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a good solution for renting a car. Forget the car. You want a rather serious 4WD truck - not an Urban Explorer POS that can barely mount a curb. Although a car would probably be ok until Edmonton or Grande Prairie assuming it has all-season tires. Toronto does not normally mount all-season tires. Since you have clearly not done this before, you will ...


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To vastly overgeneralize, most people consider posted speed limits in the United States to be too slow. All things being equal (good weather etc), it's expected that you drive about 10 mph over the speed limit, and police generally ignore people who do. In a few states, notably Texas, this is enshrined in law, and you can exceed the speed limit and ...


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Generally speaking there is no Fast and Slow lanes on most highways in California or any other state for that matter unless specifically indicated by the lane speed limit, if you're referring to driving in the left lane on a multi-lane highway it doesn't necessarily mean that you will or should be driving faster then the one on the right. There is a law in ...


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Both I-80 and I-70 being major highways are kept plowed during the winter months. Assuming you are not driving during a snow storm, both should be similar in terms of driving difficulty. I would suggest watching the weather and then make your decision right before you leave based on what is coming in. If there are no fronts approaching, enjoy I-80, if ...


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When I discovered mine expired (in Sri Lanka of all places...), I prepared a simple document authorizing a family member to receive a new one from the local Automobile Association. I emailed the document to my proxy along with a scan of my driver's license. He printed it out, went there, showed them the document (which was not verifiable AT ALL), and got the ...


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Just recently visited France, and I was worried about a similar case (rental car website indicated I should have an IDP). I called the actual rental office and they said they'd be fine with my US drivers license. In fact, they mentioned that while the IDP may even be required, enforcement simply doesn't happen. If you are renting a car - talk to the ...


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You can even get an IDP from AAA via Mail! The application form is at their website I don't know if they would mail it to Spain, but if you have someone in the US to go to them with the filled form and all the requirements (passport photos and copy of drivers license) he will get the IDP and can express mail it to you! If not, your best chance is to just ...


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Europe, in general, will accept any roman-alphabet license from a respectable country. Germany specifically says so, England specifically says they will accept most licenses printed in English. Rental car companies are likely to be flexible with English-language licenses, less flexible with Polish (unless the counter staff is Polish) and will decline ...


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You are probably likely to encounter somewhat less snow on I-80 due to its lower elevation. However, there is a significant chance of snow along either route. Note that I-80 also crosses snowy mountains in Utah and in eastern California. Furthermore, if you are crossing Colorado on I-70 in November, you may well encounter snow at that time also. In ...


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As far as I can see, Vehicle Code of California states, that you should in fact keep right. V C Section 21654 Slow Moving Vehicles Slow-Moving Vehicles (a) Notwithstanding the prima facie speed limits, any vehicle proceeding upon a highway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at such time shall be ...


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In my opinion in general it is best to drive on the slowest lane possible with your desired speed, i.e. if the slow lane is moving at the speed limit then just drive there. In many European countries this is actually illegal to drive on the faster lane if there is space on the slower lane (e.g. Germany). This way you are not blocking people who want to drive ...


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Since all the romanian politicians agreed Romania does not need motorways/freeways, these are short and far apart. So, plan for an average of 60Km/h (37mph) on most roads. The main roads between larger cities were upgraded to expressways in the last 10 years but since it is an upgrade, you'll often find bicycles, tractors, horse-drawn carriages on them. If ...



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