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Old August 13th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #8341
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bogdymol, so 170 km on a motorway. And how long is a way (in hrs)?

btw, I am living 34 km from Slovak motorway D1.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #8342
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There are some things which differ Great Britain from Continental Europe. We all, more or less, know most of them. However, I am wondering if calling motorways' lanes in the way British do, is turned the other way round, or we Poles...let's better say I, always called lanes' order wrongly? What I mean is that:

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How does it work in your country?
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Old August 13th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #8343
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In the Netherlands, lanes are officially counted from the median to the edge of the road. (so the #1 lane is the leftmost lane). However, the general public usually counts the other way 'round.

Dutch people (and media) always mistake the word "roadway" when they mean "lane". They say "rijbaan", but they mean "rijstrook".
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Old August 13th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #8344
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As you said, in the UK thats the way it is, but most people just refer to the "fast lane", the "slow lane" and the "middle lane". Although some people so say the "outside lane" when talking about the one on the actual outside.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #8345
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As in UK, we are also using terms the "fast lane", the "slow lane" and the "middle lane" or "left" and "right" lane.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #8346
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. Although some people so say the "outside lane" when talking about the one on the actual outside.
I'd say they must be foreigners

In the UK lanes are counted as in the Netherlands, as well. Lane one is the lane nearest the hard shoulder:


There is similarly confusing issue when trying to source a part for a car. You know, this off-side/near-side lamps, indicators or so. There in England, the near-side of the car is the passenger's side and the off-side is the driver's side.
So, nearest to the driver seat isn't nearside but off-side. I know why now, but it sounded very weirdly for me when I first heard it.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #8347
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As in UK, we are also using terms the "fast lane", the "slow lane" and the "middle lane" or "left" and "right" lane.
Don't you ever say outside or inside lane? I mean, if you had to describe lanes' location in terms of sides, how would you say about slow lane? Out-or in -side?
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Old August 14th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #8348
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Don't you ever say outside or inside lane? I mean, if you had to describe lanes' location in terms of sides, how would you say about slow lane? Out-or in -side?
Inside lane.

Imo more used is left/right, slow/fast than out/inside
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Old August 14th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #8349
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Inside lane.
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Imo more used is left/right, slow/fast than out/inside
That's true. Left, middle and right. Actually, using terms fast or slow is very inappropriate in my opinion, because nothing of this sort exists. One speed limit is applied for all lanes.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #8350
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Don't you ever say outside or inside lane?
I always drive in the insane lane...
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Old August 14th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #8351
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That's true. Left, middle and right. Actually, using terms fast or slow is very inappropriate in my opinion, because nothing of this sort exists. One speed limit is applied for all lanes.
That and the fact the middle & outside lanes are 'overtaking' lanes. Hate the term 'fast lane'.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #8352
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That's true. Left, middle and right. Actually, using terms fast or slow is very inappropriate in my opinion, because nothing of this sort exists. One speed limit is applied for all lanes.
You are tlaking about Poland or UK?

Yes, one speed limit is for all lanes but in fact, you know how does it work..
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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #8353
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In Hungary we use the terms outside lane (for the rightmost one), inside lane (for the leftmost one) or middle lane in a 3 lane way. As we have very few roads with 4 lanes per direction and not any with 5 lanes (disregarding city junction points) this terms fit almost everywhere.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #8354
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In Estonian there is no outside or inside lane. But when it comes to counting lanes, the first lane is the rightmost one.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #8355
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In Estonian there is no outside or inside lane. But when it comes to counting lanes, the first lane is the rightmost one.
The same in Romania.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #8356
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Old August 15th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #8357
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In the Netherlands, lanes are officially counted from the median to the edge of the road. (so the #1 lane is the leftmost lane).
So that's the reason why my TomTom counts lanes from the left...
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #8358
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Don't know if it's been mentioned here already, but Google Maps now includes directions between Europe and some Asian countries.

one example: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...18&ie=UTF8&z=3
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #8359
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but Bosnia and Herzegovina is still out of calculating routes
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