Traffic Management in Europe (1 Viewer)

Don Madge

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A friend has just returned from a trip on the continent and for the first
time he came across a "Flashing Amber" at traffic lights. There was no
vehicle in front of him and he did not have a clue on what to do.

So for those who are venturing abroad for the first time.

1. With a flashing amber traffic light you can proceed as long as the road
is clear, so just treat them as give ways. You will come across this system
at night in many cities in Europe. The system is also in operation in off
peak periods in many countries especially in rural areas.

2. The flashing amber traffic light is also the default setting when there
is a fault with the lights in many European countries.

Please bear in mind this post refers to "Traffic Lights" don't get confused
with other flashing amber lights for example on some major roads in Belgium,
there's flashing amber lights about 500 metres up the road from traffic
lights, to warn you of the stopped traffic ahead.

Another system we don't see in the UK but used on the continent is "Hard
Shoulder Running" this usually comes into operation in peak periods or at
other time to help clear congestion.

This photo shows how they are sometimes controlled.

Hardshoulderrunning.jpg



Safe travelling.

Don
 
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[QUOTE=Don Madge;83947
Another system we don't see in the UK but used on the continent is "Hard
Shoulder Running" this usually comes into operation in peak periods or at
other time to help clear congestion.







Thiis about to be introduced in the UK on the M25 and M6-I think.
 

keith

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Don Madge;83947 Another system we don't see in the UK but used on the continent is "Hard Shoulder Running" this usually comes into operation in peak periods or at other time to help clear congestion. Thiis about to be introduced in the UK on the M25 and M6-I think.[/QUOTE said:
You will find this is in use already on the M42
 

Gonewiththewind

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M42 Has been using this system for about 12 months. Wasnt too keen when first heard about it, but having used it, seems to be a good idea.
Just not sure what happens in a breakdown situation.:Sad:
 

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