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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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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 ...
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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 ...