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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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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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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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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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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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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....
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Entertaining family stopovers on a driving trip from Pittsburgh, PA, to Chicago, IL

We are planning on driving to Chicago in November. We will be taking a 14 month old toddler, so driving straight through, stopping only for gas and food, is probably not going to be practical. I'm ...
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Can I pump my own gas in New Jersey, USA?

I've read conflicting reports online so I'm hoping someone can clear up my confusion.
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What is the most common transmission type for rental cars in Japan?

What's the prevalent type of gear transmission on rental cars in Japan (Hokkaido specifically), manual or automatic ? If it's manual, are there restrictions ? Assuming I have an International Driving ...
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Attractions & stopping points for young kids when driving between Dubbo and Canberra

In a few weeks I'll be driving from Dubbo, NSW to Canberra, ACT with the family, most likely via the straightest route down the A32 (Barrier Highway) and B81 (Lachlan Valley Way). It's a 400-km, five-...
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In countries with a “Keep right/left unless overtaking” rule: May I keep the left/right lane if driving at speed limit? [closed]

As far as I have read, overtaking over speed limit is always illegal. So do I need to keep in left if I am at speed limit and no one can overtake me legally? It is also less tedious to just stick to ...
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How long does it take to travel by road from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro?

if any of you people know how long does it take to travel by road (bus/car) from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro, please tell me. I love travelling on land, and am planning to visit South America Next ...
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How can I visit areas with unpaved roads in a rental car?

In the southwestern United States, many interesting spots are only reachable via off road trails. Rental car contracts seem always to include a clause that disallows driving on such roads (even when ...
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What is the purpose of numbers on some UK street name signs?

As a frequent traveller around the UK I have developed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with street signs and their small but significant differences. Can someone explain what the purpose of the small ...
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Can I drive in the USA with a French drivers license?

Question is pretty much in the title. I have a French drivers' license, and will be driving in the USA in a couple weeks. Is it accepted as-is, or must I get a translation? What preparation do I need ...
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What would happen if a foreign national got in an accident driving my car? [closed]

In Florida, foreign nationals can drive cars with their International Driver's Licence. My brother is visiting me here in Florida and he asked if he can drive my car. What would happen if I gave ...
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Driving from Marrakech to Merzouga for camel tour

My wife and I are going to Morocco for the first time. Most important for us on that trip is to ride the camel and night in the desert under the stars, so for that we booked a night in the desert ...
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Understanding Greek road signs

I will shortly be driving around Greece. I do not know Greek, but I would like to learn the Greek alphabet, so that I can recognise road signs for town/city names, so that if there is a sign that is ...
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Driving in Iceland: a good idea?

For this summer I am thinking about going to Iceland. I would like to fly to Reykjavik, spend some days there, then rent a car, travel around the island and then fly back home. Now I have a few ...
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Driving in Guatemala on a US license - must you carry your passport as well?

I arrived in Guatemala City a week ago. Two days ago I was stopped at a routine traffic checkpoint where I presented my US driver's license. The officer informed me that I am required to carry my ...
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Is permit required in Rohtang Pass when coming from Keylong to Manali with your own motorbike?

We are travelling from Leh to Manali by motorbike, so we will be crossing the Rohtang pass on AUG 7, 2015 Friday. Please let us know do we need any permit or should we wait in the pass. I heard a ...
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Salt Lake City, UT to Phoenix, AZ - Which route is less mountainous?

Google Maps Route Options Screenshot from Google maps So I've got two different options for an upcoming trip from SLC to Phoenix. The western one goes through Las Vegas, the eastern one through ...
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Shortest route to Mariposa Grove's from Las Vegas

I'm in the process of refining my road trip itinerary. According to Google Maps it seems that if you want to get from Las Vegas to Sequoia National Park (to see the Mariposa groves) you have to travel ...
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Europe motorway “overtaking” and “passing” laws [duplicate]

Context: I am a Romanian who wants to make a "Eurotrip" this summer. To make the situation a bit simple, I am referring to motorway traffic only. The Romanian law makes a clear difference between ...
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How far into DC should I drive before catching Metro [duplicate]

I plan to drive from Raleigh to Washington, DC. tomorrow (Sunday). My final destination is the Verizon Center. How far into DC should I drive before catching the metro?
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Crossing Canadian to USA border with dried food

I have made all my own dried food ie. soups, chilli, tofu jerky. We were supposed to go to Jasper for a 7 day hiking trip but due to fires we are now going to Yellowstone. Can I bring my dried foods?...
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3 Days to drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles [closed]

I'm visiting the US for the first time and will stay for a couple of days in Las Vegas but, before catching the flight back to Europe (in Las Vegas), I'll have 3 whole days to get to know a bit of the ...
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Obtaining insulin in California as a foreign tourist

I plan to travel to California and stay more than one month. I'm an insulin-dependant Diabetic. I am able to bring enough insulin with me to last the entire duration of my visit, but the issue is I'd ...
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Hearing protection on the road in China

I know it's not safe to have hearing completely blocked with earplugs while bicycling or driving. But there are a lot of vehicles on the road in China with extremely loud horns. I just had a truck ...
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Is it true you must not stop at Red lights in South Africa while driving?

If it is true, are there any rules of thumb about where you should and shouldn't do it.
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What can I do to make driving in the rain at night easier? [closed]

When it rains the lane markings become almost invisible. Even in the daylight it is hard to see, but at night it is much harder. Would installing a specific color of foglights help? Would it help to ...
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Didn't purchase an Expressway / vignette before driving on highways in Czech Republic. What can I expect?

Unfortunately I didn't know that Czech Republic doesn't have tollbooths- drivers are required to purchase a sticker before getting on any highway - until I arrived in Prague. What happens next? I ...
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French requirements for breathalysers in cars

I noticed that UK retailer sell packs of breathalysers for motorists intending to drive cars to France. An RAC web-page says While driving in France you are required by law to carry the following ...
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What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)

I'm driving for the first time in Europe—in Munich, Germany—and I came across an intersection where there seemed to a "main" signal above, straight ahead, and a "side" signal to the right, near the ...
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Is there a website or resource that lists specific traffic rules or specific signs for each country?

Based on this question: What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.) I started wondering about differences from country to country ...
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All you can race go-karting in NYC

I know this is a bit of a long shot, but does anyone know of any "all you can race" go-karting places in New York City? I don't care if the conditions are hellish, for example: this offer only ...
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Driving Through Austria, Liechtenstein & Switzerland

I am planning a road trip though Europe this summer. The car is registered in Ireland. Is there any documents I need to drive in the countries listed above. I am aware I need a sticker for the ...
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Insurance required while renting a car in Iceland [closed]

I'm planning to rent a SUV from Reykjavik cars from Iceland but confused with many options for insurance. Can you please suggest, what are the insurance policies do I do need to take to avoid any ...
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Would you recommend driving or taking a tour bus in Iceland? [closed]

I'm travelling around 1st week of July to Reykjavik, Iceland. I'll be there with my family for about four days. We're good drivers in US. However, not sure if I should be renting and driving a car in ...