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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?

As far as I am aware there is no distinction made on the international driving permit as to whether the driver can drive manual or not - so are you required to be able to drive manual to get one ...
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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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Using self-service gas pumps in Israel - with Hebrew-only interface

After traveling quite a bit in Israel by car I still can't figure out how to use gas pumps at the gas stations. All pumps I've seen were self service ones where you pay by car at the pump. Also none ...
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Are camels really a problem when traveling by car in the Negev?

In Negev area of Israel along most roads you see signs with warnings about camels that can enter the road. I've done way over 1000 kilometers and I have not see single camel there. Are camels really ...
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When the road is blocked by animals, what's the proper way to proceed?

When the road is blocked by animals, what's the proper way to proceed? Should I wait, honk, drive/walk near the animals to try to convince them to move away from the road, or is there some more ...
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What are the rules around intersections with flashing lights?

I will be travelling to the USA (from the UK) and renting a car. I have been looking into the various traffic laws and rules, signage etc. as well as potential routes to take for the journey, and I ...
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Are track and trail referring to different kind of footpaths in Australia?

When looking at maps, in Australia (at least in NSW state), some footpath are marked name as "trail" (e.g. https://goo.gl/maps/QWfxzDFjfrvBdtjcA) and some are named "track" (e.g. https://goo.gl/maps/...
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Spanish Expressway Toll Refund

Recently I travelled on the tolled expressway from Valencia to Alicante Autopista AP-7 in Spain. I paid the toll amount with my card from N26. Two weeks later I see the amount has been refunded back ...
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Are dash cams illegal in Austria?

There are several sites, which claim that dash cams are illegal in Austria and, in fact, in a number of European countries: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/08/using-your-dash-cam-abroad-what-you-...
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Routing Choices in the Balkans

I'm going from Kosovo to Bosnia by road. Should I go through Montenegro because the Serbian government does not recognize Kosovo? Or can I pass through Serbia because I am not a citizen of Kosovo? And ...
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Is there any point in keeping expired international driving licenses?

Is there any point in keeping expired international driving licenses?
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how to calculate the real time spent on road travelling by car

On my Brazil road trip, I'm wondering about a certain section: Belem to Bequimão, in January 2020 this stretch is 581km long and takes 10h39min, see google map directions that would meet my needs,...
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Driving courses for tourists

One of my not-so guilty pleasures is to watch Australian dash-cam video compilations; the fun part is to try to figure out all the different driving rules. As a North-American driver, I would be ...
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What laws should I be aware of as a motorcyclist going from the UK to Germany via the Netherlands

I need to get from the UK to Dortmund, Germany without flying so I'm planning on riding a motorbike there and getting the ferry from either Hull or Harwich to Hook of Holland. I'll be on a a ...
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Visting the UK with my own car

I am from Austria and would like to visit the UK with my own car. The plan is to travel through Germany and France to take a ferry to England (Calais-Dover), stay 1,5 weeks in the UK and then go back ...
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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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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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