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Driving a 21 foot tow truck flat bed [duplicate]

Driving a tow work in Louisiana and need to pick up a car in Mississippi, and bring back to Louisiana, do I need to stop at the weight station?
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Is there a portable version of child car seats that is small enough to carry in a bag?

Assuming one wants to travel with their child in a car but doesn't want to lug around a full-sized child seat or rely on taxi/rental companies having one, is there a portable solution that is small ...
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From Europe to Australia by car [closed]

We're planning a trip by car (a converted van) from Europe to Australia in 2019. There are 2 items which seem to make our plans a little bit more impossible: driving through China (Chinese driving ...
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Who has priority on a dual carriageway when turning right?

In the satellite photo that I have attached above who has priority to go, assuming both sides of the dual carriageway are free, as I want to go onto the central reservation so that I can then turn ...
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What’s the proper lane for going straight through a traffic light when formal lines don’t exist? [closed]

There is an intersection with a traffic light where I live in Golden, Colorado. You can turn both left and right at the light, in addition to proceeding straight. The road is wide and traffic ...
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What is the best way to learn driving in the United States? [closed]

I am a student living in the United States. I wanted to learn driving and get the driving license. Since I don't have a car, what is the best way to learn driving after taking a few classes from a ...
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Why does the I-75 have almost no tolls? [closed]

I-75 from Miami to Sarasota has almost no tolls, except when entering or leaving Naples. I-95 in comparison has over $10 in tolls, at least. I-95 may pass through larger cities, so that may be a ...
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In California, is it always legal to drive with your car headlight on?

Obviously, in certain cases, California law requires you turn your car headlights on. But when it isn't required, is it nevertheless legal to keep them on, or are there situations when it is illegal ...
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Can a 15-passenger van use the bus lane in Montreal?

In Quebec, a 15-passenger van requires a mini-bus licence. https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/road-safety/modes-transportation/in-a-fifteen-passenger-van/what-the-law-says/ So I'm wondering if 15-passenger ...
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US Driving - pulling onto a busy highway using on/off ramp

What are the rules for merging onto a US highway or Interstate from an on/off ramp when the highway is particularly busy? I am driving in Colorado. This happened to me the other day, the highway was ...
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How does the new London T-Charge apply to foreign vehicles?

This year the Mayor of London has announced that a new emissions surcharge will apply to all vehicles that fail to meet certain standards: From 23 October 2017, cars, vans, minibuses, buses, ...
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Driving a car in the UK with an Australian driver's license

Two questions: Is it legal to drive a car in the UK (London) with an Australian driver's license if we are coming for a week's visit? Is it possible (and easy enough) for one to drive in the UK after ...
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Route planner for moped in Norway and Sweden?

When I travel by car or bicycle, I use Google Maps to plan the route and to get some rough idea in advance of how long the journey might take. However, when I travel by moped, I face two problems: ...
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Is it safe to drive in the Baltic countries during winter? [duplicate]

I am planning to drive from Kaunas to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. And ...
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On a road that comes to a stop sign, and then veers slightly to the right, do you need to use a turn signal to stay to the right? [closed]

Please note there is no other way to go legally except to the right. This road has a triangle that you have an option to make a left turn before it if that was the direction you wanted to go. Once ...
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Do the road rules change from DC to NY in USA?

I'm asking this for both pedestrians and for drivers. I'm a visitor to Washington DC and would like to rent a car to travel to NY. So I'm eager to know whether there are any significant road rules ...
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Another driver pulled me over on the motorway and asked for petrol. Was it a scam attempt? [closed]

These days, I was driving on the D11 in Czechia in the early evening hours. Shortly before Prague, I had stopped at a service area. Not too long after I had pulled out and was back on the motorway, I ...
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Circular signs with blue edges

Circular signs with red edges mean prohibition. A white drawing on a blue background means something is mandatory. What does a drawing on a sign with a blue edge mean? Mandatory, recommended, ...
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“Give way” on prohibition sign, what does it mean?

A triangle pointed-down means I must yield to other traffic. Sometimes it says "yield" or "give way". A circular sign with a red edge means whatever is reported is prohibited. What then does it ...
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Do we need special permissions to drive from state to state in the United States? [closed]

If I am to rent a car from one state (DC) and then to travel another state (NY) on the United State do I need any special permissions or permits? I'm using a foreign driving license.
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As an EU national, what is the easiest way to obtain a driving license? [closed]

I am a British national with residency in the Netherlands and I was seeking the easiest route to obtain a driving license. I am already quite a seasoned driver, practising weekly on my provisional ...
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Expected traffic density for the 2017 US solar eclipse?

Are there any sites, maps, or news articles with informed estimates of how many people will be traveling to various locations along the total eclipse path? I know that many locations, such as ...
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Which roads in Mexico have tolls and how high are they [closed]

Mexico has an extensive network of roads including highways. Which of these roads have tolls and how high are they?
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Can I buy, insure and register a car as a foreigner in Nevada in 1 day? [duplicate]

I'm planning to fly to Las Vegas on holiday and drive to Toronto in a used car. I live in the UK and am unfamiliar with licensing laws in Nevada (and the rest of the US!) - though from what I ...
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Google Maps recommended “leave at” time: how reliable is this?

Google Maps provides a feature to estimate your arrival time based on typical traffic along your route. It provides this time as a range, e.g., "typically 1h - 1h 50m" Based on that, if you select ...
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Right of way in case of both traffic lights and traffic signs [closed]

This question is circulating in my country's social media: who has the right of way in this picture I would like to get a more international answer to that question - i.e. which is the answer in ...
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For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license?

For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license ? As per my experience, I know some countries allow us to drive a car with our own country ...
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Can persons holding a Chinese driving license drive a car anywhere else in the world?

I was recently at a car rental desk and next to me was a group of Chinese tourists renting a car. This was a bit perplexing since China is not a signatory to the 1968 Vienna Convention nor it is to ...
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In which countries are speed limit signs only valid until the next junction [closed]

In some countries (for example the United Kingdom) speed limit signs are valid until they are either superseded by another speed limit sign or some kind of speed limit end sign. Let's call these ...
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How to safely turn right in Thailand

On Thai roads people drive on the left. Strangely enough: Right-side flashing indicator lights tell the vehicle behind that they may pass / overtake. Left-blinking lights indicate that it's not safe ...
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Foreign Supervising Driver in Ireland

Does anyone know if a supervising driver / accompanying driver (i.e. someone who holds a full license who accompanies a driving learner on a provisional license/learner permit) can hold a foreign ...
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How can I check if I am insured to drive a car in France

I am visiting my aunt in France. She has a car that she would like me to drive. She says I will be covered by her insurance. I am covered in the UK for driving my car, but they will not cover me to ...
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Can a non-resident US citizen who has a driving license from a US state drive in another state using his foreign license?

I am a citizen of the United States but am a permanent resident of another nation (which has issued me a driving license). However, I have a valid driving license from a US State as well. I have ...
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Is it illegal not to pass slow cars (USA)?

When I'm behind a car going, 5/10/30 miles under the limit is it illegal for me NOT to pass them and just stay a safe distance behind them? I've been told by many an impatient passenger that it is ...
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Which safety features of the German Autobahn make it possible to have no speed limits as opposed to every other country? [closed]

Each time I cross the border from Czech Republic into Germany I note how the two highways are extremely similar - the asphalt looks the same, roadside barriers are present on both sides, the road ...
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How do busy intersections do in poor countries if they have no traffic lights?

I only have experience with first world countries, so I do not know what it is like to drive in a country that is lacking in traffic lights. In poor countries where there are few traffic lights, how ...
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Which parts of Highway 1 are closed at the moment and how to drive around them?

I am going to visit California next month and want to drive down Highway 1 from Santa Cruz to San Diego. There was a mudslide 2 months back and they said that sections of Highway 1 will be closed for ...
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Can you give your Swiss motorway vignette to a friend after using it on your car?

A friend of mine has been to Switzerland recently and has purchased the one-year motorway vignette for 40CHF. Now I'm planning a car trip of my own, so I was thinking I could simply borrow his highway ...
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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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Why do the majority of Colorado license plates have Q on them? [closed]

While road tripping through Colorado, I noticed that a lot of modern (most recent design revision) Colorado license plates... ...had Q on them. Counting 100 plates, 49 did not have Q, 51 did. Q is an ...
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Is Route (F)35 Kjölur (still) considered a 4WD / mountain vehicle road?

Google, Wikipedia, and my paper maps, all classify the road from (near) Gullfoss to the ring road between Blönduós and Varmahlíð as an F-road (F35), which requires a 4WD and on which "normal" rental ...
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Why prohibit engine braking?

When I learned driving in The Netherlands (in a car with a manual gearbox), I learned that on a down slope¹, I should switch to low gear and use the engine to brake, thus reducing the wear on the ...
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Crossing Hungarian-Serbian border with Dutch driving licence

I will be hiring a car in Hungary, then cross the border to Serbia. Officially you don't need an international driving licence because Serbia is supposed to accept Dutch driving licences. However, we ...
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right-of-way - merging vs. oncoming traffic in Pennsylvania

As depicted in the Google satellite image below, I (red) was merging onto the southbound lane of Route 89. At the yield sign (at location of the red dot) I observed that there were no approaching cars ...
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Driving a truck from UK to Africa for charity [closed]

Some time ago, I saw a TV programme about volunteers driving old trucks / lorries from the UK to various African countries for charity. I might be interested in trying this but my searches for more ...
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Purpose of stickers copying license plate number?

On every seemingly 'official' taxi and bus in Peru (including vans and minibuses that seem to be owned by local travel agencies) you see copies of the license plate numbers painted on the vehicles; ...
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Which lane should I approach in when using the HandyCross roundabout travelling from Maidenhead to Booker [closed]

I am planning a trip from Maidenhead to Booker and would like to canvas opinion on the best lane lane discipline to follow when traveling from Maidenhead using the A404 to Booker using the A4010. The ...
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Getting from Buenos Aires to Bogota [closed]

My partner and I have purchased cheap return tickets flying in and out of Buenos Aires, Argentina 6 months apart. We are planning on travelling south from Colombia to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile ...
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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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Should I turn down the high beam in “deer areas”?

In the answers to this question, there is some discussion about use of full beam when driving in deer areas. Thorsten S. writes: If you are using high beams, wild animals will stop and stare ...

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