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Old 02-11-2016, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Germany
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I suggest to improve traffic direction signs by adding the number of crossings before
a turn is required.

For example :

instead of a blue sign "Autobahn Cologne" in the City of Bonn with a "forward" arrow

the same sign with a "3" next to it -maybe in another color- meaning, that forward
is the direction for the next 3 crossings and then you have to turn.

The additional numbers could be easily added to the existing signs and fixed onto them
and I think they would greatly improve navigation.


[I just was late because I missed the right turn, that was in Germany, but it should be similar elsewhere,
does it already exist somewhere ? ]

http:/magictour.free.fr/sign1.GIF

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Old 02-11-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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My GPS tells me where I need to turn.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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My GPS tells me where I need to turn.

Great Pontificating Spouse?
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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The additional numbers could be easily added to the existing signs and fixed onto them
and I think they would greatly improve navigation.
Except you'd have to add new signs two intersections prior. Modifying existing signs and adding new signs costs $$$$, and frankly there are a gazillion other projects I'd rather see taxpayer money go to first.
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Germany
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should be cheap to add a umber to a sign.
Magnetic ? --> can be easily exchanged.

you often have vans here in cities, so you can't see some signs easily
while keeping an eye on the traffic.

Navigation systems are relatively new, they should have discussed this
improvement before.

also these:
http://img.winfuture.de/teaser/660/8273.jpg

you don't know, when to change the line.

I suggest this to the German traffic department but only got a general
reply about traffic signs, not specific to this suggestion.
So, I thought I ask in a forum ...
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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Cheap to add to one sign? Perhaps. But most municipalities probably have hundreds or thousands of signs. And I don't know about Germany, but Magnetic would be a waste of time in the US. Too easy to blow off or be stolen.

I don't know why ease of exchange would be a benefit. The road isn't going to move, so why would the number need to be changed?
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Germany
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new crossings, new traffic lights may be established.
Here we have a tendency to replace crossings with traffic lights
by roundabouts. [I don't like them]

stolen - what would one do with them ? Also there are more and more cameras
on crossings.
blown off - not the new neodym-magnets

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