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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #23201
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #23202
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #23203
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Go ahead, try and drive in the middle of the night in pitch black without road markings or anything on a road you've never been.


@Penn's: there are signs as well.
I have done that many times. Just what you have to do to get from A to B
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #23204
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Are you sure you don't need an oval in say... Afghanistan?
For "Tour de Afghanistan" i would buy my self magnetic oval sticker, it's easy to attach or remove

BTW some traveler vans are full of oval stickers, apparently each sticker from the country they have been driven through...that is so hippie ya yey
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:55 AM   #23205
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I always see Swiss and Croat plates with the oval, as well old Belgians, Bosnian and Danish (before they introduced country code in the plate). In Trieste, where a sizable Greek community lives, I spotted few old Greek plates without oval and I think they're illegal. I also see few British cars that lack both the euroband and the oval. However, when I was a kid, my family had a car without euroband (until 1999 we hadn't them), I didn't remember seeing any oval but we went often in Austria and Slovenia and never had troubles at the border.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 02:04 AM   #23206
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Can some Romanian moterlanguage explain those jokes about roads?
http://www.timesnewroman.ro/politic/...unui-prescolar
http://www.timesnewroman.ro/politic/...-drum-de-cacat
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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:16 AM   #23207
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I always see Swiss and Croat plates with the oval, as well old Belgians, Bosnian and Danish (before they introduced country code in the plate). In Trieste, where a sizable Greek community lives, I spotted few old Greek plates without oval and I think they're illegal. I also see few British cars that lack both the euroband and the oval. However, when I was a kid, my family had a car without euroband (until 1999 we hadn't them), I didn't remember seeing any oval but we went often in Austria and Slovenia and never had troubles at the border.
My late grandfather was once fined in 1950s in Klagenfurt for driving without a YU oval on his car.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #23208
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They're still issuing British plates without the oval...
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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:48 AM   #23209
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There'll always be an England
And England shall be freeeeeee!

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Old December 5th, 2013, 05:24 AM   #23210
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Excuse me, it's Bouquet, spelled Bucket!
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Old December 5th, 2013, 06:26 AM   #23211
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They're still issuing British plates without the oval...
You mean without the Euroband? Might save having to remove it in a couple of years.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #23212
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My uncle was a vice-chief of Slovak-Serb community and have Slovak licence plates with SRB oval

By the way, there are lot of licence plates with country code too, even earlier than euroband was introduced like:








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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #23213
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Go ahead, try and drive in the middle of the night in pitch black without road markings or anything on a road you've never been.
My car has really nice high-tech invention: it's called headlights.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #23214
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This 2 need some explaining of the background on how they appeared:

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Can some Romanian moterlanguage explain those jokes about roads?
http://www.timesnewroman.ro/politic/...unui-prescolar
Ponta, our Prime Minister, was accused about 2 years ago of plagiarizing (copying) his PhD thesis. It was clear for everyone that he did it when the press showed his thesis and exactly the same words were found in other thesis published before his. He denied all the accusations, but a special commission was established to check if he is guilty or not. Beeing a Prime Minister, he nominated in that commission the people that he wanted and of course that the report stated that he is not guilty of plagiarism. Since then he is known in Romania as Prime Minister copy-paste.

Few days ago he presented to the public a so-called plan for building motorways in Romania (check the Romanian thread). Everyone says that that plan is just a political dream and that they haven't studied the traffic and etc. (what's needed to study to make a long term motorway network plan).

Now this article says that a kindergarten child recognized his drawing in the Prime Ministers motorway plan and is accusing the Prime Minister for copying his drawing and saying that he did it.

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In many places, when you exit a village/town on the road, there's often installed a sign saying "Drum bun". In Romanian this means "Have a nice trip", but the exact words are Drum=road and bun=good. So you can also translate it to "good quality road". Now they say that they will change the sign to "Drum de căcat" which means "shitty road". They will do this to stop the confusion and so that drivers will know that the road ahead is not good, but full of potholes and etc.


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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:05 PM   #23215
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Georgia is interesting. Its official code is "GE", but they put "GEO" on plates.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #23216
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Georgia is interesting. Its official code is "GE", but they put "GEO" on plates.
I am not sure about codes, but I know there were "CRO" ovals in first years of independent Croatia. Also Slovakia has SQ and Serbia SER during "transition"
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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #23217
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Georgia is interesting. Its official code is "GE", but they put "GEO" on plates.
What is the deal with slovenian official codes on oval stickers there is SLO and there is also SVN?
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SVN is the FIFA and ISO 3166-1 code.

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I am not sure about codes, but I know there were "CRO" ovals in first years of independent Croatia. Also Slovakia has SQ and Serbia SER during "transition"
And we used SL in the beginning.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #23219
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SVN is the FIFA and ISO 3166-1 code.
Why do we mostly use SLO?

Why don't we use ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code (SI for Slovenia) on oval stickers like everyone else does?

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1
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There are a lot of countries that don't use the ISO 3166-1 code: Germany, France, Luxembourg, etc.
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