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Variable-message sign

Index Variable-message sign

A variable- (also changeable-, electronic-, or dynamic-) message sign, often abbreviated VMS, CMS, or DMS, and in the UK known as a matrix sign, is an electronic traffic sign often used on roadways to give travelers information about special events. [1]

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An AMBER Alert or a Child Abduction Emergency (SAME code: CAE) is a child abduction alert system.

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The Autobahn (plural) is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany.

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California Department of Transportation

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is an executive department of the US state of California.

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California State Route 120

State Route 120 (SR 120) is located in central California.

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Carpooling (also car-sharing, ride-sharing and lift-sharing) is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car, and prevents the need for others to have to drive to a location themselves.

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Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.

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Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

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Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.

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Controlled-access highway

A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.

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E03 expressway (Sri Lanka)

Colombo - Katunayake Expressway is Sri Lanka's second E Class highway.

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Evergreen, Colorado

Evergreen is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. Post Office in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.

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Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation.

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Fiber optic display

A fiber optic display is a light-emitting display that uses fiber optics to display images or text.

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Flip-disc display

The flip-disc display (or flip-dot display) is an electromechanical dot matrix display technology used for large outdoor signs, normally those that will be exposed to direct sunlight.

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Garden State Parkway

The Garden State Parkway (GSP) is a limited-access toll parkway that stretches the length of New Jersey from the New York line at Montvale to Cape May at the state's southernmost tip.

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Greater Toronto Area

No description.

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Hudson River

The Hudson River is a river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.

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Intelligent transportation system

An intelligent transportation system (ITS) is an advanced application which, without embodying intelligence as such, aims to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and 'smarter' use of transport networks.

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Interchange (road)

In the field of road transport, an interchange is a road junction that uses grade separation, and typically one or more ramps, to permit traffic on at least one highway to pass through the junction without interruption from any other crossing traffic stream.

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Interstate 5 in California

Interstate 5 (I-5) is a major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the U.S. state of California.

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Interstate 70 in Colorado

Interstate 70 (I-70) is a transcontinental Interstate Highway in the United States, stretching from Cove Fort, Utah, to Baltimore, Maryland.

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Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.

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L.A. Story

L.A. Story is a 1991 American satirical romantic fantasy comedy-drama film written by and starring Steve Martin, and directed by Mick Jackson.

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LED display

An LED display is a flat panel display, which uses an array of light-emitting diodes as pixels for a video display.

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Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.

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Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a document issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to specify the standards by which traffic signs, road surface markings, and signals are designed, installed, and used.

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National Blue Alert Act of 2013

The National Blue Alert Act of 2013 is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives of the 113th United States Congress on January 4, 2013.

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National Highway 4 (India)

For the National Highway earlier numbered 4, refer to National Highway 48 (India). National Highway 4 or NH 4 is a national highway in India.

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National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol

The National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol (NTCIP) is a family of standards designed to achieve interoperability and interchangeability between computers and electronic traffic control equipment from different manufacturers.

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New Jersey Turnpike

The New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP), known colloquially as "the Turnpike", is a toll road in New Jersey, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR; also known as NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards) is an automated 24-hour network of VHF FM weather radio stations in the United States that broadcast weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office.

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Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is a city on the river Pegnitz and on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia, about north of Munich.

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Office of Public Sector Information

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) and of other public information services of the United Kingdom.

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Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.

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Otoyol 3

Otoyol 3 (Motorway 3), also known as the European Motorway (Avrupa Otoyolu) and abbreviated as the O-3 is a long otoyol in East Thrace, Turkey.

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Parking guidance and information

Parking guidance and information (PGI) systems, or car park guidance systems, present drivers with dynamic information on parking within controlled areas.

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Passenger information system

A passenger information system (PIS or PIDS) is an automated system for supplying users of public transport with information about the nature and state of a public transport service, through visual, voice or other media.

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Radar speed sign

A radar speed sign is an interactive sign, generally constructed of a series of LEDs, that displays vehicle speed as motorists approach.

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A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse.

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Road debris

Road debris, a form of road hazard, is debris on or off a road.

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Road traffic safety

Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured.

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San Joaquin County, California

San Joaquin County is a county in the U.S. state of California.

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Silver Alert

A Silver Alert is a public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons – especially senior citizens with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other mental disabilities – in order to aid in locating them.

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Smart work zone

A smart work zone is a road work zone in which technology is employed to increase safety and provide information.

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Specific Area Message Encoding

Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) is the protocol used to encode the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) in the U.S. and Weatheradio Canada in Canada.

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Speed limit

Road speed limits are used in most countries to set the maximum (or minimum in some cases) speed at which road vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road.

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Speed sign

A speed sign is a special traffic light, variable traffic sign or variable-message sign giving drivers a recommended speed to approach the next traffic light in its green phase and avoid a stop due reaching the intersection in a moment of a red traffic light.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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Text display

A text display is an electronic alphanumeric display device that is mainly or only capable of showing text, or extremely limited graphic characters.

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Traffic congestion

Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing.

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Traffic sign

Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of or above roads to give instructions or provide information to road users.

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Travelers' information station

Travelers information stations (TIS), also called highway advisory radio stations (HAR) by the United States Department of Transportation, are licensed low-power AM radio stations operated by departments of transportation, airports, local government, colleges, parks, events and destinations.

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A trilon is a three-faceted prism-shaped object.

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Tule fog

Tule fog is a thick ground fog that settles in the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley areas of California's Great Central Valley.

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Urban area

An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

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5-1-1 is a transportation and traffic information telephone hotline in some regions of the United States and Canada.

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7 July 2005 London bombings

The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks in London, United Kingdom, which targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable-message_sign

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