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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Road work/Дорожные работы

Japan makes sure that the road work is marked as visible as possible. As you can see on the image, there are numerous signs (in English and in Japanese), pictures, barricades, and cones. In addition, the picture of an orange police man is a machine with waving hand that rotates 90 degrees (in this case, from the bottom to the left). The end of that lever lits up at night. Oh, speaking about the night -- I have not had a chance to take pictures yet, but road work place at night looks like a mini-fireworks place. There is a lot of lights in different patterns, and it seems like it is too much signs, but there is just enough signs to get the driver's attention, even if he/she cannot understand what is written in Japanese or English.

В Японии дорожные работы размечены донельзя. Как видно из фотографии, на дороге стоят знаки на японском и английском языках, стрелки разметки, конусы и ограждения. Вдобавок ко всему, к плакату, изображающему полицейского, приделана мигалка сверху и палка сбоку с лампочками на конце, которая двигается на 90 градусов. Эти знаки прекрасно видно как днем, так и ночью. Зачастую ночью добавляют еще других сверкающих и кружащихся знаков, видно издалека и кажется очень безвкусно, но тем самым привлекает внимание и позволяет избежать опасности даже тем водителям, которые не понимают знаки ни на японском, ни на английском языках.

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