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Provided there were no other sign or rule forbidding it, turning was perfectly fine. The red X cross on blue background means it's forbidden to stop (absolutes Halteverbot). It's somewhat similar to the more well-known “no parking” sign, but stricter (parking is defined as leaving your vehicle or letting it stand longer than three minutes whereas this signs ...


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I have met the "fruit sniffing" dog several times and am aware (from watching Border Security) of currency-sniffing and firearms-sniffing dogs in addition to the classic drug-sniffers. Generally, these dogs sniff people's bags more than people. (The Canadian beagle that met my flight from the Caribbean once sat [the dog's signal] about my bag, but the ...


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Red circle means Prohibition, round signal means law-enforced (as per driving code and rules), upper left to lower right red bar means prohibition to park your vehicle (2 or more minutes and stopped engine supposes your car is parked) and upper left to lower right with a 'mirrored' lower left to upper right red bar means prohibition to park or pulling over ...


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Road Regulations by Country Arguably, the best source of information on traffic rules for a country is that country's Ministry of Transportation. It makes sense for someone organising a road trip to contact the relevant authorities in the country they wish to drive into, to get the most up to date information available. In principle, international road and ...


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Most countries will consider a damaged passport invalid and require it to be replaced. For instance, the United States says: If your passport has been significantly damaged, especially the book cover or the page displaying your personal data and photo, you will need to apply for a new passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to ...


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No. Not legally. Passport retention is against the law in UAE. Your passport is usually the property of the government that issued it (as mentioned in the small print in your passport, which usually contains words to that effect), and each passport holder is responsible for its safekeeping. Source (I'm aware that the source's page title refers to ...


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Reservations are semi-autonomous lands. They have their own rules, law enforcement officiers and judicial systems. But that said, their laws are not really that different than the state they reside in. They are often more strict on enforcement, so obey the speed limits and other driving rules, don't count on the 10 miles over the limit grace a state ...


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The general consensus on the internet seems to be that the sticker is an RFID chip used by Identity and Passport Service (IPS) to track the production process of the passport from start to shipping. There are many such questions disseminated across the web (here, here and here are a few examples). Most mention stories of people traveling with and without the ...


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It's a document you would get from a research institution if you are coming there for a few weeks to do research. It's not unusual for a professor or young researcher to go for a short time to another institution to exchange ideas, work on an empirical study or write a paper. If they stay for less than 90 days, they would not get a long-stay visa but this ...


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There are no specific regulations against taking photos during take off and landing - as long as you are not endangering the crew and passengers. Each airline, however is free to have their own policies. For example some will not allow cameras with external battery packs. For more detailed discussion on this, check out this post on photo.stackexchange.com. ...


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Getting sniffed by a dog is not prohibited in Islam. See this if you want the relevant discussion. In fact, dogs can be kept as pets as long as they are for defence, herding etc. and not as recreational animals. You may also want to post this separately in islam.stackexchange.com. Even if you ignore the above - dogs at airports don't sniff people, they ...


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Presuming you are a non-Indian (not a member of that reservation, nor a different tribe) they only have limited jurisdiction over you. Most Indian reservation police have cross-agreements with the state cops to allow outside cops (such as pulling over a car on the interstate traveling through reservation lands) to operate normally, or to hold you till the ...


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As mentioned in this official webpage, the list of mandatory accessory in a car in France is : a reflecting jacket a security triangle a breathalyser Nevertheless, it is also explicitly mentioned that the lack of a breathalyser isn't submitted to a penalty. You are therefore actually not required to have one in your car. You can be submitted to an ...


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I am not sure if there is a global option. But for the United Kingdom, the go-to document on rules of the road (including signage) is the Highway Code, handily (if a little clunkily) available online. It is perhaps important to be aware that the Highway Code is a guidance document, not the law itself, although for most purposes it comes close enough. It's a ...


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No stopping. (The small arrow points to where you can't stop.)


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What does this road sign mean? It means you should do at least the theory part of the german driving license before driving around there clueless. Here are the official rules (StVO = Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung): https://www.juris.de/purl/gesetze/_ges/StVO You should know them before even starting the car engine on a parking lot. I would never drive in ...


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I know that different Muslims interpret the rules around dogs slightly differently, and I am not a scholar of Islam, but there is one piece of pragmatic advice I can contribute here. I understand that many Muslims believe that if a dog touches your clothes, it is forbidden to pray in those clothes until they have been washed three times. This can be very ...


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I lived in that zone for three years (1993-1996), and I have traveled in it several times more recently, but this is the first I have ever heard of its existence. How did you even become aware of it? I lived in Lexington, VA, and my travels have been mainly on the Blue Ridge and in the Shenandoah and James River valleys. I can't speak for areas closer to ...


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According to this site indeed scuba diving in Turkey is heavily regulated. There's an organisation called TSSF which defines rules and regulations for scuba diving. According to the linked site, the limit for > 18yo CMAS 2* and above is indeed 30m: Here a short summary of what is of interest for everybody. Foreigners are not allowed to dive in ...


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There can be and are some legal differences between laws and traffic regulations in reservations and out of them. Example from Montana. Those are however minor. In the US there are also variations between states, but all the time masses of tourists cross state lines without knowing the ins and outs of the traffic laws applying to all the states they are ...


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What's the CDWS? The Chamber of Diving and Water Sports is a govermental organisation funded in 2007 by the Egyptian Mynistry of Tourism, whose purpose is to regulate all diving and water sports activities in the country. Quoting from the CDWS About Us webpage: The Chamber of Diving and Watersports was founded by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism in 2007 with ...


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This is a guess rather than something I know, but it may be worth checking if it's possible to request to be searched by means other than a sniffer dog. They may be willing to have a human (or maybe even trained bees) search you instead.


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There's a reasonably decent American mystery novel that features a courtroom scene with the defense attorney asking the Court to weigh the evidence. (The defendant is charged with smuggling.) The judge replies that he always weighs the evidence, but the attorney means literally. Without the drugs, it matches the weight on the checked baggage receipt. With ...



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