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. Also, if you have a question about traffic laws, please consider posting it on Law Stack Exchange.

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Driving from Denver to DC in December

We are planning on driving from Denver to DC before Christmas and back again before the New Year. We would be on I70 the entire time, and planning on two overnight stops. In general, what are the ...
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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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How to find quiet place to stop close to a motorway junction?

We are making a long journey by car across England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It will take around 16 hours of driving which we are splitting over two days. We have the hotel ...
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Snow on the Yukon roads in summer

I am planning a trip in Yukon during the summer (July to September) and I wonder what I can expect in terms of road conditions and what specific equipment (for the car) I would need. I found out that ...
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How is the London congestion charge administered?

I have a rental car and I'm not sure whether I drove through the zone over the last few days. How can I know whether I'm obligated to pay the charge, and if I am but have not done so, then what will ...
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Sahara in Morocco - Do we need 4x4 car?

I plan a roadtrip which will start in Tanger and ends probably in Marrakech. We want to go mostly through Eastern Morocco. Tanger -> Rif ... etc., then go through Sahara as long as possible. We are ...
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10 day quarantine when Leaving California [closed]

are car travelers being asked to be '10-day quarantine' when entering California or when entering Nevada?
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Is it safe and legal to sleep in car -*not* RV- in Canada (Alberta and BC)?

I'm going to be driving from Edmonton to Vancouver in August and splitting it into 3-4 days. I also don't want to spend money on accommodation and want to experience living in a car for sometime. Is ...
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Russia roadmap with information on the surface

In Russia, some segments of major highways are of mediocre quality: Russia road M53 / Baikal Highway, near Taishet. Source: Wikimedia Russian Trans-Siberian highway near Cheremshanka, Krasnoyarsk ...
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How much do roof racks hurt gas mileage?

I'm going on a big national car trip, and I want to increase cargo space by getting a roof rack, but I'm wondering how much the additional drag will increase my gas bill. Is there any way to figure ...
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Is it possible for tourists to drive unhindered to the top of Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii?

Last year access to the top of Mauna Kea was blocked by protesters. They were attempting to stop construction of a new telescope. Does anyone know if regular access to the top has been re-opened?
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Can I insure a US visitor on my UK Vehicle?

I'm a UK Citizen and own a car registered and insured in the UK. I have a friend who is planning on visiting from the US, entering as a tourist. They have a US driving licence. We would like to take ...
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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 happens if police stops me when driving a rental car and I'm not the authorized driver (US-FL)?

I rented a car, but didn't want to pay a second driver fee. My spouse is driving the car but I want to know if I'll be in trouble if police stops me when I'm driving. I know that insurance won't pay ...
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Highlight a particular road/railway line on Google Maps without specifying source and destinations

On Google Maps we usually look for a route between two places by specifying them by names. But how to highlight a route without specifying any place names? For example, if I enter Tokyo and Osaka in ...
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Petrol prices in New Zealand

I am driving across / up New Zealand shortly and would like some more information on petrol prices. Is there a resource available from which I can deduce what the travel cost will be approximately? ...
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Left/right right of turn on an intersection in USA

Having learnt how to drive in Europe, I find intersections particularly tricky in NY state in USA. I was often faced with the following situation in a intersection in which I was not sure how to ...
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How can I know the total price of the tolls given a path in Thailand?

I want to drive from location A to location B in Thailand. How can I know the total price of the tolls given a path in Thailand?
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Who has the right of way in a 4-stop sign “intersection” that isn't labelled as “all way”?

In Canada we normally have stop signs labelled as "All Way" stop signs at 4-way intersections but I found this weird intersection. Let's say four cars arrive in that specific order and there are ...
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Driving in Chile with a Canadian N license

In British Columbia, Canada, there are two road tests that we have to pass and theory test in order to get a full drivers licence. We must pass the theory test, wait one year, pass a first road test, ...
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Am I supposed to respect traffic signs that are upside down (in the USA)?

I am travelling by car in the USA (Massachusetts). Am I supposed to respect traffic signs that are upside down? E.g. on this road, there have been an upside down 25 MPH speed limit for a while, I ...
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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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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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What are the specific guidelines in driving from state to state during this pandemic? [closed]

April 7, 2020 Can you provide me any information about the travel restrictions in driving from state to state during this pandemic? There are curfews and businesses closing early, does this affect ...
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How to protect one's lungs while driving a motorcycle through heavily polluted cities?

I drive a motorcycle, occasionally in heavily polluted areas in developing countries. Sometimes the smog is quite bad. The above image may look like a broken down bus to some, but it's actually a ...
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Do I need to pay charges / taxes to drive in London on the weekend?

I live outside London (but inside the M25). And I'm thinking of attending a course whose classes are in the city. I do have a car and I usually drive. Because of work, I think if they do classes on ...
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Is it safe to drive at night in the Canadian Rockies?

As part of a road trip, I am thinking of crossing the Canadian Rockies by car during night time, from Banff, AB to Kamloops, BC. I am aware that some areas in Canada are not recommended to be driven ...
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What traffic interchange does this picture show?

I found this attractive picture from http://www.cowen.com/reports/exploring-the-future-of-transportation/ and wondered what interchange it's based on. It's perfectly symmetrical so the creator ...
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Self-drive vs. guided safari in Southern Africa

I am researching safaris for Southern Africa through Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa with possibly a stop at Victoria Falls. We are looking at both guided tours and doing a self-drive for about ...
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Do you need to get a new IDP when you get a new driver's license endorsement?

A few months ago, I got an International Driving Permit. Then, last month, I got a new endorsement on my California driver's license (M1 endorsement for driving motorcycles) Can I now legally drive ...
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Driving with a rental car from Larnaca to Northern Cyprus

I am travelling to Republic of Cyprus. I am planning to rent a car in Larnaca and travel to Northern Cyprus as well. I have called several big rental companies (Hertz, Sixt, Europcar) and learned that ...
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How to get driving (paper) maps in the county of Dorset?

I'm coming from Australia to visit my Dad in Bridport (UK) in Dorset. We want to drive to Bristol to see the Brunel Museum and we want to direct ourselves to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge on the ...
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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?

I have a S. Korean license to drive a manual car, and I want to prove it is such to someone who only speaks English. I want to confirm that the absence of a mention of "automatic only" on the IDP is ...
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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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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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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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Driving in Slovakia with Uzbekistan driving licence

Family member came for a short term visit to stay in Slovakia. He has full driving licence issued in Uzbekistan (considered International licence). Can Uzbekistan citizen with a licence drive a car ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any point in keeping expired international driving licenses?

Is there any point in keeping expired international driving licenses?
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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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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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