Direction signs

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Netherlands The Netherlands
Location: A29 (Rotterdam - Bergen op Zoom)

Yes, this is the same photo as the approach shield. All the shields indicating the exit are the same in The Netherlands - only the distance to the exit varies of course.

New Zealand
Location: SH18 (Western Ring of Auckland)

No other advance directional signage apart from the first approach sign.
Photo: Ben / Auckland Motorways

Norway Norway
Location: E6 (Oslo - Göteborg)

Even though the first approach sign already showed all of the details of the intersecting road, here is the same info on a fork sign with the through road indicated as well. Exit numbers in Norway are numbered as a sequence, and even though non-motorways in Norway are signposted with yellow signs, you won't find that colour on the motorway signage.
Photo: Ingenioren

Location: Ruta 1S (Panamericana Sur: Lima - Tacna)

The first approach sign shows all directions of the exit straight away. In Lima, you will see the name of the intersecting road and the suburb between brackets. Outside of Lima, it just the name of the relevant towns.

Poland Poland
Location: A4 (Dresden - Wroclaw - Kraków)

All the directions for the exit. Blue is the colour for motorways and green for other major roads, hence the green background for the exit directions.
Photo: Ceske Dalnice

Location: A24 (Viseu - Verin)

The control city for the road ahead and the exit destinations. In comparison to the first approach sign, the sign only gives the name of the exit and the intersecting road number. The indirect referrals (road numbers between brackets) and other exit destinations are not listed. The exit number is on the upper right, with exits being numbered as a sequence.
Photo: Seppl

Slovakia Slovakia
Location: D1 (Bratislava - Košice)

A fork sign, in this instance brought to you in gantry form. The name of the next exit is the last one of the pull-through destinations. Blue is the colour for non-motorways and green for motorways. Areas in town are signposted against a white background. This combination leads to the colour circus on this signs, which reminds of the Czech Republic: the basis of the sign is green, because you're on a motorway, the exit itself is a non-motorway which causes the blue background. But with all exit destinations being areas within Bratislava, you get the white in.
Photo: RipleyLV

Location: A2 (Klagenfurt - Ljubljana)

All exit destinations are on the first approach sign, with the exit destinations against a yellow background. Which is the colour for non-motorways.
Photo: Rien / Belgian Roads

South Africa South Africa
Location: N12 (Johannesburg - Ermelo)

The first approach sign gives all the exit destinations. Green is the colour for non-motorways, but that colour is not shown on the exit signage. As pull-through information, only the road number is shown.

Location: AP-2 (Barcelona - Zaragoza)

Indeed the same sign as the first approach sign. There is no difference in Spain. The blue background of this sign is odd in a way, since blue is the background colour for destinations on the motorway only (i.e. not those on the exit). That's why things change at the exit sign.
Photo: Chris / Dutch Roadgeek Blog

Swaziland Swaziland
Location: MR 3 (Mbabane - Manzani)

The first approach sign gives all the exit destinations and the intersecting road number straight away, as well as the road number for pull-through information.

Location: E6 (Malmö - Oslo)

A repeat of the first approach sign. The N in Landskrona N is a abbreviation denoting the North of town. The other three directions are typically abbreviated too in Sweden. Also note the use of colours on Swedish signs. The colour green is used for motorways only, those in blue are towns on non-motorways. The colour white is used for areas in town.
Photo: Chris / Dutch Roadgeek Blog

Switzerland Switzerland
Location: A2 (Chiasso - Basel)

The directions for the exit on a blue background and a pull-through sign on top in green, which is the colour for motorways. The pull-through sign in Switzerland will always show in next exit.

Location: National Highway 1 (Keelung - Kaohsiung)

The directions of the exit and an instruction to go to the right-hand side of the road in order to prepare to exit. The "45" is the exit number, "162" is the road number.
Photo: Darren Hodges / Signspotters

Thailand Thailand
Location: Route 9 (Bangkok Ring Road)

On Thai motorways, almost all signage goes overhead. Advanced direction signage and the actual intersection signs take the same form, and you'll get to see one or two destinations per direction. This Route 9 does not have exit numbering; some other motorways do and that exit number would be indicated on a separate sign.

Location: A1 (Tunis - Sfax)

The name of the exit against a white background and the direction of the intersecting through route to Zaghouan against a green background. Route number and exit number also feature. Exits are numbered sequentially in Tunesia.
Photo: Igorlan

UK United Kingdom
Location: M4 (London - Cardiff).

The first approach sign gives all the exit destinations. Road numbers are signposted relatively heavily and in a different font. The UK does not have any shields, though, for its route numbers.

United States of America
Location: I-280 (San Francisco - San Jose)

This sign shows a number of additional directions that can be reached through the exit you're approaching. They do not return on the "regular" exit signs. This particular sign also indicates a number of services on the exit. Most of the time, though, the services appear on separate approach signs, as the typical US exit features a lot of them.
Photo: Marcel Monterie

Vietnam Vietnam
Location: QL1 (Chinese border - Hanoi)

Everything you need to find on the sign: pull-through information, the town you'll reach by taking the exit and some distances to those towns. Just the distance to the exit is not given.

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