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Questions tagged [driving]

Transportation of travellers by private or privately-hired road vehicle. Where the driver is not travelling (but rather working, eg not ‘self-drive’) consider the [taxis] tag instead. Is not applicable to questions about routine commuting or other journeys of a regular nature nor questions better suited to a general motoring site.

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Penalty notice for speed limit violation in Australia while I am an Indian citizen [duplicate]

We hired rented cars in Australia during our visit as tourists there. After 3 months of coming back we received a penalty reminder notices of same day, same highway for exceeding the speeding limit. ...
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Do I need a temporary car insurance and how to get one?

I'm in Texas, USA and I'm traveling to a different city where I'm going to be driving a friend's car for a few days. I hold a valid drivers license but no car insurance of my own. Am I required to ...
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Can I drive into Mexico with alcohol from the USA and back?

All of the information on this that I could find was about buying alcohol in Mexico, but I am actually driving into Mexico with a bunch of alcohol from the US, having a party, and then coming back. I ...
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Germany emission sticker (Umweltplakette) Violation [closed]

I got a letter in the mail from the Hessian government which says Sie nahmen trotz eines Verkehrsverbots zur Verminderung schädlicher Luft verunreinigungen (Zeichen 270.1, 270.2) mit einem ...
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Sweetgrass MT to Anchorage travel at the end of March-how will roads be?

We are travelling from Alabama to Anchorage AK, we will be entering Canada from the Sweetgrass MT. Will we have issues driving on the roads or need snow chains or anything like that for the vehicle? ...
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An American driving in Europe — what to learn? [closed]

I've been driving over 20 years, but never outside the US. European driving is quite different, I hear, both rule of the road and other drivers' habits. If I was to drive in Europe what should I learn ...
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May I drive an Indian-registered car in Nepal?

My car is registered in India. I Plan to visit Nepal for 10 days. Am I allowed to bring and drive my car there, or would I need to re-register it in Nepal?
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What does this traffic sign mean?

I saw several of them around Paramaribo, Suriname. Left side looks kind of like "vehicles not allowed" and the right side like "parking prohibited" signs, but there was plenty of cars riding and ...
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Can you drive in Oregon, USA using Texas, USA Learner's Permit? [duplicate]

For an adult (age 24yrs), is it legal to drive using learner's permit from TX in OR state?
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Insurance for car rental in Costa Rica

I am currently in Costa Rica and the guy at the car rental place required us to buy insurance beyond the CDW. So what is actually required for a foreigner to drive a rental in Costa Rica?
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Is the entire road west of the Nile from Atbara to Omdurman tarred?

I've broken up the route into 3 screenshots. I'm talking of the road running west of the Nile (north in the 2nd image). Starting south west of Atbara and ending in Omdurman. Google maps satellite ...
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Is it safe for someone with a British Passport to drive from the UK around the Black Sea and back? [closed]

Is it safe for someone with a British Passport to drive from the UK around the Black Sea and back? What might the problems be?
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How well is Russias ban on driving a dirty car enforced?

In Russia, it is prohibited to drive a dirty car. I read this on the website of the Dutch motorist association, which is a quite reliable source. It is also reported by BBC News. I do not know the ...
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Driving to Dubai from Muscat

I'm driving to Dubai from Muscat and have heard that crossing the border can be difficult. In particular, there appears to be a specific border crossing only for expats. Any advice on how to do this ...
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Flying to San Diego and Driving back to Florida [closed]

We are retirees that have time and no calendar issues, Free as birds. We are thinking of flying to San Diego and then driving back across the southern states. Thinking about a vehicle; rent one, buy ...
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Traffic light fails to give a green to one's movement even after several cycles — what can a driver do?

In some cases, when a traffic light has an inductive loop sensor, it is possible to approach a traffic light prepared to make a movement (through or turning), only to find yourself sitting at a red ...
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Driving in Taiwan (Taroko to Taichung)

Are there any restrictions on driving from Taroko to Taichung, over road 8 and 14甲 (or just road 8 through Baxianshan National Forest Recreation Area)? Google Maps doesn't even direct all the way ...
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Driving with International Driving Permit in Taiwan

I have a UK driving licence and am planning to hire a car in Taiwan for a few days but am finding conflicting information about International Driving Permit. According to the AA website in Taiwan IDP ...
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UK Motorway Slip Roads - Speed Limit

My TomTom Sat Nav usefully prompts you with the speed limit for the road you are driving on, and although they have a disclaimer saying that the accuracy for being up-to-date cannot be guaranteed, I ...
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

We're planning a road trip from Germany (Frankfurt area) to Italy (Milan area) next summer. The main focus is on driving on nice roads so we want to avoid driving on highways. We don't mind if we have ...
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Expected tip for driver of rented car in Sri Lanka

I traveled around Sri Lanka in a rented car with driver. The contract has this note: Above Price Not includes Driver Tip - We encourage our customers , whenever they wish, to offer drivers tips ...
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Driving car in Toronto on Australian Drivers License

Just wanted to know if I can legally drive a car in Toronto, Canada on an Australian drivers license?
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Are the roads in South Island in New Zealand very curvy? [closed]

My husband and I are flying to Queenstown in January 2019 (Summer). We will be hiring a car and driving to Milford Sound, Te Anau, Roys Peak, and Mount Cook. I do have a problem with motion sickness ...
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What 4WD vehicle is necessary for Waipoli Road? [duplicate]

The text is online. Or Lonely Planet Maui (2017 edn), p. 65. Waipoli Road Holy cow! What's happening?! Yep, this devilish road sneaks up on you. One minute you're gazing tranquilly over a pretty ...
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Roads in Switzerland in December [closed]

I am planning to travel by a rented car from Milan to Reckingen-Gluringen, Switzerland on 8 December. What should I expect, and is it a good idea?
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Salt Lake City driving in winter

I plan to visit Salt Lake City this winter for a few weeks starting at Christmas. I'm renting a car and I was wondering if I should be aware of any specific regulations and issues while driving in ...
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Can I get a driving license on a visitor visa?

I currently have a visitor visa for 8 months. I have never gotten a license in my own country as I never needed it, but in NZ it's a bit tricky to get around without one, so I'm considering studying/...
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Road trip to Tromsø (polar circle) in late May: what tires?

I’ve got my eye on a new epic adventure: driving up to Tromsø to see the midnight sun. I will probably start in Netherlands. In my home country Netherlands, the weather is very pleasant in May. In ...
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Things to see in the North Sweden in November [closed]

I'm going to visit Sweden in two weeks, landing in Arlanda (Stockholm). I'm renting a car and was thinking of spending the first weekend driving around and seeing its natural beauty. I have lived ...
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Are there US-oriented travel planning sites which split a route into daily chunks?

I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions). There are several sites to help with the planning (notably ...
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Suppose I want to travel from New York to Toronto under F1 visa, what are the routes available and Visa rules?

I am concerned about the Transit Visas and other rules regarding my visit to Toronto for a few days, and how frequently I can visit Toronto to see my girlfriend.
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In the Netherlands, does the green stripe in the middle of a road always allow to drive 100 km/h?

In the Netherlands, there are roads with a green stripe in the middle. Here an example from Google Street View: Both times I was driving on such a road there was an autoweg (expressway) sign at the ...
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Are there any self-driving cab services in India

Ola and Uber are the most-used cab services in India. But these cabs have a driver. Are there any self-driving cab services available in India. I mean that the cab should not have any driver and it ...
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Driving from Todtmoos to Freiburg im Breisgau

If I look at Google Maps to go from Todtmoos to Freiburg im Breisgau, one of the options goes right past Schauinsland; it looks like quite a wiggly road with a fair amount of elevation. Streetview ...
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Solo-Driving from Florida to New York During the Winter

In the past, I have asked a question on this exchange regarding driving a well-maintained car across the East Coast of the U.S. In that particular question, I wanted to know if it were safe for a car ...
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I-95 Carolina Hurricane Florence Highway Closures

Hurricane Florence has damaged many roads in NC \ SC. I would like to drive from Florida to Washington DC: the normal route is I-95. Is there an updated service (ideally with the Google Maps ...
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Driving Iceland's Golden Circle in October

I'll be in Iceland in mid-October, and I would like to visit the Golden Circle by driving around it myself. I've never been there before. I investigated tours, but the times aren't generally working ...
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While driving in Europe, can I move into and share a lane next to a motorcycle? [closed]

I know most places in Europe allow (and sometimes even encourage) motorcycles to lane split and travel between cars. How do other drivers tell whether a motorcycle is currently occupying a lane as a ...
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International vehicle registration sticker [closed]

I will drive my car, registered in the Canadian province Alberta, in Europe. Do I need the country (CDN) sticker on the car? My licence plate shows Alberta, but not Canada. I have no idea where to buy ...
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Driving a rental car from Italy to Dublin

I am moving to Dublin from Rome and we thought, instead of flying the dog as airplane cargo, I would rent a car and drive across Europe. Is it possible to rent a car in Rome, and deliver it in Dublin?...
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How do you drive from Asia to Europe? [closed]

We would like to drive from Malaysia to England. Is this possible? We are three Australian 18 years olds who will be on our provisional (P Plates) licence. We would prefer to travel through Laos, ...
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Visiting Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, British Columbia (Canada)/Hyder, Alaska (USA)

Near the southernmost point of the British Columbia, Canada/Alaska, USA border is a beautiful glacier named Salmon Glacier. Apparently this glacier can be visited using a gravel road from the town of ...
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Speeding violations in France by UK registered car

Ok now i was in France the previous weekend and was running late to make it for the euro tunnel back. So i stepped on the accelerator and drove above the speed limit. WAZE didnt show me any speed ...
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Legal or financial barriers to driving a rental car from El Salvador to Honduras?

Since I (apparently) can't fly from SAL to Choluteca, I was planning to drive.  But then I had to think some more: Will I be required at the Honduran border or at the rental counter to show an ...
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Driving From Toronto, Ontario to Yellowknife Mid- January 2018 [closed]

My Fiance and I will be moving to Yellowknife for 9 months for work. To save money, we want to drive my car from Toronto to Yellowknife verses buying a cheap car once we have moved. Unlike my fiance ...
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Driving a 125 ccm motorcycle in Spain with EU licence

In Spain they allow drivers holding a Spanish B licence (for cars) to drive 125 ccm motorcycles without further training or applying for a licence. So, once you have the B, even if it does not ...
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French Autoroute tolls

I travelled by car from Calais to Aulnay 17470 via the autoroutes following Rouen/Le Mans/Tours. Viamichelin calculates the tolls as around 57 euros one way but my total came to around 67 euros PLUS ...
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Driving across America as a UK driver. What specific rules do I need to know? [duplicate]

I've been driving in the UK for nearly 10 years, covering around 20,000 miles or 32,000 km a year. I've driven across Europe without issue as well. So I'd like to think I'm an experienced driver. ...
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What traffic interchange does this picture show?

I found this attractive picture from http://www.cowen.com/reports/exploring-the-future-of-transportation/ and wondered what interchange it's based on. It's perfectly symmetrical so the creator ...
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EU driver's license valid in the Philippines

I'm from Belgium and I have a Belgian drivers license (for just over 1 year). In December I will be going to the Philippines. Do I need an international driver's license or can I use my Belgian one?