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If he/she is coming from behind, it means normally: You are slow, drive faster or change the lane ! The frequency of the light blinking indicate the urgency, a short one after a while means "Please ?" a whole flurry of it means "GET OUT OF THE F****** LANE, YOU STUPID SNEAKER !!". And no, it is not an exaggeration, Germans can be very offensive behind a ...


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It usually means get your slow ass out of the way. The main Autobahns have three lanes: Outer, for trucks. Nominal speed 100km/h. Middle, for normal driving. Nominal speed 160-180km/h. Inner lane, passing. Nominal speed: faster than you. If you are driving in the inner lane and someone flashes their headlights at you, it means move over to the middle ...


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After living in the USA for over 10 years, I moved to Europe. I did consider bringing my car from the USA to Europe, however later rejected that idea. Yet in the process I did look into various options. There are several shipping companies that will ship vehicles across the Atlantic, usually inside containers on a ship, but for the right price they'll do ...


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In the US, crosswalks are regulated in state laws and most states have some sort of regulation that motorized vehicles must yield for pedestrians being within a crosswalk. This is of course quite odd, since in most situations, the pedestrian must move into the road and potentially put himself in danger, to get the right of way on his side. Michigan is one ...


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It is an official signal and has a name: it is called Lichthupe in German. The German road-traffic regulations Straßenverkehrsordnung (StVO in short) mention this in two paragraphs: StVO § 5 (5) Outside of towns or villages a driver may warn oncoming traffic with the horn or the Lichthupe if he is going to overtake. StVO § 16 (1) A driver may warn ...


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From Pennsylvania Driver's Manual When there is a STEADY RED LIGHT, you must stop before crossing the marked stop line or crosswalk. If you do not see any lines, stop before entering the intersection. Wait for a green light before you start. You may turn right while the light is red, unless a NO TURN ON RED sign is posted at the intersection. ...


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From a mathematical point of view, computing the optimal route is actually rather interesting. The shortest route between all European capitals is a classic case of the traveling salesman problem, and here's one potential solution: (courtesy u/OmgU8MyRice on r/MapPorn) Which comes out to 22,151 km, but it omits Iceland (tut tut) and you need to fly ...


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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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Michigan specific information Michigan does have a section of law regarding traffic control areas. This mostly deals with crosswalks at signals, but portions of it refer to crosswalks in general. See state statute 257.612 which deals with disabled individuals crossing at any crosswalk, not just signal locations. There is also a definition of school ...


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I think you are misreading the picture. There is a grate running across the road itself that cars can cross without problems but hoofed animals (e.g. sheep) can not. Next to the road there is a gate that can be opened when driving herds. But this gate is never used to close off the road. Generally, in Iceland, a closed gate means no entry. Unless there is ...


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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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What I can tell you is that the road is actually open and looks very good. It's all the way through, even the last leg from Sainshand to Zamyn udd just opened 6 days ago. Further, in this presentation on page 17 created by an official of the road development body of Mongolia, before the construction was finished, it is mentioned that the average travel time ...


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About the closest way that I'm aware of is the category for this on Wikipedia. Of course, it'll still require you to click through each one. Category: Diagrams of road signs in France Category: Diagrams of road signs in the United States That European comparison is amazing, and I'm hoping another answer appears with something similar, but this is the ...


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There are no experience-related difference to speed limits in Germany (where I live), and neither are there in Poland, according to all sources I've looked at. I think the Belarusian regulation is rather unusual.


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It all depends on where you want to go. At any time of year, Landmannalaugar would call for something more substantial than a "small compact". Even a small 4x4 (i.e. a normal sedan with four wheel drive) could get into trouble, you'd really want something with extra ground clearance. Most of the other destinations you mention are easily accessible most of ...


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It is illegal to drive a vehicle in the US where each passenger does not have a seat belt (with very few exceptions) - http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/811458.pdf‎ It is illegal to drive a vehicle in Canada where each passenger does not have a seat belt (with very few exceptions) - http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/seatbelt.shtml Your vehicle ...


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It can mean different things, depending on context: If you are both on the leftmost lane, especially if the other car is very close, and/or coming up quickly, they likely want you to change to he right lane so that they can pass If yo are on an entry lane, the car behind you on the lane left of you may flash it's headlights to indicate that you can change ...


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As dianod says, van rental is easy in Australia. While there are many hire companies, the vehicles are usually supplied by a relatively small number of rental companies. eg Britz supply vans to literally dozens of hire companies who differentiate themselves by information packs or optional extra equipment etc. I'd choose a van over train etc - the ability ...


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It is very easy to rent a van in Australia. Most major rental agencies offer vans and there are no additional driving requirements on them over a standard car. They will also have locations in both Sydney and Adelaide for one way rentals. Whether you drive or not is really dependent on what you want to see. Driving gives you a lot more options like the ...


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Here is a such a map. There is a legend too. Blue is essentially without limit. Some have time-based limits or flexible limits based on electronic signs.


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OK, I am going to give it a try. Unlike, say, going overland to India, I don't know driving-through-every-country-in-Europe to be a thing. Unless I am wrong about that, I doubt you will find much information addressing that directly or that there could be one correct answer to this question. Consequently, any route or plan someone could come up would be ...


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Roads in Finland are good, although not luxurious. Helsinki-Tampere is all motorway, as is the last part of Lappeenranta-Helsinki, the rest you'll be driving on two-lane country highways. In short, any of those cars should be just fine. There are a few quirks to driving in Finland explained in detail at Wikivoyage, the main one being that you always need ...


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You're viewing the code in your mind incorrectly. For any individual driver in a vehicle, there is the road they are on, and there is the roundabout, period. You don't consider any of the other roads. Your intersection is the one the road you are on to the roundabout. As illustrated, the intersection is not the entire round-about (left), but only where your ...


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In most states in USA, the statute of limitations for a fine is 10 years, which means that the fine stays active up to 10 years. USA does not have any bi-lateral agreement with any European country to enforce a ticket issued here in the states. However, in most states we have a system where we link any prior vehicle that you owned in the past (during those ...


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It's not an entire country, but Australia's Northern Territory had no speed limits (on major highways) until 2007, and they're seriously considering going back to this -- not a bad idea, given that there's a whole lotta nothing out there. For one year from February 2014, there's now a 200-km section of highway north of Alice Springs with no limits, and ...


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Go to the local RMV (MassDOT RMV; 630 Washington Street, Boston, MA is the most easily accessible in Boston using public transportation) with: Passport (+ I-20 if you are on F-1 visa) French driving license + translation by the French Consulate (20 USD) French "releve restreint" (called "driving record" in the US), which is given by the Prefecture in which ...


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It shouldn't be any worse than usual - it might even be a bit light; Larchmont is a ways north of NYC proper, so I wouldn't expect significant NYE related backups there. One thing that you should be wary about however, is drunk drivers! There will probably be more of them on the road than usual that night, so be cautious and alert. (Similarly, there will ...


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Yes, unless another sign forbids it. The sign is there to let you know there will be a turn arrow exclusively for you. It does not disallow right on red. If there is not a sign that says "No turn on red" or "No turns," you may turn right on red.


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The vast majority of cars in Zürich have non-EU plates... Because Switzerland isn't in the EU! But I guess you mean non-European. In this case, it is quite common to see US models on Swiss roads: as others have pointed out, they usually belong to US citizens working at one of the large number of international organisations in Switzerland. It is worth ...


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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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