Blue dash warning

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Pickles
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Blue dash warning

Post by Pickles » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:44 pm

Hi

Has anyone come across a blue square with a car inside, where the speed limit normally is?
This popped up for the first time today whilst I was on the stretch of motorway I always drive on and I can’t seem to find out what it is.

J_A_M_E_S
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Re: Blue dash warning

Post by J_A_M_E_S » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:08 pm

Could it be that your car is on a road where the speed limit isn't found (either by the car's camera, or the sat-nav info), so it shows this symbol to indicate it doesn't know what maximum speed you should be driving???

Does this happen on the same stretch of road (e.g. a very new or unregistered/unmade road)?

Pickles
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Re: Blue dash warning

Post by Pickles » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:15 pm

This is on the m1 which I drive the same bit a couple times a week and it’s never appeared before. It was only there for a minute or 2 before going back to normal just really odd

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Re: Blue dash warning

Post by blastpipe » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:25 pm

I can see it in the manual....but the manual doesn't actually say what the symbol means..it is something to do with the road signs though

On other forums I've seen it mentioned as symbol "denoting expressway/road reserved for motor vehicles." It seems to be a more EU focussed symbol not really applicable to UK but the RSI obviously interprets something it sees as this

One to ignore maybe?
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Moss
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Re: Blue dash warning

Post by Moss » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:06 pm

If the sign is a blue square with a car inside, it’s probably just an informative (or « Information ») traffic sign, according to the Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung (German Road Traffic Act) and the Katalog der Verkehrszeichen (Catalog of Traffic Signs), meaning Fast Traffic Highway (Motor vehicles capable of speeds exceeding 60 km/h only).

Pickles
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Re: Blue dash warning

Post by Pickles » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:12 am

Thanks for the info, definitely sounds like something to just ignore.

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