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Shipping vehicles (or any valuable asset) for short periods into a foreign country is always made easier by obtaining a Carnet de Passage en Douanes. This is equivalent to a passport for the vehicle and is recognised by all countries from Angola through Zimbabwe. The purpose of the document is to permit the temporary importation of valuable assets ...


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That parking is the US CBP parking. It is not open to the public. Next to that is parking for visitors to CBP (by appointment only). There are some large privately owned parking lots available to the public for a fee ($10-$15 per day, including overnights, from memory). These can be VERY cramped and somewhat difficult to park in, but a lot of people use ...


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No, you do not need a vignette but might need a environmental sticker in some cities: Numerous cities have set up or decreed environment zones to reduce pollution in their city centres. Vehicles with particularly bad exhaust values such as old diesel vehicles without particle filter systems and vehicles with petrol engine and an insufficient exhaust ...


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The letter determines the ambit of the road. The number is the identifier. Basically the main roads we have are (ESP): A / AP: Highways N: National roads Autonomic roads These are ordered from better to worst, but there are exceptions (i.e. you can find a new secondary road that has better pavement than a nearby national road). Anyway, in general, the ...


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Since you said you were driving your boyfriend's car in Australia, I'm going to assume your boyfriend is Australian. If not, that would change things. I'm also unfamiliar with the exact processes of Australia, but I am with other countries' processes for foreign traffic tickets, and they tend to be similar. If you never go back to Australia they are very ...


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As Willeke notes in comments, tourist cars — vehicles that are brought into a country for a limited time for tourism, then shipped or driven out of the country — are not "imported." These limited-duration entries require paperwork and preparation (including arranging insurance that satisfies the receiving country's minimum requirements), but don't ...


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The owner (now in Ireland) could send the keys by courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL, et al) to a friend, or their aforementioned relatives, in the UK and have them drive the car to a safe location.


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Hurry. If in victoria at the time of the driving offence, check with the authorities at: https://online.fines.vic.gov.au/en/Contact-Us Note that all official Australian government websites end in .gov.au Check quickly, the consequences are listed on the website, and worsen for you. For Victoria (my state) they have a process for "pausing" the ...


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Unless you're driving a truck you are free to use the motorway without a vignette.


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The Area B traffic enforcement area is based only on poluttion/emission levels of the vehicle. There is no subscription/vignette available for this traffic zone, unlike the Area C for which the entry can be purchased. What you have to do In order to enter the zone (which is the largest in Europe) through its ANPR gates, you have to make sure that your ...


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You don't need a vignette in Germany. But for most of the cities you will need an environmental sticker. This sticker is also needed for foreigners! You can order one before going on your trip and don't get fined entering the first German city on your trip. official environmental sticker source


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The answer from Pekka covers the paper work quite well. What I want to add is regarding the shipping itself. You already did your research that RORO is off the table but something to consider is to share a container. Look around in the common forums and communities if you can share one with another car or motorbike! Regarding the routes, not every port is &...


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Many city centres in Europe restrict cars and other vehicles, with many streets pedestrianised or restricted to buses and other permitted vehicles. Central Oslo has severely restricted vehicles, banning parking and removing traffic from many roads. Central Amsterdam has very little traffic in most areas, with bikes and electric trams providing transport. ...


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This answer is from the OP and is only a stub which I am hoping to improve if time allows. In the end we just improvised. We just drove until we sensed a suitable location, we were lucky on all four attempts, and each time we found a spot in a reasonable time. We didn't measure the time but I would guesstimate never more than 20 mins from the decision moment ...


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Midavalo's answer is correct, I'll add the sign posted at the entrance of the parking lot: Also to get Uber on the Mexican side, one has to walk father than what Midavalo's map indicates: one has to walk till the red rectangle shown on the following map (about 300 meters further): (Because Ubers can't enter Acceso Aduana)


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There is a large and AFAIK free parking lot right next to the train Station in Nyborg. However, not all of the express trains stop in Nyborg. All regular trains do, and they are only 15 minutes slower. There is also paid parking inside the train station in Odense. All trains stop in Odense.


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I have a diesel car with 2L engine, when I drive with 4 bikes on the roof my fuel increases from 6L/100Km to 8.5L/100Km at around 110-120 km/h cruising speed. I have find out is better to avoid highways so I can go slower in order to decrease the fuel consumption and temptations to accelerate and drive at a higher speed :) For example driving with 100 km/h ...


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Depends on who owns the lot, and who administers it...and, as Midavalo and Moo observe, how much attention they're paying. The lot addressed by Midavalo seems to be administered by the City of San Diego. The lot you cite at 4250 Taylor Street is owned by CalTrans. CalTrans' main District 11 parking page contains this text: Lot Use Park and Ride lots are ...


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I know people who have parked for 3 days in the public parking under the freeway right across from the train/trolley station. It is free and the signs only forbid RV overnighters. It is not a secure lot. I have parked there myself, but never overnight. I last used it in Feb 2020. Looking at Google maps to locate it properly is tricky due to the freeway in ...


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Yes, the rules applies to you too. The Italian government has stated pretty clearly that all rules apply to both Italian citizens and tourists. To be more specific, the rules for traveling in a car with non-cohabitant people are the following: Nobody can sit in the front seat next to the driver. Max 2 people per seat row, on opposite sides of the vehicle (...


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I can’t name a country, but perhaps you would like visiting places with no cars? Many of the villages I’ve been in in Spain have streets barely wide enough for one car, and they only appear when someone needs to deliver something.


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In Russia people there's not much loud cars/bikes and also not customary to blare horn without good reason. The only standing issues is some youth playing their car audio too loud. You can expect one or two loud cars or bikes per evening I would say. Walls and windows are usually thick enough so any car sound is non-issue for most of the year when you don't ...


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You have acknowledged that you did it. It's a fair whack of money, but in the end of the day £250 plus the transfer fees is not so much that you'd be unable to borrow it. Pay it and get rid of the problem.


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$446 AUS is about $336 USD or £251 sterling. I believe that (some) Australian States & Territories will let you pay by instalments, atleast for residents. I would contact the authorities and ask if you can pay by instalment. If not, is your b/f in a position to pay the fine on your behalf, and then you can repay him (assuming this is legal)? Otherwise, ...


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As you're in the UK, the book Off the Motorway, while dated, is still useful. An adult passenger can scan ahead. Since it was published, pubs have become more family-friendly if you want a sit-down meal, and searching "family pub" in Google maps, scrolling to the area around the next junction works well. Or just drive to a pub and ask. I also ...


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My experience with motorway services is that in most places, outside of the extreme crowded times, they are mostly clean enough and acceptable. On those days there are traffic jams on all motorways also the smaller towns and parks near motorways will struggle with the pressure. In France, the motorway services on the toll roads are good, do not leave the ...


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I've used a Packasport 60 on my 2012 Acura MDX on a stock roof rack since I purchased it, so 8 years of use now. The Packasport looks pretty aerodynamic, and compared with other's results, perhaps it is. Based on my measurements the drag reduces my U.S. MPG by 20% when empty when I am doing about 50% freeway travel. If I am only traveling at slower speeds, ...


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You can only enter Mexico with 2 motor vehicles that are in your name. Additional vehicles must be in another persons name and that person must be present. This is what we've found when entering last December (2019) with a motorhome pulling a car with a Vespa scooter on a hitch carrier. I'm online now looking to see if there's a work around as I want to ...


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Look at short term leasing in stead. There are several companies offering this, many taking advantage of some peculiarities in French tax law. Just use google. Several good deals are available, for rentals starting at 21 days up to 6 months. Most will give you a new vehicle for the duration.


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What about taking a rental car to Boston? Drive the car there, check in, and then return the car. When your done working pick up a car, and head home. Rental cars are expensive now, but I would hope that 2 days worth of rentals wouldn't cost more than $560


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