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The Sign said 4,5 m (Metric) im a bit confused: A Truck is only allowed to be max 4 m in high, and when its higher, they need to have a special paperwork (Sondergenemigung) , as there are also oversized loads, but they then arend allowed to take roads whit too low bridges..

( I have a Truck Drivers Licence, but recently i only drive in ETS2)..
And how is that enforced? They might not be allowed, but just because something is not allowed does not stop people from doing it, out of malice, ignorance, or carelessness. Vehicle drivers are assumed to know how tall their vehicle (plus any load) is, and be able to read signs, so vehicles should never end up stuck under bridges, yet somehow it happens all the time...
One issue is drivers using a 'standard GPS navigator' designed for use by car drivers, because they are far, far cheaper than the specialised ones that include data on narrow roads, bridges with weight limits, and low bridges; and show the applicable speed limits for (heavy) goods vehicles.
It's absurd because putting a protective barrier in front of the height restriction is not allowed.
Once when I was in college we had an assignment to do on small groups. Some documents had to be produced in a series of steps based on the output of the previous step.
Around the middle of the process our group realised we had made an error. But redrawing and composing all previous outputs was more time than we had left, so we just corrected it in the remaining steps,
and guessed a lesser grade on previous outputs was the best we could achieve by the deadline.
The teacher wanted to give us a failing grade because she or he (funny that I no longer remember what it was) said that step N+1 couldn't follow from step N, so (s)he was sure we had copied our assignment from some other group.
(s)he said (s)he had compared our work with all the others and didn't find whence we copied, and that the assignment was new, no other group in the past had ever seen it, but (s)he was still sure we had copied it from someone.
We managed to argue him/her that we didn't copy anything, and even if the first steps were wrong we couldn't be charged with copying without saying what on earth we copied from, so we finally got a low but passing grade.
In hindsight it would have been better to add some note that we didn't have time to correct all previous steps, maybe. It always depends on the particular teacher mood.

But now it's automated. A dumbass teacher in Texas gave failing grades to half his class because ChatGPT falsely told him their assignment could be AI generated. Then others showed ChatGPT to tell parts of the teacher's dissertation could also be AI-generated (avant la lettre) and even the teacher's letter condemning the AI-cheating could be AI-cheated.

It'd be fun if it wasn't being appplied to Emergency rooms and healthcare. It's still absurd.
They were developed from forms used originally by communities resident on the Indian sub-continent, so are often called Hindu-Arabic Numerals, or Indo-Arabic numerals, as they reached the west via Arab/Muslim culture.

Hindu-Arabic numeral system

But the USA has other numeral systems available to use, developed independently closer to home:

Mayan numerals

Muiscan numerals

And a recent system, developed in Alaska, within the USA: Kaktovik numerals

I'm glad that many cultures use the same symbol set for numerals, simply beacuse it cuts down on conversion problems - I can read timetables in foreign countries. Just imagine if every language used a different symbol set.
There are also the Eastern Arabic numerals, that are different from the "Arabic numerals". (Which I discovered when I got a bug report titled "The dialer uses Arabic Numbers" when working on an Arab variant of the software)