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Where is the Asia-Europe divide and where can we cross it?

Where is the division between Europe and Asia? What are places where we can cross it? Are there roads that go from one continent to the other? Bonus particularly scenic locations or places of ...
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Driving license in Australia

We will be in Australia for a few days and I was considering renting a car. Is a standard European license (we have Polish and Italian) good enough, or do we need "international driving license"? We ...
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What are the differences between U.S. / Canadian and Euro spec vehicles? [closed]

Well, what are the differences between both sets of regulations (FMVSS / CMVSS vs. Euro)? Emissions are different at the very least. BTW, I hope this is the right topic on Stack Exchange. I could not ...
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What does it mean to be in the fast lane in California?

I don't think I've ever understood this. I travel frequently across the State of California by car. And I often take the highway to get to many places. One thing I don't understand is how fast ...
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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 do the dashes close to each other near French freeway exits mean?

During my last trip to France via car I noticed that French freeways (autoroutes) have a somewhat strange road marking I am not familiar with. Usually, there are two lanes going my direction on a ...
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Clearest water beach close to Athens (Greece)

What are the most convenient beaches near Athens (Greece) that are 2 hours or less to get to? All I care about is the water being clear. I.e. if I am ending a Europe trip and have 3 days to blow. Is ...
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Cheap accommodation in Spain

I am traveling to Spain (especially Andalusia) next month by motorcycle and I am looking for a means of cheap accommodation for over-nights (one night at time). Of course there are the Youth Hostels, ...
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How is the range of Google Maps new drive time feature defined? [closed]

I just noticed Google Maps new feature. It allows the user to get approximate drive times for a specific date and time using average traffic conditions. This is a feature which many people have been ...
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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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Any trouble at Florida customs for not paying a California speeding ticket from 5 years ago?

I'm from Montreal (Quebec). I went on vacation in California 5 years ago and got pulled over for speeding on the highway in a rental car (111 mph in a 60 mph zone.) The officer told me I was lucky he ...
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Crossing roads in Berlin

I am on holiday in Berlin and I have noticed that no pedestrians cross the road until the green man is on, I was wondering if there is some sort of jaywalking rule, also some of the vehicles go ...
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Petrol price comparison in Europe. Which resources are there?

I am planning to travel in Europe (France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, maybe Italy) by car. The price of petrol can be significantly different from country to country, and sometimes even between ...
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Where to drive an old car in Havana

Cuba is famous for its 1950's and older American cars in daily use. And it's easy to catch a ride in a 1950's Chevrolet taxi. But is there anywhere I can drive one of these old cars for a fee?
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Third Party Transit Insurance - Aussie Registered Car Travelling Via Singapore, Malaysia Into Thailand

I am planning a one-way trip with my private Aussie registered car shipped to Singapore, then transiting Singapore, Malaysia then imported into Thailand. The overland trip by car is something I want ...
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Caught speeding in New Zealand

I was driving in New Zealand using my UK driver's license. I got caught speeding and had to pay a fine. Does this driving offense get reflected on my UK license? Is the DVLA informed and something ...
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When driving in Belgium, what equipment is mandatory to have in a car registered in another country?

Belgian residents are required to have the following equipment in their car : Fire extinguisher First aid kit Warning triangle Safety vest I come from a country (France) where only the last 2 are ...
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Driving from Genoa to The Hague with an LPG car

We are a family of 4, two adults + 5 years old + 8 months old. We are traveling to The Hague, Holland from Genoa, Italy. We decided to go by car, and we are trying to calculate costs. So here it goes: ...
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Can I buy a vignette for Hungary (Matrica) online?

I will drive through Hungary and I need a vignette. As it's a electronic one I want to buy it online in advance and save some time. Is it possible? How much does it cost in comapre to buying it at the ...
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Can I supervise a learner italian driver in italy with my full Australian drivers license plus international drivers permit?

I am going to italy, and I have a full australian driving licence and an international drivers permit. My friend has a car and has his learners permit only. Can he drive with me as his passenger ...
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Do any States in the US give traffic tickets for 5 mph above the speed limit?

In Louisiana, USA it's widely understood (unofficially) that one can travel 5mph above the speed limit without receiving a speeding ticket. Does this rule apply when traveling the rest of the ...
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Is a driving licence needed to drive a scooter in Ibiza?

I will be visiting Ibiza soon. I found that scooters there are available for tourists on a daily basis. I do not have a driving licence of any kind. I could not find any information whether driving ...
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Driving a rental car through Colorado

I have never rented a car before, nor have I ever been to Colorado before, but I am planning a trip that will involve both - specifically, I plan to fly into Denver and then go rafting with one of the ...
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Driving with a CB (citizen band radio) in the US

I'm thinking about buying a CB to put in my car so I can use it for a long road trip. I'm debating it though because I'm not sure if the benefits will outweigh the trouble of installing the unit as ...
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What class of vehicle is commonly called “a Toyota” in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?

Someone from Dudhu Chak (Pakistan) wrote this: To get around the town mostly motorbikes are used. Cars and Toyotas are also used, but rarely. What is "a Toyota" in this context? I guess that in ...
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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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How to pass time / manage a very long drive (25+ hours) with a group of people [closed]

We have a group of 8 that are taking two vehicles on a long drive. Our plan is to not have to stop besides for gas, food, and restrooms. What is the best way to manage this scenario in terms of ...
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Is it OK for someone to follow their family's rented moving truck into a weigh station?

My wife and I will be moving from Florida to Texas in a few weeks. I will be driving a 16ft Penske truck with a tow dolly carrying one of our cars, and my wife will be following me in our other car. ...
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Road numbers' colors/shapes in Google Maps

I have noticed that road numbers in Google Maps have different colors and shapes from one country to another, here are some examples: Does it mean anything? or is it just to match the country's ...
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Am I supposed to pay for parking when the parking meter is buried under the snow (USA)?

I am travelling by car in the USA (Boston, Massachusetts). The weather is currently pretty snowy. Am I supposed to pay for parking when the parking meter is buried under the snow? E.g.:
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Longest distance ordinary road sign?

Outside Narvik, Norway (at Gratangseidet north of Bjerkvik, at the border between Nordland and Troms) is a road sign indicating the distance to Kirkenes along the E6 as 1042 km: Kirkenes 1042 km ...
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Travel to Tarragona from Barcelona Airport (BCN)

What's the easiest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona? There is a shuttle bus but it's rather infrequent. RENFE shows very few trains too, making that connection even slower. ...
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Petrol prices in New Zealand

I am driving across / up New Zealand shortly and would like some more information on petrol prices. Is there a resource available from which I can deduce what the travel cost will be approximately? ...
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Road conditions on Eastern USA/Canada roads in Winter

I am thinking of driving between Montreal and Boston this winter. I have no idea what the weather will be like, so I prefer to keep options for this trip. I read these two existing questions on this ...
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How long does it take to get from Reykjavik to Vik with a super jeep during winter?

Assuming I have a superjeep how long does it take (approximately) to get from Reykjavik to Vik during the month of December, and when's the best time to start if I want light the entire drive.
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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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Am I supposed to respect traffic signs that are upside down (in the USA)?

I am travelling by car in the USA (Massachusetts). Am I supposed to respect traffic signs that are upside down? E.g. on this road, there have been an upside down 25 MPH speed limit for a while, I ...
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Driving from Tahsis to Zeballos (Vancouver Island)

It is not clear if there any way to access Zeballos from Tahsis (both on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada). There might be logging roads but they are probably not supported. There is also a so-called ...
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Enhanced Michigan driver's license for travel between Michigan and Ontario

How can I get my MI driver's license enhanced, or get an enhanced MI state ID?
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Is the road from Delhi to Nepal Safe?

Recently a new bus service was launched from Delhi to Nepal directly. I was just wondering how the roads were? I remember going to Nepal about 20 years ago, I was very young but do recall staying ...
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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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US road trip for UK citizen before work

I'm a UK citizen who has a full time job offer for a US company in San Francisco starting next September. They're fully sponsoring my visa. I'm planning on a road trip down the west coast from Seattle ...
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Is a 4x4 a must in Iceland in April/May?

To rent a 4x4 small car is about 740 € (2 weeks) vs a small compact that is just 260 €. I have some experience driving off-road and I know that a "normal" car cannot go through some f-roads I've seen ...
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In what states is the left lane only for passing?

On a recent road trip, a cop pulled us over to let us know that we'd been in the left lane for a while and in that state, the left lane was solely for passing people. He noticed our out-of-state ...
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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car

In the first week of January, my family are going to travel from Milan (Italy) to Innsbruck (Austria), then to Munich (Germany) and finally back to Milan (maybe via Switzerland). All the hotels are ...
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Can I use my UK provisional Driving Licence as a residence permit?

Actually I want to apply for Turkey electronic visa. Moreover as per their requirement I should got valid residence permit of UK or valid schengen vise. I have valid provisional driving license ...
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Driving out of Sydney on Hume Highway (Canberra/Melbourne) before Christmas Eve

The end of year holidays are upon us and, as usual, the local tabloids are predicting Carmageddon. Now I know the M1/Pacific Motorway north towards Brisbane will be terri-bi-ba-ble, and I have ...
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If you're speeding by 20, why's it less hassle to ticket for 10 or 15?

[Source] 5 MPH over could be a discrepancy in measurement equipment, and officers do not want to go to court to explain when and how their radar gun was calibrated, etc. If they see you doing 20 ...
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Is there a way to check if the Balkan Mountains passes are open?

The Balkan Mountains passes in Bulgaria are sometimes closed due to heavy snowfall and icy conditions. Is there a website where I can check which of them are open?
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Do I have to carry snow chains in Europe?

I will drive from Germany to Bulgaria through Austria, Hungary and Serbia. I will drive mainly on highways and I don't expect to need snow chains as the roads are usually in good conditions. Am I ...