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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #8561
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When did that happen? I thought turning on red was an exclusively North American phenomenon.
I don't know about the UK and Austria, but this has been around for ages in Eastern Europe: Poland, the DDR ( afaik), etc...
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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #8562
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Only place in the US that doesn't, to my knowledge, is New York City (which does permit rights-on-red at specific intersections, where there are signs saying so).

Some states permit lefts on red if both streets involved are one-way.
AFAIK, left on red from a one-way street to another one-way street is legal in all states.

Also, in Michigan, it is legal to turn left on a red light from a two-way street to a one-way street.

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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #8563
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Says not: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_t...ft_turn_on_red

Although it's more widespread than I thought.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:19 AM   #8564
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It is not exactly turning on the red, but having a flash yellow and a yield sign applicable for those turning right.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #8565
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Having skimmed the article I just linked to, am I right in assuming there's no place in Europe where you can make a turn on red if there's no sign (or light) explicitly saying you can?
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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #8566
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No, there is no such a place. There are many places where signs or turning lanes are marked such that you don't have a red sign to obey, first place.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #8567
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There is a few cm of snow again.

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Old December 6th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #8568
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Some states permit lefts on red if both streets involved are one-way.
Which after all undermines the whole point of traffic lights at such a junction.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #8569
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A significant snow event is forecast for tomorrow, with up to 20 centimeters of new snow in central Netherlands.

Some Rijkswaterstaat figures. They will operate 500 snow plows which can also salt the roads and another 350 snow plows to clear 3.260 kilometers of road. 1.200 men personnel is on duty, 800 drivers and 400 coordination/loading staff. Rijkswaterstaat has a salt reserve of 200.000 tonnes. There is slippery road detection network that covers the entire country and automatically sends out reports.

In addition, the Netherlands has the densest network of snow cover depth reporting stations in Europe, on over 250 locations, staffed chiefly with volunteers in addition to several official meteorological stations. They use a mixture of salt and water to allow for higher speed and more precise salting and reducing airborne particles. They refrain from using sand or fine gravel, because this clogs the drainage and porous asphalt.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 02:29 AM   #8570
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I knew that Germany allows RToR with the specific sign "imported" from DDR, but in my experience its usage is pretty limited.
In the whole Berlin area I could mention only one (here).

I was walking and it felt weird crossing with a green light but still with a flow of vehicles going through... they immediately stopped, and actually everyone was stopping before the line to look for oncoming bikers and vehicles, but I would still be worried about speeders who "forget" other users may pass by.


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Old December 7th, 2012, 02:55 AM   #8571
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Does any one know how long a bus trip from Amsterdam to London is?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #8572
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Does any one know how long a bus trip from Amsterdam to London is?
www.eurolines.nl should have a timetable.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #8573
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Does any one know how long a bus trip from Amsterdam to London is?
Not long enough. I took one once from 22:00 and we arrived around 6:00 which is too early for anything, even breakfast.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #8574
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I'll go to London by bus next week. We go from Goes at 01:45 en we are in London arround 9:00 local time. Just for a oneday trip , Christmas Shopping!
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It's a shame you can't take the ferries from Vlissingen anymore.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #8576
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The snow was not a long-lasting and severe as expected, only a small area received over 10 centimeters. The morning rush hour was very busy by Friday standards, but there was hardly any evening rush hour, which is usually the busiest of the week, which shows many people stayed at home today. If this was a Thursday morning rush, it would have likely resulted in 600+ kilometers of traffic congestion.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #8577
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I'll go to London by bus next week. We go from Goes at 01:45 en we are in London arround 9:00 local time. Just for a oneday trip , Christmas Shopping!
I noticed it last year that London must be a popular Christmas shopping destinations for Dutch people. I was leaving Britain day or two before Christmas and had seen hundreds of Dutch registered cars rolling off the ferry in Dover.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #8578
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The trip next week kost me only 60 euro total. BTW London is not very far from the netherlands, so going to London is very easy. And when you go by plane it only cost one hour flying.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #8579
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It's a shame you can't take the ferries from Vlissingen anymore.
There are ferries from Hoek van Holland. But with both flights and Eurostar+Thalys high-speed trains, the market for ferries is probably going waay downwards.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #8580
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The trip next week kost me only 60 euro total. BTW London is not very far from the netherlands, so going to London is very easy. And when you go by plane it only cost one hour flying.
London Stansted to Amsterdam in 45 minstens once. Anyway, on trips from Hull to Rotterdam my boss would still send us via Dover-Calais...
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