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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #141
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I know this may belong to "border-crossing" thread, but it just make me ask - there are no border checks between UK and IRL? Because on google streetview I have not found any.
There are no border checks between UK and IRL, also flights between them are classificated as domestic.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #142
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Here pictures of stop signs and yield signs from around the world. Few third world countries still use the round stop sign.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_sign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yield_sign
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #143
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To Europeans, it is elementary: if it is circled red, it is a prohibition.
Europeans should not drive in Brazil then.
I think you can understand easily what the signs mean from context.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #144
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Signs in Indonesia (with examples of signs that violate )


So, mandatory road signs are blue in Indonesia.

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Old July 30th, 2013, 02:02 AM   #145
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I also see the old "car on blue background" besides green and blue motorways. Which roads would those be? Do you have an example?
Probably this one.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #146
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Argentina


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Old July 30th, 2013, 11:04 AM   #147
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It is funny, because it seems like European traffic signs with diamon-shaped warning signs I just don't understand the difference between I21 sings (white arrows with blue background) and those with black arrows in red circle.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #148
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I know this may belong to "border-crossing" thread, but it just make me ask - there are no border checks between UK and IRL? Because on google streetview I have not found any.
No. There are no border controls because Ireland, the UK and the Isle of Man and Channel Islands have formed the Common Travel Area, a type of mini-Schengen area.

The reason for the signposts warning of speeds in km/h is because Northern Ireland uses mph speed limits and the Irish republic uses km/h speed limits.

Ireland has used yellow diamond warning signs for decades, although previously it used warning signs which were similar to UK warning signs.

Very old road signs in Ireland:



Information about modern road signs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_signs_in_Ireland

The Traffic Signs Manual, which is the official rule book for road signs:

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...HAPTER_1-2.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...HAPTER_2-4.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...HAPTER_3-5.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...HAPTER_4-6.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...HAPTER_5-7.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...HAPTER_6-8.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...RAWINGS-11.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...APTER_9-12.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/gener...APTER_10-3.PDF

http://www.transport.ie/upload/general/11227-0.pdf

Images of some road signs:







Some existing road signs:



image hosted on flickr








Very unusual older style road sign showing defunct route number (L3), but with distances in km:



Warning sign reminding tourists to drive on left:



Sign from Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) with destinations shown only in the Irish language:



Sign from Gaeltacht to which vandals have added the English language version of the town name:


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Old April 15th, 2014, 05:09 AM   #149
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Some traffic signs in Brazil:




Encalso: SP-215 km 195 + 606 por Alta Noroeste Sinalização Viária, no Flickr


IMGP0079 por Alta Noroeste Sinalização Viária, no Flickr


Encalso: SP-215 km 195 + 606 por Alta Noroeste Sinalização Viária, no Flickr


Placa Modulada e fixada em perfil metálico por Alta Noroeste Sinalização Viária, no Flickr




Rodovia Raposo Tavares por Valter Figueira, no Flickr

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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #150
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Are there any countries which have a symbol of an airplane marked on the road surface to indicate that you can get to the airport by using this road or lane? It seems that in our new traffic laws there will be such a symbol.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:45 AM   #151
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Are there any countries which have a symbol of an airplane marked on the road surface to indicate that you can get to the airport by using this road or lane? It seems that in our new traffic laws there will be such a symbol.

We've got this. But it is not even defined in law. Perhaps the invention of our roadworkers
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Old April 15th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #152
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Are there any countries which have a symbol of an airplane marked on the road surface to indicate that you can get to the airport by using this road or lane? It seems that in our new traffic laws there will be such a symbol.
The only one I know.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 08:25 PM   #153
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Bangladesh:

http://www.brta.gov.bd/index.php/traffic-signs

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Old April 16th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #154
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Railway crossing signs in Latvia in late 1930ies. In red and white.

I - secured level crossing
II - unsecured level crossing, single track
III - unsecured level crossing, multiple tracks
and a barrier for a secured level crossing



And a direction sign from the same period and country
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Old April 16th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #155
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Are there any countries which have a symbol of an airplane marked on the road surface to indicate that you can get to the airport by using this road or lane? It seems that in our new traffic laws there will be such a symbol.
I've seen it in Israel, probably on Road 6.

D.

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Old April 17th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #156
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Here are some old UK and European signs from around the 1970's. I copied these from a British road atlas I found in a library around that time. It looks like the UK was just transitioning to the current signage system as the old-style signs (red triangles with explanatory plates below) are still shown. The motorway signage is also different. Notice how the map diagrams are skewed, the use of old-style arrows, and lack of patches on the motorway approach sign. It's also interesting to see the round "STOP" signs shown as a new sign. The second and third pages show some international and country-specific signs from that era.





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I wonder if that British cloverleaf motorway sign ever actually was made
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Old April 17th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #158
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Here are some old UK and European signs from around the 1970's. I copied these from a British road atlas I found in a library around that time. It looks like the UK was just transitioning to the current signage system as the old-style signs (red triangles with explanatory plates below) are still shown. The motorway signage is also different. Notice how the map diagrams are skewed, the use of old-style arrows, and lack of patches on the motorway approach sign. It's also interesting to see the round "STOP" signs shown as a new sign. The second and third pages show some international and country-specific signs from that era.





I dont think this look like around 1970. It looks more like around 1960. The signs are that old.
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I dont think this look like around 1970. It looks more like around 1960. The signs are that old.
Yes, probably so. I copied it in the early 70's, but don't recall how old the atlas was.
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The new signs were introduced in 1964.
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