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Can a non-resident US dual national drive on foreign drivers license in California

Suppose someone was born to a US-national parent in a foreign country and is thus a United States dual citizen. If that person (resident in their other country of citizenship) were to visit the USA ...
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Can I drive my British car in the Netherlands using my Dutch drivers license as a UK resident?

A friend of mine got fined for "belastingontduiking" (tax evasion) driving in NL with a BE car, owned by his parents who live across the border, in Belgium, 5 km away from him. This resulted in this ...
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How do I cross US-Canada border while my (US) passport is being renewed?

I'm getting ready to renew my US passport for the first time. Since I got this passport the ID requirements at the US-Canada border have gotten stricter, so I've been using my passport when driving ...
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How to easily switch to driving on the other side of the road?

I have driven all my trucks on the right side of the road in the US. I will be traveling to a countries where cars are driven on the left side of the road. Other than getting driving lessons, what ...
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How to properly merge on a busy highway? [closed]

While merging freeway with speed limit of 100 km/hr. I accelerate to catch up merging speed of 100 km/hr, driver behind me almost touching my tail. Vehicles on freeway are not letting me merge because ...
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Sahara in Morocco - Do we need 4x4 car?

I plan a roadtrip which will start in Tanger and ends probably in Marrakech. We want to go mostly through Eastern Morocco. Tanger -> Rif ... etc., then go through Sahara as long as possible. We are ...
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How can one get a permit to drive the Chinese section of Karakoram Highway with a foreign truck?

To get from Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, one needs to drive through an 575 km section inside China, the one from "Irkeshtam Port, 309 Provincial Road, Ulugqat, Kizilsu, Xinjiang, China" to "Kunjirap Daban, ...
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Spanish road users - Roundabouts

When driving in Spain or its islands (Lanzarote, Ibiza etc) I have noticed that the locals tend to drive around roundabouts in the outer lane, ALWAYS, even when going all the way around. Whereas in ...
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How do I safely navigate a two-lane roundabout?

In a two-lane roundabout, drivers may be expected to use the outer lane for a ¼ circle (right turn in right traffic) and the inner lane in all other circumstances. Using the inner lane requires: ...
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How can I pay tolls on Japanese expressways?

I'm renting a car soon in Japan and am planning to travel on the expressways. What's the best way to pay tolls?
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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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is it possible to drive from India to Thailand in own car?

Can an person with an EU passport drive with an own truck, taken from Europe, from India to Thailand? Please note that the requirement is to drive an own, highly special vehicle from Europe to ...
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would it be safe to travel from Europe to South-East Asia overland with an ex-USSR-military truck?

I am thinking of travelling overland from Europe to South-East Asia with my own truck, but I concerned about personal safety in some areas. Would it be safe to drive from Europe, via Georgia (...
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Is there a way to find out about unique traffic laws for the US states I'm traveling through?

I recently drove through Minnesota and was pulled over by an officer who told me that wearing earbuds in both ears while driving was illegal in that state (although apparently one ear is allowed). I ...
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Luxembourg speed cameras, UK plates. Will I get a ticket?

I just got shot by speed camera in Luxembourg. The car is mine and registered in UK. Steering wheel is on left side (uk type of car). Am I likely to get a fine?
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How to best get through a motorway toll booth safely between paying and the barrier closing?

Perhaps this is not the most clear question, so let me explain. I own a toll tag and can normally take the 'subscriber' booth and drive straight through. But today I had left my tag in the other car ...
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In Mongolia, what kind of vehicle is a jeep?

In Mongolia, what is meant by a jeep? I assume it is referring to a general type of vehicle, not the US car brand, as Lonely Planet refers to Russian made jeeps at one point. Is it merely a four ...
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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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British passport holder travelling to Kuwait and will be driving to Dubai via Saudi. What visa will we require?

Myself and family are British citizens and will be flying out to Kuwait, from there we will travel to Dubai via road and through Saudi. What visa will we need? Is the visa available at the border or ...
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How to get Saudi Arabian transit visa for road travel?

Is it now possible for a Kuwait resident (engineer) along with family to get a transit visa to travel by road through Saudi Arabia to Bahrain? If so, which agency helps to process the transit visa in ...
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Queueing for the Rødby-Puttgarden ferry

Driving south again this summer from Sweden to Germany. We normally wing it when it comes to ferries and it normally is no problem. However one may expect that there could be quite some waiting time ...
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Highway/motorway speed limit for non EU tourist in Germany [duplicate]

I will be visiting my friend who lives in Germany in August. I would rent a car and drive from Frankfurt to Milan along with my friend who is an EU citizen. I have read in different forums that there ...
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Online tool to find points of interest along a route

Sometimes, when travelling between places, (particulary driving) I would like to get/see/do something else on my way. Most map tools (eg Google Maps) provide a way to search for points of interest of ...
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How to deal with a fear of driving?

I've just graduated college and landed a job in the US that will eventually involve me driving long distances to meet with clients. These trips will likely involve three hours of driving on highways ...
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Driving from Bucharest to Balchik

We're going in vacation to Balchik, Bulgaria between 4-8th July, and I would like to know whether this is the shortest path and how good is the road ?
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Are international driving licences really necessary for any country?

When I first started travelling internationally about 20 years ago I was young and naive and bought an international driver's license for my trip to the United States. Then I discovered that it was ...
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Road trip in Europe: Barcelona to Budapest [closed]

A person and I are planning a trip in which we would like to start in Barcelona and head to east, ending in Budapest. For the moment all we know is that besides these two cities, we'd also like to ...
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What documents are required to drive a motorcycle from Kazakhstan to China?

A French citizen will travel Beijing and Shanghai in China by motorcycle and he had a Chinese visa from the embassy of China in Paris. The details of the motorcycle are: brand, model and year: ...
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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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Where are the melody roads located in Gunma prefecture?

I've heard many times that in Gunma prefecture, roads that play music when you drive over them can be found. However, I've not been able to find a clear location for these roads. Supposedly, there is ...
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What is the longest stretch of the Autobahn that is guaranteed to have no speed limits?

I would like to rent a nice sports car this summer and go for a drive on the Autobahn. What is the longest stretch of the German highways that is guaranteed (short of a natural disaster) to have no ...
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Does a metric for road quality exist and are there maps showing it?

While planning a road trip spanning several countries I am having some doubts regarding estimates provided by Google Maps due to potentially poor roads. For example, this tour spans 13191 km and ...
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Looking for a two-level bridge somewhere near Xanthi, Greece

A friend of mine told me he knew some stories about some bridge in Greece, supposedly near Xanthi, the bridge is on two levels, and both trains and cars pass through it, but I can't find it anywhere ...
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What happens when a foreigner gets a traffic fine in the United States?

What happens when a foreigner gets a speeding ticket / traffic fine in the United States? I've heard that the issuing officer will demand payment on site or will confiscate the drivers license. That ...
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Within the United States (Pittsburgh), when merging onto a lane, which turn signal do you use?

While driving in Pennsylvania, specifically in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, I was merging from a side-street to a main road, as seen in the picture below. I had stopped at the stop-sign, checked for ...
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Where in the EU can I rent and drive a sports car on a professional racing track?

Many commentators have suggested that speed driving on the Autobahn is not as fun as it sounds and I should consider going for a racing track instead. Where in the EU (preferably Central Europe) can I ...
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Germany to Italy by train or car in 2017, now the Gotthard tunnel is open?

Since they opened the Gotthard tunnel through the Alps. Is it faster to go from Munich to Genoa by train or by car?
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What is the quickest way to get from Portugal to Finland by car? [closed]

My family and I want to travel from Portugal to Finland. Since my daughter is afraid of planes, we need to go by car. We want to make at least 1 layover somewhere. How should we drive to get there as ...
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I want to drive from Heiligenhafen to Saarbrücken using A1 without being hindered by roadworks

I'd like to drive from Heiligenhafen to Saarbrücken (Germany) on the A1 (Bundesautobahn 1), but there is an interruption between Blankenheim/Tondorf and Kelberg. Is there an alternative way between ...
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Are there speed cameras on stretches of the Autobahn with a temporary speed limit?

Driving on the Autobahn one can often see a temporary speed limit: Are these limits actually enforced, either through a speed camera or by policemen carrying a radar?
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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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Stopping at a red light for a right turn in Massachusetts

The other day, I came across a situation where the driver in front of me had stopped on a red light, waiting to take a right turn. As far as I could see, there was no "No turn on red" sign posted ...
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Do I have to pay traffic fines issued by foreign governments?

I live in Italy and I own a car registered in Italy as well. Next year I'm planning a long stay in the US (around 6 months) and I want to bring my car with me. I was wondering, can I abuse carpool ...
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Is it safe to drive in Morocco if you don't understand Arabic?

Because of the risk of malaria in Thailand we are now considering going to Morocco. I have read some interesting journeys by car in this country. When I searched on Google image for "traffic signs ...
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Bonneville Salt Flats - access?

There doesn't seem to be a Wikitravel page on this, and the Salt Lake City page doesn't mention them. I'm wondering about visiting the Bonneville Salt Flats, and whether there's public access to ...
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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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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 car?...
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Driving from Cape Cod to JFK for an evening flight - feasible?

On a Thursday morning in August, I will set off from Cape Cod. I want to get to JFK at 16.00h (my flight to Europe departs 19.25h, but I like to be early). Google says I can drive it in a little over ...
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Is it possible to drive from Bergen to Folgefonna?

I'm trying to plan a day trip from Bergen to Hardangerfjorden. I found in another site someone saying Other options, like mentioned before, is to travel to Hardangerfjorden on day excursion from ...
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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 ...