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Mbeya-Tabora road condition [duplicate]

What is the condition of Mbeya-Tabora road? Google maps shows the distance as 584 km and estimated travel (driving) time of a whole 10 hours!
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having a firm get a state driver licenc for me? is this legal? [closed]

The major problem in converting a driver's license from one state to another, i.e. military in german to Texas license is going to the different places and waiting. Before moving getting a mail ...
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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?

I am going on a trip to Czechia and Austria during Christmas time with my friends. 6 of us will be on the trip and there's only driver who holds an American driver's licence (Washington State). One ...
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Why are there some mini-trucks blasting psy/techno music while driving around Yangon?

I have seen many mini-trucks blasting (> 90 dB) psy/techno music while driving around Yangon with some decent sound system. Example from https://youtu.be/gCdgRT2f63k?t=13: Why are there some mini-...
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Blaue Plakette Stuttgart (2019)

I'm planning to visit Stuttgart. I wasn't in Germany for a year and I'm puzzled by unclear information about the current state of Umweltplakette. The site https://www.blaue-plakette.de/ writes as they ...
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Am I supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay in Vietnam?

Am I (French citizen with US and 1949 international driving licenses) supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay (1 to 3 weeks) to drive a ...
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Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019?

Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA)? Myanmar used to be in 2016-issued international ...
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How to buy Czech vignette by credit/debit card?

Is it possible to buy Czech vignette sticker at gas stations and pay by card? I noticed that sellers at some kiosks at rest stations near the border (eg. near Austrian or Slovakian border) only ...
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UK Visa: convictions and other penalties [duplicate]

I'm applying for a UK Visa using the newest portal. One section is called Convictions and other penalties and asks At any time have you ever had any of the following, in the UK or in another country?. ...
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Rent a car for a day and leave it in another city in Italy

I want to rent a car in Italy, is it possible to take it in one city and leave it in another one? In this case, from Bari to Naples. Also, is there a minimum number of days for a rental? Probably one ...
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For a Russian visa, do I need to disclose a driving offence?

My partner pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in 2017 and he received a ban. Does it need to be disclosed on the Russian Visa application?
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Driving test in New Zealand?

My partner and I are going to New Zealand in November for a few months and the plan is to buy a camper and drive around, checking out the sights! The only slight hitch with this plan is I haven't yet ...
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How to cross the Lake Constance from Constance to Meersburg by car

I would like to visit Constance (Germany) with my van, and also see the other side of the lake. Is there a way to cross by ferry or would I need to drive along the lake?
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We are on WHV, my boyfriend was in a small collision, we are leaving in 2 weeks what happens if we don’t pay the damages?

My boyfriend was in a small driving collision in Brisbane last night, it was legally his fault, there isn’t much damage to the other car but a few marks. We are leaving Australia in 2 weeks, what ...
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What does the Free Recovery sign (UK) actually mean?

When travelling in the UK, I often see this sign when there are roadworks: This results in a few questions: What does this exactly mean and are there specific reasons when is used? Where will you ...
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driving abroad with own car and local law on modifications, differences between what's is legal on a car and what isn't

I read somewhere recently, that german officials seized foreign cars, based on "not TÜV approved" (TÜV being the authority to decide vehicle road legality in Germany), even though said vehicle is ...
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Is flat headlight pattern legal to drive with in Spain [closed]

Can somebody please advise if the Spanish ITV test legally requires the (bi-xenon) headlights to light up a curb side, or if changing the light pattern to flat, as recommended by Mercedes UK for ...
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Is there any road between the CA State Route 120 and Sherman Pass Road (Forest Route 22S0) that crosses Yosemite/Serria/Sequoia National Park/Forest?

Is there any publicly accessible and drivable road between the California State Route 120 and the Sherman Pass Road (Forest Route 22S0) that crosses Yosemite/Sierra/Sequoia National Park/Forest? ...
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International driving license from Swiss driving license

While being in Switzerland and holding a Swiss driving license, it is possible to ask for an international driving license in the traffic authorities in Switzerland. I would like to know, is there ...
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I am a dual citizen of United States and Mexico, can I use my Mexican license in california when visiting?

I am originally a US citizen that has moved to Mexico and gotten my dual citizenship. Around two years ago I've gotten a DUI and got my license suspended, I've completed my DUI classes and passed my ...
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Do pedestrians imitate automotive traffic?

I'm from the USA, where we drive on the right side of the street. When walking, I always felt like heavily trafficked areas manage themselves by imitating the automotive traffic (usually). Pedestrians ...
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Can I enter Bahrain via Saudi by road ? Indian passport holder, UAE Residence (work permit)

I am Indian Passport holder. I have UAE residence of 2 years. I have Emirates ID. I am currently in Saudi Arabia with on Business Visit Visa. Can I enter Bahrain via Causeway? By taking SAPTCO Bus?...
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How to check overspeeding fine if any in Norway [closed]

I would like to check if there are any overspeeding fines levied on me as I have been driving rented car of Hertz for last 7 days.
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How is the traffic between Michigan and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in mid-August? [closed]

I am planning to take a road trip from Michigan to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with my wife and three kids. I am looking and it appears to be a nine hour drive. I figure if i get up and go around 5am we ...
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What’s the cost of Road tolls Calais to Copenhagenby car? [closed]

Travelling by car from Calais to Copenhagen and would appreciate advice re cost of road tolls from anyone who’s done this recently.
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Car insurance for UK to Iran trip [closed]

My husband and I are Australians who want to buy a car in the UK and drive it to Iran through Europe (incl. Eastern Europe), Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan etc. We want to leave ASAP once we have the ...
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Speeding ticket in Germany [closed]

I received a notice informing me of a speeding ticket in Germany and have lost the payment information. If Imdo not pay the ticket, will there be any repercussions the next t8me I go to Germany? I ...
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What happens if an EU citizen doesn't pay a Canadian speeding ticket?

A friend of mine who is an Austrian citizen is currently doing an internship on a Canadian farm and got issued a speeding ticket for going 140 km/h in a 100 km/h limit zone. For reference, this was ...
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Who has right-of-way at this stop sign; left-turner who arrived first, or non-turner who arrived later? [closed]

The situation is a two-way stop on opposite sides of a normal road. The driver on the south side arrives with the intent to turn left, but must wait for traffic to pass. While this first driver is ...
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Produce at California borders

We are traveling from Arizona to California with fresh produce. What items might we expect to have to throw away at the border?
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What is the official rule on Albanian roundabouts?

When entering roundabouts in Albania we have witnessed both vehicles on the roundabout giving way to entering vehicles, and vehicles entering the roundabout giving way to vehicles on the roundabout. ...
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Are there statistics of the real speed (and accidents) of cars in German autobahns? [closed]

Many highways in Germany (autobahns) do not to have speed limit. The Wikipedia says: In 2015 70.4% of the autobahn network had only the advisory speed limit (130 km/h), 6.2% had temporary speed ...
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Do you need an international drivers license in Taiwan?

According to this website I don't need to have an international drivers license to drive in Taiwan as long as I'm not staying for more than 30 days. I'm only staying for 5 days. I have a valid ...
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Right-of-way for cars and pedestrians in Thailand

Earlier this year I spent a few days in Thailand (Chiang Mai specifically, so my observations might not apply to the rest of the country). Most intersections in the city are unmarked (no traffic ...
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What does amber - green traffic light mean in South Korea?

I recently rented a car in Jeju, South Korea. While I managed to get used to most of the traffic rules there which are different from what I'm used to (such as right turn on a red light) I got really ...
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Driving Dunedin to Queenstown early July [duplicate]

What route should we take from Dunedin to Queenstown in winter? No experience of driving on snow-covered or icy roads. Time not an issue. Have visited in Sept and Dec so expecting very different ...
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Crossing from UK to France and back on the same day in the same car but with different drivers

I am probably going to have to lend my French-registered car to a relative for his trip to the UK. The day he returns to France I am supposed to be driving to the UK myself in the same car. Both ...
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Driving a school bus in the USA

I am planning on going to the USA with a school trip from Spain and I would like to know if I can drive and rent a Yellow school bus or do I need a special drivers licence? Any help in this respect ...
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drive from China to UK in Chinese registered car

My husband wants to drive his Chinese registered car from China to UK across Kazakhstan, south west Russia and across Europe to UK to raise money for charity. Do you know of a car insurance company ...
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What kind of car can I drive in italy with an IDP with a less than year old license?

I am staying in Italy for the summer and I already got an international driving permit to drive. However, I got my license last November (less than a year ago) and I want to know if I can drive any ...
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International drivers license in Scotland

Is an international drivers license required for Americans driving in Scotland?
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How to legally drive in the Philippines as a foreigner?

This question assumes a - "regular tourist" - foreigner with a valid foreign driver's license. Short version As a foreigner, you can drive in the Philippines up to 90 days since arrival, with your ...
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Is IDP(International driving permit) proof mandatory for Schengen visa application

I have applied for a Schengen visa and within the itinerary I have mentioned that from Rome to Amalfi I will be using a rental car but I did not attach copy of my driver license or the IDP. Will this ...
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Can I drive in Europe after passing test on provisional license

I have passed my UK driving test and have been driving for ~ 6 months but have been too lazy to send off for my full license (you have 2 years to do this). Can I drive in Europe without actually ...
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Would I be safe to drive a 23 year old truck for 7 hours / 450 miles? [closed]

Apologies in advance if this question should be posted on the mechanics Stack Exchange rather than here, but after seeing a similar question or two, I figure this one may not hurt: I've been driving ...
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Is a German driver’s license valid in Florida? [duplicate]

Morning everyone, I have a German driver's license and am planning to do a trip to Miami for 2 weeks, I was looking online for car to rent and I've found this: General Rental Information ...
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It is legal to have a dashboard camera in the UAE?

I'd like to buy a dash cam which can be installed in a rented car (front and back window) for the purpose of proving an innocence in case of accident. So the camera can record the footage to the SSD ...
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Do I need an IDP for California, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada?

I'm travelling through the Western USA — California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada — and have only whole a 'paper' UK driving full driving licence (no photograph). Is this adequate with my passport, or do ...
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What is the most scenic route to drive from San Francisco to North Rim [closed]

I am planning to rent a car at SF and drive over ~2 days to Grand Canyon (Norht Rim part of it). What is the most scenic route? Is it interesting at all?? With 2 days to spare I want to do a couple ...
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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) south to North

We are planning a California road trip, and we want to include most of the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1). Currently, our plan is to travel in it from south (coming for Los Angeles) all the way ...