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Old April 9th, 2017, 10:47 PM   #36041
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I think this happen everywhere, not only in the Netherlands.

We have a tunnel on a bypass that especially during morning rush hour becomes severely congested. That obviously leads to a tunnel closure because of exhausts cummulating in enclosed places. Therefore the tunnel get often closed which is indicated by lane speed reduction and closure. I have stopped my car several times and almost got hit. Everytime I heard tires screeching.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 01:08 AM   #36042
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if its been closed for air quality more than once, why don't they improve the ventilation system already?
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Old April 10th, 2017, 01:16 AM   #36043
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if its been closed for air quality more than once, why don't they improve the ventilation system already?
All tunnels of short and medium length rely heavily on the piston effect of vehicles entering and exiting the tunnel. Improving ventilation systems would mean making such tunnels as sophisticated and expensive as longer tunnels.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 01:53 AM   #36044
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which is fine. If the tunnel is being closed regularly there is some problem, it's not designed properly and should be remedied.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 07:43 AM   #36045
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which is fine. If the tunnel is being closed regularly there is some problem, it's not designed properly and should be remedied.
Yep, not the first time the planners did something wrong.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #36046
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We've started getting a public information video on TV from the Highways Agency about ignoring a red cross. Not sure how much the fine is mind you.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 09:30 AM   #36047
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We've started getting a public information video on TV from the Highways Agency about ignoring a red cross. Not sure how much the fine is mind you.

In Slovakia it is the same as passing the red light on the traffic light - i. e. the most severe violation.

On the other hand I have never seen police enforcing it.
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Slovakian Aeromobil to unveil new flying car model available for preorder this year.
http://www.designboom.com/technology...le-04-11-2017/

Apparently they are starting the serial production. But I am not sure how is it with their homologation.

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Old April 12th, 2017, 10:32 PM   #36049
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Apparently they are starting the serial production. But I am not sure how is it with their homologation.
According to Slovak media, it is certified. New investor, Patrick Hessel is also a good stimul for the new generation Aeromobil 4.0. They want to start serial production in 2018/2019, but even if, I am afraid, that the price will be enormously high for the normal, or average paid person .

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Old April 13th, 2017, 04:49 PM   #36050
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Old April 14th, 2017, 01:32 PM   #36051
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How to use a traffic signalled pedestrian crossing to your advantage as a car driver
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Old April 14th, 2017, 06:25 PM   #36052
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In Italy they are just cosmetic, don't really do anything.
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Old April 14th, 2017, 06:35 PM   #36053
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In Italy they are just cosmetic, don't really do anything.
Some people don't know, but always check the lights of the pedestrian crossing running along your thru lane. It can indicate both turning to red light and turning to green light in advance. The same goes for the pedestrian crossing running across your road. As long as the pedestrians have green light ahead you can remain calm.
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I know, everybody in my city do that: pedestrian lights change before, so they can start earlier than the other cars.
I was talking about the pedestrian button for calling the green light: you can push it again and again, they just won't work.
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Interesting, in the Netherlands they always work, because virtually all traffic signals are demand-based systems, not fixed phasing. So if there are no pedestrians or cyclists wanting to cross, it doesn't go green for them.
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Old April 14th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #36056
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What if a button or sensor is broken? Will that traffic light show endless red for a certain direction?
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Old April 14th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #36057
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In Italy they are just cosmetic, don't really do anything.
Maybe they are only intended for blind people, not to reduce waiting time for green light?
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Old April 14th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #36058
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There aren't a lot of pedestrian crossings with traffic lights in the Netherlands, most are integrated within an intersection, and they usually will go green if there is no conflict or traffic coming, so that those who happen to be arriving can go without having to stop.

For example if the main road gets a green and there is no right turning traffic, the parallel bike path gets a green light too, even if there are no cyclists detected.
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Old April 14th, 2017, 11:03 PM   #36059
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What if a button or sensor is broken? Will that traffic light show endless red for a certain direction?
These semaphores are usually connected with others to ensure the line coordination of traffic signals (so it also provides a "natural" green light). By pushing the button you just insert a new phase into a signal plan. This is how it works here.
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Yesterday I saw the "new" Kosovo (RKS) license plate in Ljubljana for the first time. I can't believe it took me over 6 years to spot one.
As I know they changed them recently. But there are no obligations to change the old ones prior to the continued registration. I see old and new ones every day.
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