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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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Best summer driving Route from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Houston Texas [on hold]

We are driving a 1999 Toyota 4-runner with 200,000 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah to Houston, Texas in 24 hours. We will be having a 5x8 U-haul attached to the Toyota. We don't know whether to go ...
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Road conditions and drivers in Ukraine [on hold]

Does anyone out there have recent experience of driving as a visitor in Ukraine? Are the roads as bad as described a few years ago? Are the drivers about the same as other Eastern European countries ...
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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

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 ...
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In the US, should I rent a car through travel agencies or directly with car rental companies?

I have no experience in renting cars whatsoever. I was wondering what's the best way to do this in the US? Should I book a car rental on a website like Expedia, or should I book directly from the ...
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Rent car Green Card in Dubrovnik (Croatia)

I am renting a car this summer in Dubrovnik. I will drive to Split and I am considering driving into Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar/Sarajevo) and maybe Montenegro. My rental company confirmed that I can ...
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Travel insurance for potential snowy weather when driving using a rental

I'm planning a holiday to the Queenstown area in New Zealand, in July. The plan is to arrive in at Christchurch airport, pick up a rental car and drive to Queenstown and spend about a week driving ...
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Can a US Citizen drive in California with a foreign Driver's License? If currently a resident in CA but moved recently?

Can a US Citizen with a foreign Driver's License drive in California? If they recently moved to the USA and is currently a resident of California?
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Can I drive my own car with mexican plates in Canada? For how long?

I am a dual Canadian and EU citizen living in central america. I bought a new car in Mexico, have mexican tags and insurance that has coverage for Mexico, Usa and Canada up to 100k USD (is this enough?...
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Can some guide me on Carnet De Passages [closed]

I wish to Travel from India to Singapore by my 4 Wheel and i will be crossing the Border of Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and will be reaching my final destination Singapore. So in this route which ...
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How to pay a California traffic ticket driving under Indian License?

I am from India, and planning to visit the USA. I have plan to self drive at Los Angeles with my family and have a doubts if someone can help me. I have gone through the regulations and driving rules ...
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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 ...