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Where is the exact end of the speed limit zone for California roads/highways?

California Driver Handbook defines speed limit as "The maximum speed limit on most California highways is 65 mph. You may drive 70 mph where posted. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit is ...
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As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know?

As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know? I'm interested in: any differences in rules any differences in usually accepted practices any ...
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Do I owe Congestion Charge for London?

I travelled to 162 City Rd, London EC1V 2PD from N13 5LF yesterday, 9 February 2016. Do I have to pay congestion charge?
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Is a 4x4 essential in Iceland at end of August?

We are making a 4 day trip to Iceland from 24-28 August 2013. We want to rent a car. We heard that the F-roads (for which you would need a 4x4) are normally closed in August. Questions: Are the ...
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Can I drive from the Netherlands to Copenhagen without taking a ferry?

I'd like to know if it's possible to drive to Copenhagen using only car, meaning no ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby. I'm asking this because the ferry costs around 200 euros, and if I can drive around ...
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Are you allowed to set up a tent/van at Australian “Rest Stops”?

Over the Christmas area my wife and I (kinda off the bat), decided to go for a 2 day camping trip to the "Southern Forests" region of Western Australia. However, each site we checked ended up being ...
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Where can I find details on the level of difficulty of ATV/4x4 trails in Ontario, Canada?

Motivated by videos such as 1, 2, 3, my grandparents desire to rent a SUV with all-wheel-drive (ATVs appear too risky to them) to explore such trails situated in the wilderness. Ontario Trails ...
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Which route to take driving from Seattle to Boston?

I will be driving from Seattle to Boston in March. There are two of us, so we can share the driving, and we're willing to drive quite late though will stop at night. We don't plan on making lots of ...
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Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?

I want to drive from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas but I've heard of people being pulled over by corrupt cops and being hassled by people on the peninsula. I speak fluent Spanish and I'm pretty street ...
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Ferrying Icelandic rental car vs renting on Faroe Islands

My trip starts and ends in Iceland, I'm considering the option of ferrying an Icelandic rental car across to the Faroe Islands (vs dropping off and renting another one on the Faroe Islands). Smyril ...
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Can I drive a car in Dubai with an IDP issued in Pakistan?

Can I drive a car in Dubai with an international driving permit issued in Pakistan? Does it matter if I'm driving a rental car or a friend's car?
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Vehicles required/allowed in weigh stations on US interstates

On US interstates, there are weigh stations for trucks. Are they for trucks only? What are the exact categories of vehicles that must/may enter? If I rented a UHaul or Penske truck, would I be ...
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Is there a difference between green traffic lights and blinking green traffic lights?

At the moment, I'm driving around in Québec. I've noticed that the green traffic light can be blinking or constant. I assumed that I'm allowed to drive in both situations. However, is there any ...
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Can I drive from Cuenca to Quito?

On the map, it doesn't show very far. But according to Lonely Planet, a bus ride takes 10 to 12 hours. So I assume the road is very poor. Is it nevertheless possible to drive it on your own with a ...
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How do carpool lanes in the US work?

I'm doing some research for our roadtrip through SW USA (+Calif.) and ran into "carpool lanes" and this came to my attention: Hopefully if you're not travelling alone, you will be allowed to ...
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Is it safer to drive up or down a dangerous mountain road?

Let's say you want to visit cities A, B and C, which are set in a triangle, so you can choose to travel A-B-C-A or A-C-B-A. The roads from A to B and A to C are fine, but the one between B and C is a ...
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How much do roof racks hurt gas mileage?

I'm going on a big national car trip, and I want to increase cargo space by getting a roof rack, but I'm wondering how much the additional drag will increase my gas bill. Is there any way to figure ...
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Renting Manual Car in US [duplicate]

I've never been before, but i have heard that automatic transmission cars are the norm in the US. I'm not really a fan, and would much prefer a manual transmission. Would it be easy to find a company ...
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Received a letter from Toll Roads asking for Toll Due. Is that a scam?

Does anyone know anything about this? (I edited this so that whoever traveling to Orange County may find this useful) I received a letter from thetollroads.com asking for $6.25 fee. And it warned me ...
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Can I drive in the United States with a Spanish issued drivers licence?

I am travelling to the US - can I drive using my Spanish driver's licence ?
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Should I tip at “full serve” gas stations?

The other day in North America I went through a gas station that offered both self-serve pumps and "full-serve" pumps (someone will fill your tank). I expected to help myself but I accidentally ...
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How many roads lead to Rome? [closed]

The phrase All roads lead to Rome is an idiom meaning that several paths can lead to the same goal. It originates from the Roman road system, whose main arteries all met and merged in a single ...
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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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Road taxes between Sofia and Berlin

me and my sis are trying to plan a road trip from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, Germany. My question is does anyone know what are the road taxes at Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech republic and Germany ...
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How many passengers allowed in a car in Oklahoma, USA?

I am traveling to Oklahoma state in USA next week. I am driving my SUV but I have 4 friends going with me and one more person will join us in Oklahoma. I am wondering if there is any legal limitation ...
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Can I drive a van in Australia on my UK full driving licence?

I want to drive a delivery van in Australia and I m new in Australia so I don't know the rules for driving a van
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Does night-driving-friendly, polarized eye-wear exist?

My objective is finding a pair of glasses that would: Cut the glare off Be clear, so that I can see things in the night Cover eyes from front and sides I usually drive my vehicle in the night on ...
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If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, without a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental sticker what do I have to do to enter the environmental zones? Can I get a waiver if I show that I ...
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Is there an easy way to calculate the total cost of tolls for a trip within the United States?

Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through ...
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Right turn signal in Pennsylvania - can I turn on red?

I am travelling in Pennsylvania, USA, and I come across this sign: Intersections here often have three sets of traffic lights, one with left turn signal signs, one with right turn signal signs, and ...
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How many hours will it take to drive from Manhattan to Toronto on this “Black Friday” weekend?

How are regular Sunday drives starting around 8am from Manhanttan to Toronto compared to this Sunday (Nov 29th '04) with the Black Friday rush? Is there another time to leave which will be a shorter ...
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What happens if police stops me when driving a rental car and I'm not the authorized driver?

I rented a car, but didn't want to pay a second driver fee. My spouse is driving the car but I want to know if I'll be in trouble if police stops me when I'm driving. I know that insurance won't pay ...
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Is it possible to drive to Hawaii?

I know there aren't any roads across the Pacific, obviously. But is there any possible way to drive a car to Hawaii? Let's say you were attempting to drive to all 50 states in the U.S., is there a ...
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Is this type of camera used to see who passes through a red light? (England)

I was messing around on google maps (I live in England) and never seen this camera type before on traffic lights. Is this a camera that's designed to see if people run red lights or not? Here is ...
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Should I buy a prepaid Sunpass when travelling by car around Florida?

I'm traveling to Miami and Orlando, and I want to know if I must purchase Sunpass. Car rental is offering me a prepaid Sunpass, $13/day, but I don't know if this is too much, I'm going from Miami to ...
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Legality of Driving a Motorcyle in Vietnam as a Foreigner

Motor scooters and mopeds are the main form of transport in Vietnam. They can be seen everywhere from the smallest alley in a city to remote mountain villages. As such, many tourists choose to adopt a ...
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Getting to Barrow, Alaska overland

I would like to drive to Barrow, Alaska. Mainly because it is the northernmost inhabited place still on the north American continent. However, I understand there are no regular roads going to the ...
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Safe route from Bergen Airport to Vik

I'll be travelling from Bergen Aiport to Vik i Sogne over the New Year Period and I've never really had to drive in snow before, and I can't imagine the normal problems faced on a transport level for ...
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What is a “Truck Zone” in the United States?

I was recently on a trip, driving through Tennessee and came up on a bunch of semis going about 40mph down the interstate with their hazards on. There were one or two trucks that were still going ...
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Any tips for street parking in San Francisco?

I'm going to SF for a couple of days as a part of a road trip and would like to only street park. There's a map of permit parking zones and I assume that everything that is not colored on the map is ...
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Crossing the the Darien Gap? Travelling from Point Barrow to Ushuaia [duplicate]

Travelling from The Northern Most point by car from Barrow, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina. Will take around 6 months to do the trip. What are the best ways to get over the Darien Gap? Are there some ...
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If I visit Los Angeles, am I better off renting a car or not?

California has a pretty notorious reputation for having bad traffic, so I am wondering if it would be worth my time to rent a car when I visit there. If I stay within the LA area, is public ...
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What's the name of this traffic-control structure found at some checkpoints?

At some security checkpoints around New York there is a kind of barrier whose name I'm interested in learning. I've attached two images. The barrier is a sheet of metal raised a foot or two on one ...
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Road conditions in Latvia and Lithuania in Winter

I am planning to drive from Vilnius to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. ...
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Is it legal to drive in the nude in the USA (specifically Kansas)?

I was browsing the local Craigslist Rideshare section, looking for someone to tag along on an upcoming road trip when I came across this post: I am a nudist that will be travelling, in the buff, ...
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Why is there a СТОП (STOP) sign along with priority signs on traffic lights in Russia?

If you drive around in Moscow you will see a plain white sign reading СТОП (STOP) attached to traffic lights at some intersections. I've also seen priority road signs (which almost makes sense) ...
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What are the main differences in traffic regulations between the US/Europe?

There are the obvious ones. The US has the keep-your-lane system, where as in Europe you are expected to keep to the right (left for UK) as long as possible. On my latest travel to the US, I was ...
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What are “must know” rules for driving in Italy as opposed to driving in USA? [duplicate]

I know I should not turn on red light, which is different from US/Mass. rules. What are other things which can confuse a driver from USA while driving in Italy? (The question which is linked actually ...
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Fast lane in the UK? [duplicate]

As an American, I am used to driving on the right, and that the left lane on a major highway is supposed to be the "fast lane"... If I attempt to drive in the UK, is the right lane the "fast lane" on ...
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In Pennsylvania can you make a right-hand turn on a red arrow?

Just came to a red arrow. My husband thought you could turn right I said no....