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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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In New York you definitely MAY be pulled over for exceeding the speed limit at all. In other words, if a cop wants to pull you over (to fulfill a ticket quota etc) he can use the fact that you exceeded the speed limit by 1 mph. Now, having driven across the United States, I would have two observations which may illuminate how cops decide whether or not to ...


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I work in an airline (cabin crew), and I know for a fact that there is no published list for such a thing. Beside the famous (bomb, explosive, hijack, etc.) words, which is usually said by naive people trying to be funny, the current political situations and international or national threats related words/sentences would raise a flag. Cabin crew and ...


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In general the laws pertaining to age for consuming alcohol and purchasing alcohol apply to people within the international departure area of an airport. You are within the territory of the country the airport is in, so you are subject to that country's laws. Some countries do waive specific rules within an international airport, such as allowing ...


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On the highway, doubtful, but if you are in a residential area, or school zone, most likely yes. Here in Fort Worth, Texas cops will pull you over for going 5 over the limit in a school zone in a heart beat. Anywhere else though, not really. I've been passed by casual cops when I was doing 8 or 9 over the limit. I've even passed cops doing the same speed. ...


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EU Licence Plates The EU countries now have new registration plates incorporating the country code and the EU flag on the left. This voids the need for the former oval sticker, enforced by the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. Quoting from the "Council Regulation (EC) No 2411/98 of 3 November 1998 on the recognition in intra-Community traffic of the ...


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Yes. Utah just increased some of its speed limits from 65 to 70 mph. The highway patrol confirmed that back when the speed limit was 65, they gave a 5 mph buffer to drivers before ticketing. But with the new 70 mph speed limit, they're changing the buffer to be 1-3 mph. From a recent news covering: But Col. Danny Fuhr, superintendent of the Highway ...


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While unlikely, yes. I will be covering special cases other users haven't covered yet where you may. Typically, if you are pulled over for 1-5 over, the officer has alternative motives that may not be all that ethical. The main one being, if an officer is profiling you. While this is illegal, it is hard to prove. When I was driving around a friend who ...


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Technically, any speed over the speed limit can be considered illegal and ticketable. I've personally witnessed California Highway Patrol pull over one car at 67 mph in a 65 mph zone. (Cop car was in lane two of four on the freeway, at 65 mph. A somewhat dense pack of cars were therefore all dutifully travelling at exactly the same pace. One car tried to ...


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Electronic Cigarettes and Air Transport Regulation Whilst TSA allows packing of electronic cigarettes and associated liquids in carry-on bags, the regulation regarding both airport and in-flight smoking remains vague, and both airline- and country-dependent. Consider that any answer posted here will probably be outdated soon as the regulations evolve. ...


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Two possible sources here, one with brevity, one with detail. The Taxation and Customs Union page specifies: Up to a value of €430 for air and sea travellers Up to value of €300 for other travellers The value on an individual item may not be split up. but doesn't really explain how they define it. So the UK government has a page on Electronic ...


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Assuming that the question is about items bought in the US and then brought to Europe (not 100% clear from the question title), the rules can be found here. Note that whether stuff is boxed, new, etc. or not does nor make a difference in general - it may make a difference for determining the value of the goods, though (new vs. used). An almost-new product ...


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With the exception of the government approved lottery and a couple of horse racing venues, gambling of any kind is prohibited in Thailand. Blatant gambling devices such as poker chips, roulette wheels, etc are banned in Thailand. Multi-function gaming items, such as playing cards, are not. And likewise general board games are legal as well. The playing ...


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I think that you don't need such a sticker in Europe if the sign of the country is incorporated into the registration plate. The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, Article 37 says: Every motor vehicle in international traffic shall display at the rear, in addition to its registration number, the distinguishing sign of the State in which it is ...


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Mark and DCTLib already posted a link to official EU guidance on this (+1 to them) but it might be useful to clarify how these rules are intended to work. Firstly, there is a fundamental difference between goods that have never been imported in the EU and things you take with you out of the EU and want to bring back in but that were originally bought in the ...


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It's less hassle because it's just a ticket and some paperwork, instead of a potential court appearance. If they are kind to you, you may appreciate it and be less angry as well, not taking it out on them if they're doing you a 'favour'. And then they write up a ticket, probably record it back at the station, and that's the job done. If it's a court ...


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The first goal should always be: Do not get arrested in the first place. If you travel common sense demands that you know the most important rules to obey. Traveling books and other information sources will inform you what is legal and illegal and what is polite behavior. This gains importance if you are moving in another culture and it even more important ...


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In many states in the US, there is some threshold above the speed limit (+20-25 mph is common) that changes a speeding ticket to a reckless driving misdemeanor or felony. Plenty of people will just pay off a speeding ticket but would fight a reckless driving charge in court. ...


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Apart from the other good reason that the police officer will want to give you a ticket that causes him less work, there's also the matter of evidence. Measuring that you drove 20 over the limit doesn't necessarily prove that you did drive 20 over the limit; the slightest inaccuracy could mean that you actually only drove 19 over. But with a ticket of 10 or ...


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Going to answer this part: "Will it be safe to bring them without risk of paying tax?" Yes it will. Make sure your items are not boxed and wrapped in paper. Unless it looks like your going to sell it, the airport personal will not be bothered.


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I once got pulled over by sheriff for doing 65 on 60 in Oklahoma country highway. However I was only given a warning. Warning don't affect your insurance but stay on your record. I was driving on a old highway and cop was driving on opposite way. He turned around on highway and came chasing me to warn me. I would always do plus 5 on highways until then ...


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Yeah they really don't care about your hairstyle in North Korea. Juche (their political ideology/system) is for North Koreans only and they won't try and push it's ideals or fashion standards onto tourists. I didn't have any problem with my long hair when i was there.


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Since there have been no actual citations about towns setting up speed traps to scam motorists using speeding tickets, I will provide some examples: Hampton, Florida: They are especially ridiculous at their job, since they specifically extended the limits of the town to encompass a small section of the highway specifically to fleece motorists: You ...


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From my experience in the US, all the above answers are correct but one thing that isn't mentioned is the specific road also makes a difference. For example on Texas SH 195 that runs between Killeen and Austin, there are multiple radar traps and speeds are enforced strictly. This is because this road is notorious for having drunk speeding college kids (and ...


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There are certain geographic zones and times where enforcement is particularly stringent. For example, during the late 1990s in eastern North Carolina through the Appalachian mountains, the local law enforcement had the option of citing reckless driving for cars going 5 mph or more over the speed limit. Also during that time, when New Jersey increased ...


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Turkish police does not have a page for wanted people, so no online resources by the Turkish government. The only online resource which might give you this information is the interpol, Turkey is a member of interpol and they should send information about wanted people to the interpol, especially those who do not reside in Turkey. Interpol has a page for ...



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