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Road trip from Denver to San Francisco [closed]

Driving from Denver to San Francisco next week, and have two choices: I-80, overnighting in Salt Lake City (8 hours, then 11 hours) I-70 to I-15, overnighting in Las Vegas (11 hours, then 8.5 hours) ...
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Which is flatter for a trip from Los Angeles to Kansas in August, I70 or I40?

I have a toyota yaris (small car) loaded with my stuff. I need to choose a route based on: I need to refill gas very frequently. I am afraid of heights and can't drive on mountain roads. I need safe ...
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What is the route where you can see the most national parks starting from New Jersey to California? [closed]

I'm driving from Ridgefield, NJ and looking to end at Tahoe, CA within 4 weeks. I'd like NJ to be the most northern state that I start from heading towards the south. I'd like to stay at each national ...
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Why are California freeway exits painted with disconnected shoulder lines?

On freeway exits on a recent road trip to California, I noticed the following paint markings: The paint marking for the exit seems to disconnect in two locations from the main shoulder paint line, as ...
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Projected opening date of Trail Ridge Rd, Rocky Mountain National Park?

I know it varies each year depending on the amount of snow, but on average around the end of May. How has the recent weather and snowfall been? Planning a trip to Denver soon so it would be great to ...
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What does this street sign showing Japantown represent?

While driving in San Jose downtown in California, I saw the following street sign: What does this street sign showing Japantown represent? I understand that it is pointing to the nearby Japantown but ...
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Travel back to France from Spain in order to complete French Residency

We must go back to our primary house in France in order to complete our French Residency there. We are both UK passport holders but live permanently in France. Having tried both French and Spanish ...
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How do the Express Lanes in California know how many occupants a car using the express lane contains?

In this answer by Zach Lipton, it is mentioned that the price of using the express lane in California depends (mirror) on the number of occupants that the vehicle contains: How do the Express Lanes ...
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Does the introduction of paid fast lane as replacement of the carpool lane increase or decrease the traffic speed? [closed]

I have noticed that on several (all?) highways in the Bay Area in California, US, carpool lanes are being replaced by paid fast lane (typically payable via FasTrak). This made me wonder: Does the ...
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is a 4WD required in practice to drive down Waipio Valley road?

The Waipio Valley road on Big Island is considered the steepest road in the US with a maximum gradient of 45%. The official recommendation is to use a 4WD, but is it actually needed in practice? I've ...
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Is a 4WD required in practice to drive up Mauna Kea on Hawaii?

According to the Mauna Kea Visitor information center: 2-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted above the Visitor Information Station. A 4-wheel drive vehicle with Low Range is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. ...
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How are older drivers in the UK intended to learn about smart motorways? [closed]

This question arises from a conversation about road holidays in the UK, where I live. I was chatting to an older friend of the family, and it turns out they haven't heard of smart motorways. They ...
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Why are coaches only allowed one way Beauvoir to Noirmoutier on the Passage du Gois?

I read on https://www.passagedugois.com/crbst_3.html (mirror): Coaches [are only allowed] one-way Beauvoir to NOIRMOUTIER. Why are coaches only allowed one way Beauvoir to Noirmoutier on the Passage ...
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How to handle car insurance when driving a car around Central America?

Assume a French citizen and US legal permanent resident with no special visa, work permit, or residence in Central America, wishing to drive a car around the 7 countries of Central America for 1 or ...
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What does “Drive Friendly — The Texas Way” mean?

Saw this sign as I entered Texas earlier this week, as well as digital display boards reminding drivers to also "Drive Friendly - The Texas Way". What exactly is the Texas Way? Do Texans ...
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How can I know whether some parts of a path are not covered by cellular network?

Given a path on some navigation program such as Google Maps or Waze in the United States, how can I know ahead of time (= before driving) whether some parts of the path are not covered by cellular ...
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Traveling from USA to Canada [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada https://www.google.com/search?q=world+map+with+country+name&oq=World+map&aqs=chrome.3.0i271j69i57j0i433j0j0i433....
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Is it possible to do a u-turn after entering the Ambassador Bridge from the US to avoid leaving the US?

Is it possible to do a u-turn after entering the Ambassador Bridge from the US to avoid leaving the US? I am reading conflicting reports. https://k1025.com/this-guy-took-the-bridge-to-canada-exit-in-...
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What are the requirements to drive my UK registered car in Europe after Brexit?

I haven't seen a concise list of requirements as to what I need to have in order for me to drive my UK registered car in Europe after Brexit. (after 31st Dec 2020) I know how strict eg. the german TUV ...
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I have a Spanish registered car in Spain. However I still have an old style British driving license do I need to get an International one?

I have a Spanish registered car in Spain. However I still have an old style British driving license do I need to get an International one when I am driving there?
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Is a car with a licence plate that wasn't issued in Shanghai allowed to be driven within the Shanghai Outer Ring Expressway? Any restrictions if so?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China&oldid=989322105#Shanghai: The initial character on licence plates issued in Shanghai is: 沪 (Hù) 沪A, 沪B, ...
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What does the circled 1 sign mean on Google maps next to “Tolls”?

What does the circled 1 sign mean on Google maps next to "Tolls"? Example: I don't think that's the number of tolls given the distance.
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Which countries accept the Pakistan international driving licence?

I am a Pakistani living in Europe. Which countries accept the Pakistan international driving licence?
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Given a path driven in the US, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive?

Given a path driven in the United States, how can I get the list of websites where I can pay the toll fees incurred during the drive? E.g. https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/tolls/ggb-pay-online.shtml ...
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Snow and Ice on the Alaskan Highway [duplicate]

I need to pull a U-Haul down the Alaskan Highway from Anchorage to Seattle. I want to know when that road is likely to be clear of winter's snow and ice.
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As a Hungarian national, can I enter the Schengen area through Austria, while traveling from Tanzania?

I plan on traveling to Zanzibar, Tanzania. I would drive from Budapest to Vienna, then fly from there though either Doha or Dubai. As far as I know, this part of my itinerary would be difficulty-free, ...
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Is it legal to turn right on to the near lane of 4 lane road (two lanes per direction), when there is a vehicle on the far lane (USA)

Is it legal to turn right on to the near lane of 4 lane road (two lanes per direction), when there is a vehicle on the far lane or should I wait for the blue car to pass. Location: USA, WA
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How can I know whether my car with a California license plate will be granted entry to Mexico?

I read on https://www.borderreport.com/regions/mexico/chocolate-car-crackdown-underway-in-tijuana-starting-at-the-border/ (mirror) (published on 2020-08-18) regarding the US <-> Mexico land ...
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How to minimize tolls when driving past NYC

When driving up or down the Eastern seaboard GPS and navigation apps all seem route me through New York City, leaving me to deal with the exorbitant bridge tolls. My most recent trip cost me over $50 ...
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Is there a Google Maps like app that shows directions and other people's progress along the same route?

I'm looking for an app that not only shows a route with directions (like Google Maps) but also tracks friends following the same route, with all of them showing at the same time. Think of it as Find ...
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How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location?

How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location? I.e., I'm located at address x and I want to know the minimum driving time to reach US state y.
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Driving a Mexican plated car in Canada [duplicate]

I am a Canadian citizen living in Mexico with a status of a permanent resident FM2 card with a house a Mexican drivers license and my truck which is originally from Canada has been imported to Mexico ...
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How much time do Canadian authorities give to non-Canadians to drive from the southern US-Canadian border to Alaska?

I read on https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/07/30/the-rules-for-crossing-the-canadian-border-into-alaska-just-got-even-stricter: Travelers will be given a tag to hang from their rearview mirrors for ...
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Validity of driver's license in a EU country

I'm a citizen of a non-EU country but currently live in an EU country for more than 1 year (not a permanent residence). I don't have a driver's license from the country I currently live in but holds a ...
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Inverted Speed Limit sign in South Korea

Can anyone tell me the meaning of this South Korean street sign? It looks like a speed limit to me, but the colors are inverted (white font on black instead of black font on white). I searched ...
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Driving from Denver to DC in December [closed]

We are planning on driving from Denver to DC before Christmas and back again before the New Year. We would be on I70 the entire time, and planning on two overnight stops. In general, what are the ...
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How to find quiet place to stop close to a motorway junction?

We are making a long journey by car across England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It will take around 16 hours of driving which we are splitting over two days. We have the hotel ...
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10 day quarantine when Leaving California [closed]

are car travelers being asked to be '10-day quarantine' when entering California or when entering Nevada?
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How is the London congestion charge administered?

I have a rental car and I'm not sure whether I drove through the zone over the last few days. How can I know whether I'm obligated to pay the charge, and if I am but have not done so, then what will ...
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Is it possible for tourists to drive unhindered to the top of Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii?

Last year access to the top of Mauna Kea was blocked by protesters. They were attempting to stop construction of a new telescope. Does anyone know if regular access to the top has been re-opened?
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How can I know the total price of the tolls given a path in Thailand?

I want to drive from location A to location B in Thailand. How can I know the total price of the tolls given a path in Thailand?
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Left/right right of turn on an intersection in USA

Having learnt how to drive in Europe, I find intersections particularly tricky in NY state in USA. I was often faced with the following situation in a intersection in which I was not sure how to ...
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Who has the right of way in a 4-stop sign “intersection” that isn't labelled as “all way”?

In Canada we normally have stop signs labelled as "All Way" stop signs at 4-way intersections but I found this weird intersection. Let's say four cars arrive in that specific order and there are ...
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Highlight a particular road/railway line on Google Maps without specifying source and destinations

On Google Maps we usually look for a route between two places by specifying them by names. But how to highlight a route without specifying any place names? For example, if I enter Tokyo and Osaka in ...
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What are the specific guidelines in driving from state to state during this pandemic? [closed]

April 7, 2020 Can you provide me any information about the travel restrictions in driving from state to state during this pandemic? There are curfews and businesses closing early, does this affect ...
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Snow on the Yukon roads in summer

I am planning a trip in Yukon during the summer (July to September) and I wonder what I can expect in terms of road conditions and what specific equipment (for the car) I would need. I found out that ...
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Do you need to get a new IDP when you get a new driver's license endorsement?

A few months ago, I got an International Driving Permit. Then, last month, I got a new endorsement on my California driver's license (M1 endorsement for driving motorcycles) Can I now legally drive ...
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Can I get an international driving permit if my driving license does not allow me to drive a car with manual transmission?

I have a S. Korean license to drive a manual car, and I want to prove it is such to someone who only speaks English. I want to confirm that the absence of a mention of "automatic only" on the IDP is ...
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What am I supposed to do if pulled over by a police officer in the US and I can't roll down my car's windows?

What am I supposed to do if pulled over by a police officer in the US and for some reason I can't roll down my car's windows? On pretty much all websites I have seen so far they indicate one must not ...
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How to get a IDP as a Chinese driving license holder and translating license?

My partner is a Chinese citizen studying in the UK. We're planning on holidaying in Sardinia and would like to rent a car there. She can drive and holds a Chinese Driving License. Having spoken to ...

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