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Old September 28th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #21
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EST has some funny signs btw, what does mean estonian sign 165?
Two way road crossing.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #22
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Done some more researching; This SEEMS to be the road signs of Kosovo, http://www.freewebs.com/cona-sport/shenjaterrezikut.htm , but I think it looks a bit messy and unofficial. Judge by yourselfs, or maybe somone has another set of kosovar signs?
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #23
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Netherlands: http://www.tdekkers.nl/b-alle.htm
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Old September 29th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #24
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EST has some funny signs btw, what does mean estonian sign 165? and 159 (i guess 159 is end of gravel or asphalt road)
RipleyLV already answered 165. And yes, 159 means end of asphalt road.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=RoadCat;43730362]Outdated Scandinavian signs all of them from 1959

Take a look at the sign for construcion/road works in these countries... they are all very simular but the "men at work" are facing left in Sweden and the U.K. Why is that?

[IMG]http://i37.************/2v959iv.jpg[/IMG]

There's actually a reason for this - and it's a mistake made in 1967 when Sweden changed to driving on the right. Obviously the right-hand traffic diversion was a big deal and lots of changes were made; a number of signs disappeared and others were added.

So even though Sweden changed to driving on the right more than 40 years ago, we still use a "road works"-sign for left hand driving. One could suspect that the sign was never reversed, but this is not the case. The mistake was actually made years earlier when the sign was first introduced. Take a look at the 1959 sign for road works in Sweden - back then he face turned in the opposite direction.

In effect, Sweden used a "right-hand-driving"-sign when there was left-hand driving and started using a "left-hand-driving"-sign when we introduced right-hand driving.

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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #26
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Also, road works sign is the only yellow-background warning sign in Estonia.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #27
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Also, road works sign is the only yellow-background warning sign in Estonia.
White background is without doubt the most common, but how many countries use yellow? Off the top of my head I can think of Sweden, Finland, Poland, Iceland and Greece. Any more? How about Croatia?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #28
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How about Croatia?
ex-yugoslav countries (includin Yugoslavia) used to use yellow from late 80es (app. 1987) till 2000 (in HR case, SLO also about 2000, SRB few years later, for others i don't know)
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #29
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Done some more researching; This SEEMS to be the road signs of Kosovo, http://www.freewebs.com/cona-sport/shenjaterrezikut.htm , but I think it looks a bit messy and unofficial. Judge by yourselfs, or maybe somone has another set of kosovar signs?
Unofficial, as this warning at the end of the page says

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Punoi: Kujtim Murati nga Stafi i Autoshkolles "cona sport" Podujevë
A guy working for some driving school made this for the website.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:38 AM   #30
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ex-yugoslav countries (includin Yugoslavia) used to use yellow from late 80es (app. 1987) till 2000 (in HR case, SLO also about 2000, SRB few years later, for others i don't know)
So Yugoslav traffic signs were white until the late 80 ies?

BTW Norway only uses yellow signs when the sign is temporary (such as speed limits during road works, loose gravels, traffic signals, bumpy road surface etc.), road works is allways temporary, thats why this sign is allways listed in yellow.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:48 AM   #31
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In Sweden there's been a discussion about the fact that all traffic sign picture men and not women. From January 1 of this year, there are actually two official versions of the pedestrian crossing sign. It's up to the road owner - eg towns and cities - to decide which version to use, or simply use both.

[IMG]http://i37.************/oiru34.jpg[/IMG]
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So Yugoslav traffic signs were white until the late 80 ies?

BTW Norway only uses yellow signs when the sign is temporary (such as speed limits during road works, loose gravels, traffic signals, bumpy road surface etc.), road works is allways temporary, thats why this sign is allways listed in yellow.
yes. frankly, i don't remember white warning signs from 80es, but i remember white prohibitory signs from that period. maybe warning signs were always yellow, and prohibitory from late 80es.
side lines at main roads were allways yellow till 2000.

i think there are a plenty countries which use yellow background for temporary signs
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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:46 PM   #33
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In Sweden there's been a discussion about the fact that all traffic sign picture men and not women. From January 1 of this year, there are actually two official versions of the pedestrian crossing sign. It's up to the road owner - eg towns and cities - to decide which version to use, or simply use both.

[IMG]http://i37.************/oiru34.jpg[/IMG]
American signs show asexual humanoid figures...
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:00 PM   #34
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South Korea: http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/safety...afficSigns.htm


North Korea: http://www1.korea-np.co.jp/pk/106th_issue/99080401.htm
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:53 PM   #35
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In Sweden there's been a discussion about the fact that all traffic sign picture men and not women. From January 1 of this year, there are actually two official versions of the pedestrian crossing sign. It's up to the road owner - eg towns and cities - to decide which version to use, or simply use both.

[IMG]http://i37.************/oiru34.jpg[/IMG]
I've always found these kind of discussions stupid. In Spain some people wanted to change the "man" in the traffic lights too. Plus, wouldn't it be sexist in some way to represent a woman as a figure wearing a skirt and having long hair? Just put an asexual humanoid figure as nerdly dood says.

This is the sign used in Spain:

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i think that Germany was the first country introducing female figure at traffic lights
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:02 AM   #37
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Traffic Signs in Colombia (South America)


In Colombia there are three types of traffic signs, the warning signs, regulatory signs and informational signs.

Warning Signs: Its purpose is to warn road users, the existence of a dangerous condition and the nature of this, the distinctive colors are: yellow background, symbol and black border. Is identified with the SP code.




Regulatory Signs: Its purpose is to indicate road users the limitations, prohibitions or restrictions on use and whose violation is lack. Signals in circular, distinctive colors are: rings and oblique lines in red, white and black symbols. Is identified with the SR code.




Informational Signs: Its purpose is to guide the road users, providing information to localities, destinations, directions, special places, distances and services. Distinctive colors are: blue background, white text and arrows, and black symbols. The exception of the identification signals whose background is white and black symbols. Is identified with the Sl code.




Traffic lights in Colombia


Traffic lights in the colombian city of Villavicencio



Traffic lights in Bogota (Colombia)


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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:11 PM   #38
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The text is too small (and too Spanish ) for my eyes; What does that prohibition sign that looks like a couple of lazy eyes means? The one next to the taxi sign.

(I think the number is SP 35)
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:16 PM   #39
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The text is too small (and too Spanish ) for my eyes; What does that prohibition sign that looks like a couple of lazy eyes means? The one next to the taxi sign.

(I think the number is SP 35)
Sorry for the text size lol . That prohibition sign means that you have to drive with lowlights
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:32 PM   #40
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