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There is no common legal standard and in most countries also no common obligation to have them with you - provided that you do not drive on a road that explicitly requires them. Those however are normally only mountain passes, not highways. There is generally a rule that you are only allowed to drive with chains on 100% snow-covered roads so you do not ...


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Winter-Equipped Cars in EU This page provided by Europcar is one of the few centralised information sources I could find on the topic. I also found this tool from Continental, allowing you to mouse-hover over different countries to check for regulation. Bulgaria Quoting from Europcar: There is no legal requirement for the use of snow tires. You ...


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I imagine the new bus service would follow the Narayanghat Mugling Highway to get into the higher valleys and onto Kathmandu or Pokhara. Without knowing where you went within Nepal 20 years back, I would hazard a guess that maybe you went up either the Siddharta Highway (to Pokhara) or the Tribhuvan Highway (to Kathmandu). Both of these roads are still ...


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Getting stopped for going only 5 MPH over is unlikely anywhere in the US. Of course it can still happen if something else is suspicious, e.g. very dark tinted windows (which may also be illegal), a very unusual looking vehicle, etc. 5 MPH over could be a discrepancy in measurement equipment, and officers do not want to go to court to explain when and how ...


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Purchasing the E-Vignette Online It seems that the vignettes can be purchased after registering on the website of the company currently managing Hungarian motorways. You click on the icon of your vehicle and are redirected to the registration/login page. Pricing Information Regarding the pricing, I could not find any information signalling different ...


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I actually successfully did this only a few months ago. It was actually by accident, we had an issue because my friend who has a full license didn't have a credit car - meaning we couldn't get the car in his name (credit card needs to be in drivers name). We tried my UK license and we got away with it, it was only because the girl was completely oblivious to ...


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If you have a Passport Card, you can use this for land crossings to Canada while your passport book is being renewed. If you don't have a passport card, you can apply for one by mail.


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If you travel to and from Canada frequently, you may want to obtain a NEXUS card. This costs $50 and is good for five years. In addition to offering identification good for crossing the border, it also expedites clearance. In addition it would allow you to use the dedicated NEXUS lanes at border crossings, which often have shorter waits. One catch is that ...


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You can enter Canada with just your US birth certificate, BUT you can not come back to the USA without your passport. So in an emergency you could travel north to be with family, but once there you would have to wait until your new passport is sent and then forwarded to you by someone who has access to your mail. If you live in Washington, Michigan, New ...


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You can often rent snow chains from automobile clubs (e.g. ADAC in Germany, or ÖAMTC in Austria). So if you know that you will not need them again it might be cheaper to rent than to buy. This assumes of course that you will return in order to give them back.


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Disclaimer: I don't have actual data, only anecdotal. The Hume should be relatively straight-forward, barring any car crashes. It'll be busy but the usual choke points north and south bound are the merges (Ourimbah) and traffic lights (Kiama). The Hume has neither of those outside of Sydney. It really depends on your starting point. I'd err on the side ...


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The Bulgaria automobile club has a great website showing which roads are open and which roads are closed. The only problem is that website in available only on Bulgarian, but it's possible to understand the information: The first section is about the highways (Автомагистрали) - their names begin with AM. The second section is about the passes (Проходи) - ...


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When I have used a moving van (3 or 4 times in 20 years), I was always told by the van company to stop at weigh stations. Whenever I pulled into a weigh station, I was simply waved on through with a smile. (So I played it safe but was not delayed.) But when I traveled, 9 of 10 weigh stations were not even open, so I only pulled in once every 1000 miles or ...


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Many countries, and I assume that the Netherlands is among them, has an order of priority for conflicting signs in their traffic laws. When I learned to drive (not in the Netherlands though), we were tought about three categories, here listed in the order of increasing priority: Road markings and fixed signs Traffic lights and variable signs Orders from ...



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