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    Can any one tell me what speed limit signs in Italy are for? They appear to be just decoration.
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    Do they still like to stop at junctions with their BACK wheels on the give way road markings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Can any one tell me what speed limit signs in Italy are for? They appear to be just decoration.

    You know the speed limit signs are in MPH, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    Do they still like to stop at junctions with their BACK wheels on the give way road markings?
    Yes. Definitely.

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    You know the speed limit signs are in MPH, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Can any one tell me what speed limit signs in Italy are for? They appear to be just decoration.
    They are there to distract from traffic lights.
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    They indicate the distance, in kilometres, to the next known longest distance traveled by a Lancia before it rusted into oblivion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Can any one tell me what speed limit signs in Italy are for? They appear to be just decoration*.
    They are so the Polizia can fine the tourists whose mistake is to drive at the same speed as the locals.

    *Just so you know, all road signs in Italy are for decoration only. Same goes for lane-markings. But I guess you've already discovered that
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    I definitely recall traffic lights being decoration. Fond memories of a family holiday driving through Italy. Got to Rome and were bibbed mightily because my Dad stopped at a red light!

    Also, in Northern Italy where there's lots of mountains and tunnels - so may people unable to aim their car at the tunnel entrance and hitting the side instead!

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    Are you on a toll road per chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Are you on a toll road per chance?
    You think I'm posting on CUK while driving in Italy?
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