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Old September 6th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #101
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Jesus, why that redicilous number of chevron signs on a normal 50 km/h exit ramp ???
Chevrons make the roads more fun at night especially if it is not lit!
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 07:09 PM   #102
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Level crossing signs in Australia

This type used in Victoria, NSW, Sth Australia, Northern Territory and parts of Western Australia






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This type is used in Queensland. All QLD crossings use these signs.


And these are common in Western Australia. Never seen them here in Victoria

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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:04 AM   #103
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:11 PM   #104
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As you can see in the last page in Portugal you used to get Pare, Escute, Olhe too
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:56 PM   #105
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Jesus, why that redicilous number of chevron signs on a normal 50 km/h exit ramp ???

South Africa uses quite a few on 270-degree loops, but follows the USA quite closely on some aspects of freeway design:

Proefplaas Interchange, Pretoria
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Old November 1st, 2011, 11:32 PM   #106
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Quite wrong traffic signs in Bulgarian town near on of the new stretches of highway:
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The highway in fact is Maritsa, which correct number is A3... There are some mismatches in highway numbering, in which the whole way Serbian border at Kalotina-Sofia-Plovdiv- Turkish border at Kapitan Andreevo was numbered as A1, which is the number of Trakia Highway from Sofia to Burgas. But A2 is the Highway from Sofia to northern Bulgaria and is hundreds of kilometers away from this place.
Also the European corridor, on which is the E-road E80 is going to be moved on the new highway, so it's not correct to write that E80 is on national road 8, it's de facto on A3.
But also the color of the background of the signs and letters on them is wrong. White color with black letters is used for places inside cities, towns and villages, such as districts, center, airports etc. For highways the signs should be on green background with white letters, for other national roads - with blue background.
Given the colours of this signs, it appears, that Lyubimets, Sofia and Kapitan Andreevo are just neighborhoods (districts) of the mega-city of Svilengrad
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Old December 14th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #107
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LHD traffic sings in Brazil

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Old July 25th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #108
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Is there any country in the world that still don't use the octagonal stop sign?
In Italy it was indroduced in 1992, before we used this:

Can still be found, albeit very rarely, in some very small road in the countryside or private parking lot.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #109
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Signs used in Italy between 1920 and 1959
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Old July 25th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #110
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Is there any country in the world that still don't use the octagonal stop sign?
In Italy it was indroduced in 1992, before we used this:

Can still be found, albeit very rarely, in some very small road in the countryside or private parking lot.

I don't think so. The point of replacing this sign by octagonal one was to see what is a major and what is a minor road in case you are approaching intersection from different way, so you see only backs of the signs.

E.g. imagine yourself approaching intersection with missing sign so you don't know whether you are on major road or not. But You can clearly see the back and the octagonal shape of signs on other roads. Now you can be sure, you are on major way and have no mandatory to give way to anyone.

The same goes for other priority signs. All of them have unique shape so you can easily identify them from the back


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Signs used in Italy between 1920 and 1959
Second line (first line from prohibitory signs) - what is the difference between second and third from the right?
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Second line (first line from prohibitory signs) - what is the difference between second and third from the right?
2nd from the right: no horse-drawn vehicles for passenger transport
3rd from the right: no horse-drawn vehicles for goods transport
In those years horse-drawn vehicles were far more common than motorized ones, so those signs made sense.
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Never seen black danger or prohibition signs before (exept our polar bear of course)
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Old July 25th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #114
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Never seen black danger or prohibition signs before (exept our polar bear of course)
Maybe on changeable electronic panels
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Old July 25th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #115
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Would not call it white ;p
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What's the difference between the sign with a bicycle and the sign where a bicycle is crossed out?
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What's the difference between the sign with a bicycle and the sign where a bicycle is crossed out?
The Red circle doesn't mean forbidden, but mandatory.

The sign with a bike it means mandatory lane for bike. The sign with a bike crossed out it mean bike forbidden.






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It's completely different in Europe and it should be standardized. Here the sign with a bicycle would mean bicycles prohibited. We don't have the crossed-out sign, but the sign for a bicycle path is blue. I like the Brazilian (also used in USA and Canada, I think) crossed-out signs more, because they clearly prohibit you something.
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So the same signs has opposite meanings in Italy and Brazil.
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