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Re: Rettungsgasse

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The thing is this isn’t about closing lanes, this is about getting people to move right and left in existing lanes to open up a path for emergency vehicles.
Smart motorways are like asbestos: they're the best option until suddenly they're not.

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Re: Rettungsgasse

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Big L wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 22:55 I've seen plenty of drivers zip along through red X signs. How much clearer does a sign need to be than that? How does one misinterpret a big red X?
This isn't intended as a defence of this behaviour, so please don't take it that way :)

I think the answer to your question is lack of familiarity. Broadly speaking, you only get red Xs on motorways. That immediately rules out any experience for learners (at least the vast majority of today's driving population when they were learners). It also rules out all those people who live in places where they don't regularly drive on motorways. With the exception of situations like the A38(M), you only get red Xs in abnormal situations (accidents, roadworks etc.). They are not an automatic given across the network in the way a red traffic light is.

I can't actually remember *ever* having encountered a "dynamic" red X on a motorway, i.e. one triggered by an accident or roadworks, rather than an A38(M) style one.
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