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Old December 20th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #1401
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Just discovered the sign that pointed to N-120 to Orense and Monforte both left and right is no longer there . It was located here.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 09:40 PM   #1402
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Old January 9th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #1403
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ot: what are the solar panels used for?
Traffic cameras?
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Old January 9th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #1404
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i think is for lightening of that road sign in the middle of carriageway
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Old January 9th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #1405
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i think is for lightening of that road sign in the middle of carriageway
Exactly. (You can see the arrow glows orange)
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #1406
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Not just atrange road signs, but for me also strange fonts used on those; I only like this and similar (like the Dutch, the American etc.) when used there, I dislike the German/Swiss/Austrian ones for instances


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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #1407
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Letters are nice, but numbers (6027) are horrible.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:37 PM   #1408
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Letters are nice, but numbers (6027) are horrible.
Yeah I meant the letters ; however the Austrian ones look the tackiest
(poorly organized too)
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Old January 10th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #1409
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The new Austrian fonts are nicer (I've even seen them on one sign in Slovenia ).
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Old January 11th, 2014, 02:32 AM   #1410
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Is there any European country besides Estonia who uses Arial (especially Arial Black)? I think that is the worst one, and that font is rampant in Indonesia

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Old January 11th, 2014, 02:35 AM   #1411
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Disgusting Arial but at least it isn't COMIC SANS! (Ban Comic Sans)

I think Polish road typeface is best, especially the "S" and the "5"... The S gives impression of speed, especially nice on "Sx" road plate

Otherwise old-fashioned US typeface (as in Canada, NL) is also very nice especially the numerals, but unfortunately is more and more rare and replaced with boring "Clearview". At least in my area, they are putting Clearview for the type, but keeping old numbers for exit plate and road number plate, which is at least, OK.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:28 AM   #1412
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I think Polish road typeface is best, especially the "S" and the "5"... The S gives impression of speed, especially nice on "Sx" road plate
The Polish font is too dense, some letters like o and a are too similar when driving at motorway speed. It is also not suitable for motorway signs, you need a much larger font size than elsewhere to make them legible. Especially the exit destinations on fork signs are too small.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #1413
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Traffic accidents!!!
10 people died on this section in 2000 - 2005.

and here is Arial Narrow
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Old January 11th, 2014, 03:34 PM   #1414
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Brazil

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Old January 11th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #1415
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Wow! Curve in 3...2...1...
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Old January 11th, 2014, 04:13 PM   #1416
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Treviso (Italy): dangerous intersection, drive carefully. They were painted by the municipality few years ago in every dangerous intersection.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 04:42 PM   #1417
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Umbria region (Italy): early 1900s sign instaled by the Touring Club Italiano, before standard signs were introduced by the government.
However I think that this one is either a copy or an original restored, no way a metal plaque last outdoor 100 years in this good shape with no rust.


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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 06:26 PM   #1418
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The Polish font is too dense, some letters like o and a are too similar when driving at motorway speed. It is also not suitable for motorway signs, you need a much larger font size than elsewhere to make them legible. Especially the exit destinations on fork signs are too small.


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I think it could be countermeasured by having larger signs. S-road signs seem absurdly small, A-road signs seem okay. DK-road signs seem practically nonexistent (particularly distance signs). I've seen some overhead reassurance signs on I think S7 and the sign was narrower than the gantry it was mounted on The German signs you note seem almost the opposite problem, from having so many destinations shown, that 2nd sign seems to be taller than my house...
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Old January 11th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #1419
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Is there any European country besides Estonia who uses Arial (especially Arial Black)? I think that is the worst one, and that font is rampant in Indonesia

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What's so bad about them? They are easy to read and in my opinion they don't look bad at all...
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Old January 12th, 2014, 12:15 AM   #1420
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Well actually the normal Arial is in my least concern (yep they're quite easy to read), but its variant of the Arial Narrow and Arial Black, that is the 2 worst thing I've ever seen in roadsigns, and Indonesia has it

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-Wait, don't we have a thread who discussed fonts?
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