843
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gosh, one would never say this is in Austria! everything is somehow... khm, logical, clear, understandable.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #844
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gosh, one would never say this is in Austria! everything is somehow... khm, logical, clear, understandable.
Before I had taken my first trip as a driver in Austria I've read many posts in this thread and everyone was complaining that the signs are awful, but I must say that now, after 2 long trips on Austrian autobahns as a driver, Austrian signage is very simple and clear.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #845
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Rather rare: German sign including a foreign language.

In Austria, there is a similar one for trucks, but with a drawn gear-stick movement (from 5th to 2nd gear) instead of text :-)

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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #846
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Rather rare: German sign including a foreign language.

In Austria, there is a similar one for trucks, but with a drawn gear-stick movement (from 5th to 2nd gear) instead of text :-)
that Austrian way is much more recognizable. i saw it on B310.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #847
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I have a photo of such sign done in Slovenian way, although it is a little less international...

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Old December 11th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #848
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There are actually signs with drawings of lowering gear shift in Bulgaria too (I couldn't find pictures though), but somehow strangely, there's this sign in German on the main road near the seaside, linking Varna and Burgas. Actually, it's doubled by a sign in Bulgarian few meters before it.



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Old December 11th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #849
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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.
ad 3 - This is not referring to the braking distance, but to the distance you should keep to the car that's driving in front of you. The car in front of you cannot stop in an instant. It has (very roughly) about the same braking distance as you have.
So the distance you should keep to the car in front of you is not depending on your braking distance but on the reaction time you need to react on a braking manoevre of the car in front. That distance increases in linear fashion with increasing driving speed.
In average your reaction time will be about 1s. Your distance should give you twice that time, so 2s. The amount of metres you travel in 2s is about half the amount of km/h that your tachometer indicates.

So if you are driving 100km/h 50m distance should give you about 2s reaction time if the car in front of you starts braking.

ad 1 and 2 - Such signs are meant as advice and to let drivers remember what they learnt in driving school. You are required to keep appropriate distance all the time everywhere - not only where such signs appear. It's more like a "don't drink and drive" type of billboard than an actual traffic sign.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #850
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Old December 11th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #851
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Rather rare: German sign including a foreign language.

In Austria, there is a similar one for trucks, but with a drawn gear-stick movement (from 5th to 2nd gear) instead of text :-)
A similar but simpler sign is shown in several places in Norway:



There are interesting signs on private roads:

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Old December 12th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #852
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This sign was removed a while ago.

Welsh version says I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated, as explained here.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7702913.stm
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Old December 12th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #853
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Thats in the old town in Bratislava you can find this.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #854
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In Panska street (Gentlemen street)
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Old December 17th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #855
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I saw this one several times on my own. Sromów is close the old DK-2/92 (near Łowicz). Muzeum Sromów stands for "the Sromów museum", but may also stand for "the museum of vulvas" ("srom" in Polish = vulva)


“La prune” stands for a familiar word in French meaning “the fine”. With “Contrôles radar frequents”, it’s even clearer

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a Hungarian village, the name of which means “prick” in Polish
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"Richtgeschwindigkeit" should be the default system in all EU motorways & expressways & lane indiscipline should be harshly fought! Down with radars on motorways!

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Old December 18th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #856
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An old Spanish crosswalk sign, from the '80s in Elche (in the old N-340 E-15 by-pass) http://g.co/maps/p7zxv

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@ Peines & other Spaniards: let's see if you understand this TYPICAL Venezuelan roadsign

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Old December 18th, 2011, 02:43 AM   #858
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Sega = handjob in Italian


Orgia = orgy
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Bastard


Devil's house


Gnocca = pussy or hot girl


Beautiful ass


Dead man


Dead woman


Cazzo = dick


Don't stop for go with prostitutes. fines up to 500€












except emergency vehicles for emergency




An ******* who phoned while driving got creashed.


Sanremo: tunnel sometimes not lit.


Somewhere in Belgium:
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Near Pavia
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Milan: 30kph on an expressway!
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Beware: surveilled traffic light
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Orino = I urinate


This appears in hundreds of websites in Italy: it had absolutely no sense and I doubt if it's for real or not.
If is real is very old: that kind of stop signs aren't used since 1992 and the A14 Bologna-Canosa motorway doesn't have any sense after, in 1973, the section Canosa - Taranto was classificated also part of A14.


Codroipo (UD): don't drink and drive


It means pussy in Italian. I don't know in which country is.


It means dicks in Italian


Norway: beware of polar bears




Don't spit on the ground. This signs can probably date back to 1940s or 1950s.


Sant'Agata di Militello, sicily


Hand made sign






Rosarno is a town in Calabria known for conflicts between mafia gangs.
SGC=Strada di Grande Comunicazione (expressway)


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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #859
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@ Peines & other Spaniards: let's see if you understand this TYPICAL Venezuelan roadsign

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