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I can not comment yet on this SE, and this is not an answer to the question, but I feel like I have to warn you. And the other two answer you got (Jan's and Tor-Einar Jarnbjo's) are still pretty good. Before you go racing, you may want to check this video about a situation identical to yours: https://youtu.be/fUapNMXiz0k This happened a year ago on a ...


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(Source: I am German, have been driving in Germany for 25+ years, and had, altogether, 3 temporary driving bans of one month each for speeding) Yes, these things are enforced. A different answer says enforced in areas that are urbanised, substandard, accident-prone, or under construction, this is at least misleading. Those areas are more prone to having ...


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I didn’t find any maps that included the actual lengths of stretches, but I found two that at least tell you the speed limit (or absence of one). I entered the legs into Google maps to get their lengths. I found one map on autobahn-speedhunter.com from 2012 (according to copyright) and another from autobahnatlas-online.de (link to the second map’s colours’ ...


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I've had the (mixed!) pleasure of racking up many, many kilometers on German highways, also in various cars that can go faster than most other traffic. While I have no specific answer to what stretch is best, please note several caveats that might, in the worst case, get someone killed: You should not go "too" fast in a car that you are not familiar with. ...


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Based on Florida Drivers License Handbook Signal your intent to merge onto the expressway In this case, you'd switch between signals when merging - So right signal when exiting until the stop sign, then left signal while merging. Pennsylvania DOT agrees, but without pictures -


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First, driving sometimes just isn't for everyone. Some people simply do not like it and are seemingly unlikely to change. If you find that you are firmly stuck in this category, it's worth evaluating whether you can move to a city with robust public transit, as this could improve the quality of your life immensely. Just as some people find they must arrange ...


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There is absolutely no part of any German highway guaranteed to have no speed limits. Even if there is usually no speed limit, road works are quite common, not always announced in advance and usually bring with them a speed limit of 80 or even some time 60 km/h. If you still want to give it a try, you can find several helpful resources online. The web site ...


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There is a stop sign at this intersection. Your right hand signal would be appropriate while stopped at the sign, to signal your intent to cars behind you. As soon as you've decided to proceed, you should switch to left signal to indicate your intention to oncoming traffic in the lane you're merging to.


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I doubt it will change much, driving will still be faster. Based on a Google Maps itinerary search, we find out that it currently takes up to 7 hours by car, while it takes 9 hours by train, through Austria. The Gotthard tunnel is located in Switzerland, and while its goal is to reduce the time to travel between Zurich (Switzerland) and Milano (Italy) to ...


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As someone who has driven well past 200 km/h often, I can offer these additional suggestions, based on my own experience: You need to concentrate extremely hard at any speed above 150 km/h, because you have very little reaction time. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IN A CAR YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH. I cannot stress this enough. Make sure you are using the correct ...


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There are a reasonable number of car hire places which specialise in this kind of thing: essentially they rent you a car with track day insurance, and access to a track. Much like the "bring your own car" track days, but they provide the car too. http://www.bookatrack.com/ (UK site but covers other tracks in Europe) http://www.rsrnurburg.com/product/track-...


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I'm looking for something that would help me get over this issue without impairing my ability to drive. If you are terrified of driving, your ability to drive is already impaired. Road safety depends on all road users acting in a rational and predictable manner (and following local laws and customs, of course). Most likely, other drivers will not be ...


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You nationality is irrelevant as far as German law is concerned. You can go as fast as you want unless there are signs telling you otherwise. Most of the Autobahn has these signs. Especially the Frankfurt area also has lots of radar speed traps. I wouldn't recommend going faster there. The "Richtgeschwindigkeit" of 130km/h is what you're supposed to go, ...


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This is the oakland zoo, just go. He was fishing for a DUI nothing more. You would use your right turn signal at the stop sign. Even though it's your only option. If there were an actual merge lane you would use your left signal to indicate a right lane to left lane merge, but there isn't. I was born and raised here in the Steelcity and work in Oakland.


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In this particular case you should be using the RIGHT TURN Signal You use the left turn signal only in the case where you merge or change from an acceleration lane such as the situation here: In your particular case you where actually making a shallow right turn. There are no actual rules printed as far as I can remember but you can check the driver's ...


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German speed limits come in two flavors: mandatory limits, exceeding which is punishable by a fine, and recommended limits (Richtgeschwindigkeit), which can be exceeded as long as you stay in control of the car. This also means that, if you have an accident while exceeding the recommended limit, you have increased liability. So the answers: Around 50% of ...


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EDIT: I've rewritten my answer, especially to address the question about the variable speed limit. The signs These signs can show different speed limits, which is for example used as flow control. If there's much traffic or even a jam ahead, speed limit is reduced. In general, these signs are as valid as their normal, printed counterpart. Enforcement ...


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Google Maps suggest 5,5 hours driving time from Munich to Genoa ( a bit optimistic since it's estimated "without traffic" which is like, never). Travel time by train (as per Deutsche Bahn Website) is 11-12 hours. The new tunnel is said to reduce driving time from Zürich to Milan by one hour. I don't think it will have much more effect on the driving time ...


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Just off the top of my head check out Nürburgring, which lets you drive your own, rent a car, train, etc... So have fun. P.S. From what I also been told owners may be able to test drive on Ferrari test track but this is hearsay.


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I fear you may be drastically underestimating how long this drive is, so it is possible this QA is not of much help to you. It will take you, at the minimum, four overnight stops in hotels. Normally it will take "a week" for a drive like this. (Say, seven or eight days.) (Note too that it will cost about 1000- in fuel and motoring costs, and say 1000-2000 ...


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Openstreetmap’s car route Munich–Genoa does not tangent the Gotthard area, and neither does bahn.de’s train route suggestion for that relation. The latter does Munich–Verona–Milano–Genova with a EuroCity connection across the Brenner to Verona and takes ten hours. Considering that to use the Gotthard base tunnel by rail you would need to somehow get to its ...


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I took a look at google maps and used Porto to Helsinki, which are 45 hours of driving apart, plus delays and stops. It gives the suggestion of driving through Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Lituania, Latvia and Estonia before taking the ferry to Finland. Having heard stories about road conditions in that route from Poland north, I looked for an ...


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There is actually a South African company that provides what they call Autobahn Blasts: driving at high speed on a de-restricted section of the Autobahn. Now, I do not know if they're trustworthy, but they seem to have a number of high-profile sponsors. Here's a link to the relevant page on their website: http://www.roadandrace.co.za/services/road-tours-...


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In the UK, track day organisers include MSV who will rent you an Ariel Atom, among other cars. They run track days at the following circuits: Brands Hatch Oulton Park Cadwell Park Snetterton Bedford Autodrome


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This site has an embedded map showing the road locations in Gunma Prefecture. It is only in Japanese, but should be enough for you to find what you're looking for.


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I have some personal experience with this. My aunt from China came to visit and after spending some time in the Bay Area (where it is nearly impossible to speed on the highway, and when you do the police are rather lenient) she attempted to drive to Las Vegas. In Barstow she got pulled over for speeding. My Aunt had a Chinese driver's licence and passport ...


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You stop being scared of things by being used to them, and driving is no exception. You can get used to it by doing it more. If you are terrified of driving in general, start by practicing in empty parking lots and country roads (preferably paved ones). You can ask a friend to take you if the route to the practice area is too scary. Some kinds of fear are ...


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Roadtrippers might be what you are looking for. You enter the route you want to take, choose a distance from that route and the site will find things of interests according to what categories you selected. (Note that I am not aware if it works well outside the US. It's possible that the site won't find points of interest.)


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Your question is quite broad and not completely clear, but I assume you arrive from Kazakhstan and want to cross at Khogas into China and then drive on to Beijing and/or Shanghai. I'm no expert but I will try to give you some pointers. Comments to start with: For any venture through the Stans be sure to study the excellent Caravanistan site. Have you ...


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As others have noted, these temporary speed limit signs are equally valid as permanent signs are. As such, when speeding and getting caught you face the same consequences as if there had been a fixed sign on the roadside. However, I disagree with the other answers somewhat. Germany is very lenient when it comes to enforcing speed limits. It is not unheard ...



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