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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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I would put it like this: There is no general speed limit on the Autobahn, meaning that when there is no specific speed limit announced via signs, you can theoretically go as fast as you want (Nowadays though, there are speed limit signs on most sections of the Autobahn). This applies to any drivers, regardless of nationality. I would however recommend that,...


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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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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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My problem was similar but different. I originally was an enthusiastic driver, but after a particularly frightening car accident resulting in serious injuries to my mother and myself, I became terrified of driving. I would try to drive and my mind would start imagining all the horrible types of accidents and deaths I could potentially experience. I would go ...


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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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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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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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In the GCC - much like EU - a valid license issued by a GCC member state is valid for other GCC member states. GCC = Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates and Oman. Visitors to the GCC need to carry their home country license, passport and IDP at all times. Once you are a permanent resident, you need to get a GCC license - holding ...


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Beware - Korea requires one. I arrived to collect my Avis rental, and they refused to give me the keys as I didn't have an IDP. They were adamant that this is a requirement of Korean law, not just of Avis. They directed me to the Department of Motor Vehicles and said that the DMV could issue an IDP based on my UK licence. So I spent the morning going to DMV ...


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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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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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I've checked the rail map for the area near Xanthi and couldn't locate any two-level bridges: While a two level bridge may exist somewhere else in Greece, there definitely isn't one near Xanthi.


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Google's official Map Maker lists the following information in their guideline for map contributors: Average (avg.) speed Speed limits show how fast someone can drive legally. When getting directions in Google Maps, speed limits help calculate travel time. Default speeds: Roads in every country have a default speed limit depending on the road ...


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Since another question has been linked to this, which I feel isn't a totally duplicate question, and nobody has raised the issue on this question, I'd like to add some information about other consequences of speeding that a typical foreign violator might incur that haven't been raised previously. If you are driving a rental car, the registered owner of the ...


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The answer is simple you use your turn signals to indicate to other drivers what your intentions are. You were correct to indicate left as your vehicle must turn slightly/merge to enter the main road from the access road on the right hand side of road. As a fellow Pittsburgher driving the very same roads I use my left signal at this entrance onto the ...


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A little circuit in France (near Germany): anneau du rhin (Rheinring) Prices are in between 150 and 1000 euro. Depence on the vehicle and duration.


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google maps (from "Portugal" to "Finland", not very specific, but we don't have any details) has three suggestions that they all claim tke 47 hours (if you're now slowed by traffic). For a drive that long I don't think "as fast as possible" makes sense, you'll have several layovers, and in determining the length of each section you will probably have ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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You are talking about Germany, of course there are alternatives. For so long a journey you have the choice out of several long distance motorways, Google finds both the A1 you plan to use and the A7, which they recon is a few minutes faster. And it is not coming near Blankenheim/Tondorf or Kelberg. But does taking the A7 make you miss all works on the ...


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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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(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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As pointed out by @sweber these signs are valid and this being Germany, yes the limits will be enforced. I've been passing through one such stretch fairly frequently and while I have never seen mobile radars there, I have been warned of popular spots and have frequently heard the warnings on the radio. Also the vast majority of drivers really sticks to the ...


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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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Currently, 52% of the German motorways do not have a speed limit, 15% have temporary speed limits due to weather or traffic conditions and 33% have permanent speed limits. On unlimited sections there is a 130 km/h recommendation. German Autobahn Speed Limit Information German autobahns have no federally mandated speed limit for some classes of ...


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The Ontario Federation of 4WD Recreationists maintains a trail index, which is unfortunately accessible to their members only (joining costs $50). The trails listed there are graded according to their own rating system which covers difficulties ranging from 1 Maintained Dirt Roads to 5+ Impassable trail. In addition, Ontario Trails lists many trails for ...


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Because of the areas you are passing through, I would recommend a 4x4. Some 4x4s can be quite expensive to rent, but if you shop around, you may get a cheap deal.


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Karlson called it. Here's the pic. You need to proceed a bit further forward in google streetview. The no turn on red sign is actually hidden behind the three yellow signs and the stop here to turn left white sign:


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Making right turn on red onto Bacon from Oak is not Legal. If you look at traffic light installed at Arbor and Bacon facing Oak Street you can see a blurred white sign, which is actually a "No Turn on Red" sign. So on this intersection you can turn right from Arbor onto Bacon Street and from Bacon onto Arbor Circle. Other right on Red are not allowed.



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