Questions tagged [traffic]

Questions about dealing with high concentrations of cars that make it difficult to pass various areas.

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What do these traffic signs mean? I saw them in Bali, Indonesia

What do these traffic signs mean? I saw them in Bali, Indonesia.
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As a non-Finnish citizen, am I subject to income-based traffic fines if the traffic violation occurred in Finland? [duplicate]

I read on https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/03/finland-home-of-the-103000-speeding-ticket/387484/ (mirror) that most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. E.g.: In 2002, ...
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Does it make sense to rent a car when in Paris? [closed]

Are there considerable traffic jams in Paris? I wouldn't like to waste most of my time in traffic jams. Is taxi a better option for a short term visit of Paris, like 3 days.
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Traffic law UK, pedestrians

The following scenario has happened almost every day to me during my time in London, UK: I'm walking straight and am about to cross a street that goes orthogonal to my direction, without a traffic ...
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Filming a traffic infraction in the US can result in a traffic ticket for the offending driver? [closed]

In the US can anyone film a traffic infraction, and submit for the police, and that can result in a traffic ticket for the offending driver?
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Do I have to give priority to a car coming from the right in a “fietsstraat” in Belgium?

The other day, I was driving with my bike through a bicycle street (fietsstraat) in Belgium. In these kind of streets, cars cannot overtake the bikes in the street. But when there's a car coming from ...
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Crossing the road in London - Did I have 'right of way'?

I was crossing this road in London, going from the left pedestrian path to the island just like the person in the picture. There were 'look left' 'look right' signs written on the road. There were no ...
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Best time to take Megabus to NYC from Philadelphia

I'd like to take the Megabus to NYC from Philadelphia. Concerning traffic... there will always be comparable high traffic in the metro area. However, I thought, the peak hours to drive into Manhattan ...
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Coordinated traffic lights

Is there any city in the world with well-timed traffic lights over a large grid? I just want to usually hit 10 green lights in a row when going above 40 mph for all 4 directions (during peak traffic ...
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From O'hare, headed east on I-80 into Indiana, how to avoid traffic?

We will be driving from O'hare airport (Chicago ORD) down into Indiana and headed east on I-80 later this week (weekday morning). I'm familiar with the roads, but not familiar with traffic loads. ...
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Realistic time to get to and from LAX?

I suppose this is something of a two part question. Let me start by saying I am very familiar with airports, so I am aware of the general time to de-plane, go get your luggage, leave the terminal, ...
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Why did 511paconnect lie to us? [closed]

Yesterday, I was travelling West bound on I76/I70 near mile post 118.4 in Pennsylvania. Traffic stopped and after a while my phone got a message, to register at 511paconnect.com (cool this is new and ...
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Do trams and trains have set left- and right-hand traffic? [closed]

In Geneva, Switzerland I noticed that car traffic is right-handed as well as bus traffic. Obviously buses and cars wouldn't drive on opposite sides of the road. Here, though, there is also tram ...
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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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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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Road sign for merging lanes in Iran: Who has priority?

I am currently traveling Iran and unfortunately experienced a car accident at the merge of two lanes. There is a road sign indicating the merge but I cannot see whom it gives priority to. Can someone ...
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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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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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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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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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Traffic from Heathrow to Gatwick

I am flying in to London Heathrow on Feb 18th 2017. My flight is landing at 8.20 and I will take a pre-booked taxi/cab to Gatwick airport. My flight out from Gatwick departs at 11.35. My question is ...
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Traffic ticket for violating Seat belt law [closed]

I received my first ticket (27360 A) yesterday for not buckling my child to car seat in California. I'm a Texas resident. Can I be given first offense fine reduction?
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How to cross a road by foot in a country that drives on the “other” side of the road

I'm currently in UB, Mongolia, which has a combination of fairly aggressive driving (though I bet the comments section will list worse countries) and driving on the opposite side of the road than ...
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Should I contest this right on red traffic violation [closed]

I received a violation notice from the rental car agency for a red light violation. Here's the video. Here's* a still image too, that shows my brake lights before the turn. Can I contest this? It ...
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Traffic jams driving on the D1 from Praha to Brno [duplicate]

We will leave tomorrow morning to Brno. Are there are any road works that might cause jams? I saw that just before Brno there is a long part of workings, it's possible to Block the cars flow. Any ...
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How to make myself more visible in traffic as an EU mainland driver in the UK?

I will be moving to the UK soon, Scotland to be more precise, and will be doing so with a car. A driver-sitting-on-the-left sort of car, with licence plates from an EU country (eventually I will have ...
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How do I safely navigate a two-lane roundabout in the UK?

In a two-lane roundabout, drivers may be expected to use the outer lane for a ¼ circle and the inner lane in all other circumstances. Using the inner lane requires: Crossing the outer lane to the ...
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What red tape might arise when crossing borders in a rental car (Macedonia to Croatia)?

I will be renting in Skopje, Macedonia and dropping the car in Zagreb, Croatia. I am aware the cost is high, but I just want to make sure I won't have any trouble at the border. What costs might ...
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What is the longest stretch of the Autobahn that is guaranteed to have no speed limits?

I would like to rent a nice sports car this summer and go for a drive on the Autobahn. What is the longest stretch of the German highways that is guaranteed (short of a natural disaster) to have no ...
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Measures to avoid locations with bad air quality and inversion for asthmatics?

Bergen, Norway, is an example of a city surrounded by mountains where the air quality can get very bad, terrible for asthmatics. This phenomenon is called inversion. Before the symptoms begin, the ...
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How bad does traffic get between East Hamilton and Oakville, Ontario?

Traveling from East Hamilton, Ontario to 3001 Hospital Gate in Oakville at different times of the day for a new job. What is the worst case scenario for traveling time at any time of the day, in ...
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Heavy traffic in Taiwan during New Year's Day?

I have plan to go to Taiwan January 1st, 2016. My friends and I want to go to Tailuge (Taroko) national park. We decided to do taxi tour from Taipei to Tailuge (Taroko), and I have question here. Is ...
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Where is Waze accurate? [closed]

At home I am a huge fan of Waze In my opinion, it is the best and most accurate source of traffic information at home that is. However, recently I used Waze on a trip in San Diego. Only to find that ...
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Fastest road from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

A while ago, I drove from Poznań (PL) to Brussels (B) on a Sunday, and noticed that there were several huge traffic jams due to roadworks on Germany's A2 road. Specifically around Hannover and ...
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Why do trucks pass each other on the highway?

Last week I was driving on a pan-european journey and I missed an exit due to a truck passing two of its peers. The passing process took kilometers to succeed an in the mean time I was stuck behind ...
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Driving out of Sydney on Hume Highway (Canberra/Melbourne) before Christmas Eve

The end of year holidays are upon us and, as usual, the local tabloids are predicting Carmageddon. Now I know the M1/Pacific Motorway north towards Brisbane will be terri-bi-ba-ble, and I have ...
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How should you drive on rush-hour lanes (“Spitsstrook”) in the Netherlands if they are open?

The Netherlands has so called rush-hour lanes, which are often emergency lanes that are opened for traffic during rush hours. They are always indicated with green arrows above the highway. I find ...
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Travel times during peak hours in Los Angeles [closed]

Traffic patterns repeat themselves. I've tried getting driving directions with Google Maps, but it seems like they only provide the estimate with either no traffic being on the way, or with only the ...
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Driving from Belgium to Portugal

On the 1st of August we're driving from Brussels to Idahna-A-Nova in Portugal to attend Boom Festival. We're leaving very early to avoid as many traffic jams as possible. According to Google Maps we ...
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In an all-way stop, how is the order of arriving at the intersection defined?

In North America, intersections are often implemented as All-way stops. Coming from Europe, I've found those difficult to navigate. In theory: After a full-stop has been made, vehicles usually ...
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Flashing headlights on Autobahn

What does it mean when the driver behind you on the Autobahn flashes his headlights?
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Can I use Google Maps traffic information to estimate driving time for a specific date/time?

In supported regions, Google Maps will tell me how long it will take to drive from A to B in current traffic conditions. It can also colour-code roads according to traffic conditions for a specific ...
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Can I get European-wide traffic predictions similar to the one from Paris?

Already in 2004 there exists a really neat online service that not only gave traffic information but also the chance of getting into a traffic jam. (see screendump below). I really liked this ...
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Is motor transportation in Jakarta dangerous? [closed]

While being in Jakarta will be dealing with motorized vehicles, whether your are walking, in a car, or in a motorcycle. If you take the taxi for instance, you will notice cars don’t have a safety belt ...
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How dangerous is Bratislava for pedestrians?

When visiting Bratislava with my friends, we've noticed that drivers go very fast, and they often don't stop when a pedestrian is crossing the street (something not imaginable in neighboring Austria). ...
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Is it legal for officials to hold my foreign driver's license as a guarantee for a traffic fine?

I was pulled over again today in Mexico, for an illegal left turn. The officer wanted to hold my driver's license until I paid the fine--as is common practice in Mexico for foreigners. However, I've ...
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Online simulations, games or ways to check my knowledge about traffic rules and my driving skills in USA [closed]

I am looking to get a rental car in USA. I have a very good experience with driving a car but it is with right hand drive and in USA this is left hand drive plus the driving rules are somewhat ...
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How can I learn if I need to pay London's congestion fee?

I drove through London last week. Mostly on the the A406. I only briefly saw an announcement about the congestion fee, when entering london on the M11. I didn't see any camera or any other signs on ...
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Software, Apps, Online Planner for planning backup route

Are there any tools (be it off-line or on-line ones or software or phone apps or online planner) that is capable for suggesting alternative route for my journey or travelling. The reason is because ...