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Old 01.04.2016, 18:57
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Island on a zebra crossing being 2 separate crossings has been in the UK highway code since before I was born.
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Except they would be called "pedestrian crossings" in the U.K. highway code!
If they were fitted with Belisha beacons they were called zebra crossings (the poles had stripes that matched the road markings).
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Old 03.04.2016, 20:58
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nice way of describing a Japanese car
Nope, its a Porsche. I thought I better leave that detail out as I know our EF communists well enough...
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Old 03.04.2016, 21:33
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If they were fitted with Belisha beacons they were called zebra crossings (the poles had stripes that matched the road markings).
They had Belisha beacons (1934) before they had stripes on the road and not until they put the stripes on the road in 1951 did they became zebra crossings. (and this I DO remember)

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Re: If you move to another country, get to know the traffic rules...

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Finally found what bigfujitsu is probably refering to....
Regulatory signage used during temporary closing/restricting of a route, path, or road.
A luminious panel with either a green arrow, a yellow one, or a red cross as appropriate.

"Manual suisse des règles de circulation".
Signalisation Routière, Section 2 (Signaux de prescription) sub-section 2.65.

Many intersection in Zurich use green arrows instead of a regular color circle to indicate green forward or green left and the same on the other side of the intersection. However imagine that you are waiting for green to go left and you receive a green arrow to the left. On the other side of the intersection they will receive a green arrow forward which can result in an accident in the middle f the intersection. In the USA a green arrow means you have the right of way and the opposite side has red.
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Old 04.04.2016, 11:58
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In the USA a green arrow means you have the right of way and the opposite side has red.
Repeat after me:
Other countries' rules do not matter at all in Switzerland.
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Repeat after me:
Other countries' rules do not matter at all in Switzerland.
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