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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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Why is there a СТОП (STOP) sign along with priority signs on traffic lights in Russia?

If you drive around in Moscow you will see a plain white sign reading СТОП (STOP) attached to traffic lights at some intersections. I've also seen priority road signs (which almost makes sense) ...
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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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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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What kind of cars for F roads and river crossing during summer in Iceland?

In many forums a 4WD car is mentioned but not much details beyond that. The official road conditions website differentiates between "passenger cars" and "cars suitable for highland roads" but without ...
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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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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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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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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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Upper East Side to I-95 South via Car [closed]

If leaving Saturday 7AM from 78th and 2nd, two routes are considered for arriving at I-95 south: Lincoln-Tunnel via 2nd Avenue 278 to 95 via nearby FDR through Brooklyn / Staten Island Which is the ...
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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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Traveling in South Korea's countryside as an English speaker

I plan to travel in South Korea's countryside by car in May and June. I only speak English. Will language be an issue when booking a hotel (I'll probably only book a few days ahead of time), buying ...
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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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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How can I find which European countries require headlights on during daytime?

I know that the driving law in several countries in Europe require headlights on during daytime, some of them only in winter. But where can I find which countries have such a requirement? Just to ...
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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 accurate offline GPS apps are there for the whole island of Cyprus?

I'm going to the island of Cyprus in June and will rent a car at Ercan airport which won't have GPS navigation (the chosen company is literally the only option for me for specific reasons). While I'...
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What does this Suriname 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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Legal or financial barriers to driving a rental car from El Salvador to Honduras?

Since I (apparently) can't fly from SAL to Choluteca, I was planning to drive.  But then I had to think some more: Will I be required at the Honduran border or at the rental counter to show an ...
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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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Is my Turkish Driving License valid in the UK?

I have a B category driving licence which I obtained in Turkey. Do you know if my Turkish driving licence is valid in the UK? It was issued both in Turkish and English. If not, what kind of steps 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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Visiting Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, British Columbia (Canada)/Hyder, Alaska (USA)

Near the southernmost point of the British Columbia, Canada/Alaska, USA border is a beautiful glacier named Salmon Glacier. Apparently this glacier can be visited using a gravel road from the town of ...
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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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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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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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How common are petrol stations in SE Europe/Balkans?

I'm planning a motorcycle trip around the Balkans/southeastern Europe (incl. Romania and Bulgaria), this year. How common are petrol stations in this part of the world? And would they always be ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there rest areas along Thai motorways?

I'm hitchhiked from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur a few days ago. I came along a major expressway where I found it very easy to get rides at the rest areas. Rest areas are places along major long-...
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International drivers license in Scotland

Is an international drivers license required for Americans driving in Scotland?
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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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Longest distance ordinary road sign?

Outside Narvik, Norway (at Gratangseidet north of Bjerkvik, at the border between Nordland and Troms) is a road sign indicating the distance to Kirkenes along the E6 as 1042 km: Kirkenes 1042 km ...
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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 ...