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How many hours is the average American willing to drive vs taking a plane? [closed]

On average how many hours or how many miles max does the average american in USA is willing to drive vs taking a plane? For example, does any of these routes becomes too long for the average person to ...
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Drive a rental car from Tashkent to Almaty

Is it possible to drive a rental car from Tashkent (Uzbekistan) to Almaty (Kazhakstan)? I understand that the route also crosses Kyrgyzstan. Would rental agencies allow crossing these borders? Would ...
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What is the widest road in the world?

What is the widest road in the world? (road / avenue / street / highway) Searching online it's quite difficult to find something approaching an accurate answer. What I could find mentioned: Monumental ...
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Drive from Hong Kong to Macau, without entering Mainland China

As a foreigner, without a Chinese visa, is it possible to drive a rental car from Hong Kong to Macau? Does the Zhuhai-HK-Macau bridge enter Mainland China? (I don't normally require HK or Macau visas)....
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Park and Ride Newcastle

I'm planning a day visit to Newcastle (upon Tyne), arriving from the south. I want to arrive on a Saturday around 10AM, park my car, travel into the city center using public transport, and leave ...
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Identifying traffic signals for colour blind people

I am colour blind and have difficulty distinguishing between red and yellow in traffic signals. However I can identify green as that is designated with a arrow symbol in Indian traffic signals. So I ...
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Google Maps avoid (or allow) tolls only for selected country, on multi-country routing

I often travel to Italy from Switzerland and vice versa, in Switzerland to use the highway you have to buy a sticker (or register your license plate online since this August) and pay a set fee for the ...
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Will the speed camera trigger on M1 UK if driving below 70?

If I’m driving on the M1 motorway in the UK, and the caution speed (smart motorway) is lowered because of some congestion ahead perhaps, say 60 mph, will the camera trigger if I'm going at 68mph? Or ...
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I need advice regarding my speeding ticket issued in New York [closed]

Just recently, my friends (tourists) and I booked a rental car just for a day trip in New York. Unfortunately, we got caught by a cop for speeding. I showed my foreign driver's license to a cop and my ...
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Entry/Exit rights on a 3 lane roundabout with 2 lane Entry/Exit?

Please refer to the term 'outermost' as the driving side and 'innermost' as the overtaking side, because right and left are swapped depending on the country. Here is an example of a 3 lane roundabout ...
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Driving a rented car in the U.S. as a 23 year old with a german driver's license

I know it will most likely depend on the specific rules of the rental company, but is it generally possible in the U.S. for a 23 year old person with a german driver's license to either rent a car ...
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Driving from Tulsa to Salt Lake in the Winter

Me and a group of friends are planning to drive from Tulsa, OK to Salt Lake City, UT in the winter. Are there any roads we should avoid for safety reasons? Is there also any equipment we should bring ...
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Is there a way for an individual to drive on a busy interstate that creates a better drive for everyone?

Consider a busy interstate in a large US city around rush hour, such as Chicago. Assume there are at least two types of drivers. One type is Driver A (Average). These drivers don't think especially ...
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Traveling in December (Italy and Switzerland) - By Car

Everyone! I'm planning a trip from Milan with a rental car in December (11), to Germany (Munich), via Austria. From Munich, I go to Liechtenstein, then to Switzerland, arriving in the city of ...
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Dedicated LPG Ute, long distance drive, VIC to QLD

Need to drive to Ipswich QLD from Ballarat VIC, have a dedicated LPG vehicle, anyone know which route would be the best to take for enough Petrol Stations that sell LPG? Is there an app or website ...
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Resource to lookup local driving habits

Often times I rent a car when I travel. However in some countries locals do not follow the signs / speed limits / etc. While in other counties it would be costly to go even 10km/h above the limit. ...
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Road travel from Cameroon to Angola

Is there a clear road travel means from Cameroon to Angola? This is my first major travel to another African country, and I’m excited as well as curious to know that I’m safe. Are the roads good ...
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Is it legal to exceed the Advisory Speed Limit?

Is it legal to exceed the Advisory Speed Limit in Canada?
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Why are most roads and parking spaces in England narrower than in the rest of Europe?

I drove my car in almost every country in continental Europe. Recently, I experienced driving in England for the first time. But it doesnt matter where I went, from London to Rottingdean or Bath, ...
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Is speeding tolerated in Japan?

Driving in Japan (Nara prefecture) as a tourist, I noticed that while the speed limits are generally very low, at least for my German feeling, nearly everyone seems to do at least some degree of ...
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South Korea navigation app

I'll be in South Korea for a couple of weeks and would love to rent a car there to drive around the country. What is the best navigation app I can use there (with English interface of course)? It ...
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What are the rules for the traffic circles on Pleasant Avenue in Maywood NJ

Given the "traffic circle" visible on street view here What road rules are applicable? Do I have to give way to the right? or only cars already in the circle?
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Why did US customs officers question me as I was leaving the US via the land border?

As I approached the US/Canadian border in Northern Idaho, several US Customs officers flagged me over and began asking me questions as if I had just entered the US from Canada. After they released me, ...
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What's the easiest way to get to Albuquerque, NM from Madison, WI?

Driving My family and I are moving to New Mexico for my new job, and we have never driven there before. My husband will be driving a uhaul truck while I drive a minivan with the kids. Flattest route ...
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Route from North Scotland to Stockholm with no air travel

My parents-in-law live near Skye in North Scotland. They are planning to come and visit us in Stockholm in the summer, but for medical reasons they are unable to fly. Their preferred alternative is to ...
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Why are there no cat's eyes on Western Canadian roads?

I've been driving along highways in Western Canada at night or dusk and I've been pretty surprised by the darkness on the roads. I'm not thinking of actual streetlights, as it doesn't really make ...
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Phoenix, AZ to Show Low Arizona

Which route to Show Low from Phoenix would have the least extreme climbs since I will be driving a 35foot rv with trailer? Thru Payson or thru Globe?
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Matrix of traveling time between multiple locations

I'm looking for some online resources that would allow me to select 10 locations (e.g., 10 cities or 10 landmarks in a city), and would return the time it takes to drive/walk/use public transportation ...
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Foreign driver gets a ticket in my car

A German friend came to visit in L.A. He used my car and ran a red light. After he left the US, I received a letter with a ticket and fine. If I give the traffic dept. his name and address will they ...
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Why don't American traffic signs use pictograms as much as other countries?

Driving across the United States, I noticed that many signs contain words and actions to do or not to do, rather than pictograms. In many (maybe most) countries, in Europe and also in the neighbor ...
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What's the highest (fastest) posted mandatory maximum speed limit sign worldwide? [closed]

I wonder what the highest (fastest) posted mandatory maximum speed limit sign is worldwide, now or in the past.
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What's the highest suggested speed sign worldwide?

On some roads, suggested (not compulsory) speed signs are posted. What's the highest (fastest) suggested speed sign worldwide? E.g.:
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Cross Country Road Trip on a Moped

As a college student who is considering buying a motor vehicle in the not-too-distant future, I am interested in either a car or a moped. As of now, I'd prefer a moped: they're cheaper, more fuel-...
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Traveling from Dubai to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

As per new Visa rules in Saudi Arabia, Visa-holding expats can perform Umrah. My question is, can we travel there via personal vehicle now, or is travel by road in private vehicles still not allowed ...
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Where can I see the wind prediction on a driving path?

Some vehicles are more challenging to drive in windy conditions. Where can I see the wind prediction on a driving path? I'm mostly interested in the US. What I've seen so far: http://hint.fm/wind/, ...
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What do these short white strips mean on Japanese roads?

I see these signs mean on Japanese roads on https://youtu.be/15wVVByNgJY?t=3640: I'm referring to these short white strips: https://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/eng/e_mes/engf1008.htm doesn't contain ...
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What do green, blue, and yellow roads mean in Japan?

I read this answer by Sed Chapman on Quora about "Why are roads in Japan painted red?" It isn’t just red, but green, blue, yellow, and other colors can be found. Most often these colors are ...
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Registering a car in the EU as a non-resident citizen

I am considering a grand tour of the EU by road. This would be in a small electric car; I don't plan on creating lots of pollution as I go. Partly because the car would have a small range and also ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Drawing a path on a map and having a navigation software on my phone following it

I plan to drive in a city. I would like to decide to decide my exact route by drawing it on a map, then have a navigation software help me navigate to make sure I follow the route. Which solutions ...
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Driving from San Jose to Kansas City with a Uhaul Trailer I-80 vs. I-40?

My girlfriend, our two dogs, and myself are moving from San Jose, CA to Kansas City, MO leaving in late August. I am not worried about snow in the more northern I-80 because of the season, what I am ...
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Getting foreign license plates remotely (for specific countries). Is this possible?

I'm hoping to travel from Europe (Germany) to India in a van. My route would not be a straight one. Here's the route as I have currently (preliminarily) planned it. This would take me from Germany ...
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Drive from Detroit MI to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Is it scary?

I want to drive to pigeon forge with my family and I see that going from where I am to pigeon forge is a good 8 hour drive. I've driven a lot through Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois but not further down....
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How can I see what the fastest driving route is that goes through n places?

I'll soon visit some places in the US by car. I'd like to visit n places. How can I see what the fastest driving route is that goes through all these n places? Google Maps allows users to indicate ...
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Auto/Manual transmissions in Europe

I've noticed that Spanish people prefer manual transmissions, and automatics are harder to find there (opposite to USA). Is that the case in the rest of EU, or just a Spanish thing?
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Who has priority in this Netherlands road junction?

Priority to the right is a right-of-way system, in which the driver of a vehicle is required to give way to vehicles approaching from the right at intersections. However, can I ask in below case who ...
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What does a red X on a yellow sign mean on an Austrian autobahn

What does a small square yellow sign with a red cross mean? I encountered this on the autobahn in austria, and it appeared directly before and after bridges. In addition, there was sometimes a similar ...
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Traffic signal UK at a junction

Please help me with this. There are two lines of traffic lights in the highlighted area. one for right side traffic only the left side line is green and the right side line there is no right arrow ...
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Who has priority in this UK road junction?

Can you please let me know who has priority at this junction My car is at the green highlighted area and want to turn right. Say there are cars already to turn right at the yellow highlighted area. ...
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