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The pedals are the same The gear shift stays in the middle of the vehicle, so you'll have to get used to operating it with your left hand The arrangement of gears also is the same, so top left is the 1st gear, etc. Also, people who use the right foot to control the clutch should not be allowed to operate a can opener, let alone a car.


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I actually don't think that driving lessons would help you. The cheapest trick is just to just do it. Thousands and thousands of drivers cross either the tunnel connecting the UK and France or the different ferries, daily. In both directions it seems to work out just fine. They only need to temporarly adjust their lamps. In some countries with neighboring ...


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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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Without any relevant exception I can think of, there is no such thing as an "area between land borders". A land border between two countries follow in almost all cases a very well defined path and what you actually mean is the area between two border control posts. If you e.g. locate the border crossing on E75 between Hungary and Serbia on Google Maps, you ...


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In August most roads should be open. The condition of any given road can never be guaranteed though. You should consult the website of the Icelandic Road Administration for up to date information about what roads are closed. If you click on the Condition of Mountain tracks you'll see the current state. Most roads are open by now, but its been a cold summer ...


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I have damaged a rental car - not from driving on the wrong side of the road but crunching it against a curb while turning around in a tight spot. We had declined their extra insurance because my credit card provides that as a benefit. The credit card company said to just send them the proof that I had rented the car as well as the receipts for damages. The ...


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If you rent a car, you will always need to have an insurance. Most often it is included it in the rental sum and you're only liable up to some amount, which is in the 500 pound range. You can buy additional insurance to cover even these expenses. They will always give you an offer on pick-up, because that's a money-maker. This is my experience from renting ...


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The only likely legal limitation is that there must be a seat belt for every passenger. Some states only require seat belts for passengers in the front seat, or under a certain age (such as 13). But to be safe, make sure every passenger is buckled in, and you will have no problems anywhere in the U.S. EDIT As per the NHTSA summary ...


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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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This is, for a 3+ hour drive, pretty much as easy as it can get. It's a drive 100% over Italian and swiss highways. It is also pretty much one straight line north - on the same road, with only one single fork in the road. If you print out a google navigation beforehand and stick to the road, you basically cannot do anything wrong. If you are willing for ...


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When I learned to drive in the UK after years of driving in Europe I found four main issues: The traffic rules (junctions and roundabouts) - this was actually the easiest thing to learn. If there is traffic on the road, you just follow other cars. Otherwise you need to remember it is basically same as in Europe, just opposite. The position of the car in ...


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There is really very little difference between two crossings that take about 5 minutes to cross. In all seriousness, this is really akin to asking, "Should I take 7 Mile Road or 8 Mile?" Fundamentally, you aren't going to remember either. The Ambassador Bridge always struck me as the bigger, rougher cousin - the one that felt more like a war zone (which, ...


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There are basically two ways of driving through france. Through the "route national (RN)", and the "Autoroutes". The autoroutes are the quickest and most convenient network in France. However, if you have the time and want to enjoy the beauty of the countryside the route national provides a valuable alternative for driving through France. Another advantage ...


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From my experience driving in Japan, the major problems you will run into are: When you are turning, especially if you are the first car in line. You aren't going to be driving down the road and just switch to the wrong lane, but when you are turning and not following a line of cars in front of you, habit kicks in and you can turn into the wrong lane. ...


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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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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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International Driver's License or rather International Driver's Permit(IDP) is a document officially specifying that you're licensed to drive in your "home" country and recognized by most countries as official document allowing you to drive. It has to be issued by either a government agency or a government designed agency like AAA in the US. The difference ...


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What happens if I (a US citizen) rent a car in, say, the UK, and crash it because I was driving on the wrong side of the road? Do I have to pay the damages out of pocket? What if I don't have the money? Will my US insurance carrier cover the damages? You are fully liable for any damage you do to a rental car, and in most cases also for damage that ...


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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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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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Apparently there's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next in Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive.


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Women who live in compounds can usually drive on the compound, Aramco. Women can also drive offroad so long as no one official is about. But if you are caught the police will take you in. I'm not sure what the punishment is, one of my friends (A Saudi) was detained until her father came to pick her up and she was made to sign a statement that she would not ...


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The answer is both yes and no. Outside Bangkok, Thailand has only two roads that are "real" controlled-access, grade-separated motorways: Route 7 from Bangkok to Pattaya (150km), which has (AFAIK) Thailand's solitary "real" rest area as well, and Route 5, which loops around Bangkok's periphery and which you're unlikely to venture onto. So, no, you're not ...


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Motorways (autoroutes, indicated by signs with a blue background) have service areas at regular intervals (about 15km). Every rest area has at least a parking lot and toilets. Some have food, petrol, shops, and motels. The official motorways website has a map (only in the French section), which in theory should tell you where various services are available — ...


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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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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 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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The information posted here is not entirely accurate as it seems either out-of-date or tending towards being very conservative. Hong Kong and Macau registered vehicles are allowed to drive on the mainland after affixing special Guangdong plates. I believe the same system applies for mainland Chinese vehicles wanting to drive in Hong Kong and Macau. In ...


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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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