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Are there any recommendations for pair-driving long distances? [closed]

After chatting with some sailors about their watch schedule (the group happened to do 4 hours on, 12 hours off), it got me to wondering if there is an optimal way to split up driving long distances ...
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Crossing from Thailand to Cambodia with a motorbike scooter registered in Thailand

I have a 125 cc scooter registered in Thailand. If I ride it to the border with Cambodia, can I cross the border, visit Cambodia for some weeks and drive back? I am concerned with the vehicle more ...
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How can I get an elevation profile of a driving route

Looking for website that will create an elevation profile at, say 100m horizontal intervals, of a US driving route on google maps that's on the order of 1000 miles.
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Rules for this road junction in Germany

What are the rules for this junction? Bear in mind, there are no signs or road markings to indicate what kind of junction it is, nor to indicate any kind of right of way. This is an extremely rural ...
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(How) Can I hire an instructor as a tourist driver on the Nürburgring without renting a car?

I'd like to take my car on a couple laps around the Green Hell (Nordschleife track). I have no experience as a race driver. I'd rather not crash my car but I don't want to go slowpoke speed either. ...
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What is the easiest place to cross the US Rocky Mountains, going to Oregon, in a large truck?

I'm working on the arrangements to move my household. I will need to drive a large moving truck from Kansas to Oregon in early June. I'm concerned that driving such a large truck through the ...
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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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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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How to handle Traction Law Alert when driving I-70 through Colorado mountains in a rented AWD?

Today I attempted to get to Idaho Springs, CO from the West in a rented AWD vehicle about 10pm. It was snowing, and my dashboard was showing 23F outside. As I was approaching Vail I saw a number of ...
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Why are there not more auto piloted trains? [closed]

Almost all car companies try to develop and overachieve each other with better autonomous car driving systems. In planes there are auto pilots for years already, which can fly - human independently - ...
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Eco-driving betweeen Phoenix and Austin through Albuquerque

I've found out that my car is capable of doing about 2× of the city mpg if driven on highways at 50—60mph in place of 70—80mph (going 80mph appears to retain the city-spec'ed mpg in my 2.5L ...
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Can you drive with an international heavy vehicle license in New York a bus/truck? [closed]

Can you drive with a victoria heavy vehicle license in New York a bus/truck?
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Driving priority with a side road of different type surface

So I was driving on this road in the Netherlands, and come to this situation. As you can see from the picture, imagine you're driving on a vertical road, and the other car is coming from the right, ...
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Are there limited traffic zones in Santiago de Chile?

Mid-March I will stay in Santiago for 5 days. I've booked a rental car. During my stay I will travel along Viña del Mar, Rancagua and Valparaíso, but the precise dates for each stay aren't fixed yet. ...
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Is there a way to use cruise control without your foot becoming fatigued? [closed]

I was driving for 4 hours earlier and I set cruise control and pretty much don't need to do anything. For my left foot, there is a place to rest it in the footwell so no problem, but for the right ...
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Why are you not supposed to back up at American tollbooths?

At many tollbooths in the USA, I have noticed that there is a sign telling drivers not to back up. For example, see this tollbooth plaza on the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia ("CAUTION: DO NOT BACK UP / ...
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Expired license and registration while car traveling within the US

I am traveling by auto entirely within the US. No passport, didn't bring SS card, title or other papers. Emergency eldercare extended my visit, and both my registration and driver's license expired. ...
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Canada: Entry by vehicle

I renewed my enhanced driver's license. However, it has not arrived yet, and I’m supposed to drive to Canada tomorrow. If I have my old enhanced license with a temporary one attached to it, plus a ...
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Entry in USA and then onto Canada

I’m a bit confused about entry into the USA. I’m flying to Boston from the UK for a long weekend and meeting Canadian relatives there. We were then hoping to drive across to Canada and then I would ...
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Nashville to Detroit - which is quicker / the major route?

Question for those with local knowledge, in the US, when driving from the South to Detroit, you can either go on 65 (via Indianapolis region) or on 71/75. Which is the more major, free-flowing, ...
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A complete set of driving rules in Norway

I am going to spend an extended period of time in Norway and will have to do quite a lot of driving. I wonder where could I find a complete set of driving rules in Norway (preferably in the form of a ...
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Google Maps: Directions: Are time zones my local browser, or local to where I am searching?

I am in the Pacific time zone, looking at driving times in Ontario, Canada. I heard that traffic can be bad, so I want to figure out expected driving time to the Toronto airport. But when I dial up ...
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Berlin to Auschwitz by car

I want to drive from Berlin to Auschwitz in March of this year, but I read so many different mixed opinions. How long does it really take by car and how are the roads on this route? Is there a ...
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Portuguese gendarmerie cars with continuous blue lights

Occasionally, I see gendarmerie cars (from the GNR) on Portuguese highways with continuous blue lights on without flashing them or using the siren. As a German, I am not aware of such behavior by ...
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Where is the largest road network that shares a landmass with, but is disconnected from, a larger ('main') road network? [closed]

Living in Europe I would imagine that in theory, and probably in practice, I could hit the road with a car and drive all the way to e.g. Malaysia, because the road network consists of "millions" of ...
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Why does Google Maps show a boat route as a European road?

While I was browsing on Google maps, I noticed that one of the boat routes has the classic road indicator on top of it. If you search on google the name of the road E840, the summary Google shows ...
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Can I legally drive in France with an Indian driving licence?

I am travelling to France for a week during summer vacations and I'm planning to do a road trip with the family. Do I need to get an IDP, or is a valid Indian driving licence sufficient? I'll be ...
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Fined for driving in NY with foreign drivers license

My friend (non-resident J1 visa holder) was pulled over for speeding in NY state, Long Island. When he showed the police officer his drivers license, issued in a EU member state, the cop said ...
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What is the recommended route from Salt Lake to PHX in winter weather?

There is snow in the forecast and I was scheduled to drive from SLC to PHX on Saturday, but now I may have to leave today. What is the recommended route in these conditions?
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Car accident in Germany: How to handle insurance claims? [closed]

I had a car accident in Germany. It wasn't my fault and the claim is to be covered by the insurance of the person who was responsible. They accepted and so forth. The trick is I'm a Polish citizen and ...
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Renting a motorcycle in Thailand

I am going to visit Thailand for 8 days (Phuket) and I have been advised to consider renting a motorcycle. Currently my Australian driver's license is only for cars. However I also have a Spanish ...
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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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