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Old April 18th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #141
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Yes and no. There are MANY bad Germans drivers these days, no doubt. What I was referring to was the insecurity you can almost touch of especially Dutch, Belgian and Danish drivers on a German Autobahn.
I call it "small country syndrome" jokingly because I've never had a problem with a French or Italian plate driver. And yeah, I know I'm generalizing horribly, I don't mean to pass my personal roadside observations off as scientific
There could be a couple of practical reasons:
- those living in those countries are less used to internal long distance highway trips, so people have overall less experience at 130 (I'm making it a lot simpler than it is)
- northerners are more likely to stick to the rules, so drivers are probably less used to a lot of traffic >130, which is -or at least was- not uncommon in Italy (maybe France too, I don't know)

We're still far from scientific, but maybe a little less generalizing
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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #142
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Lane hogging

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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:00 PM   #143
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Old April 19th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #144
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driving in Germany is stressful overall. it's only for good drivers, whether you drive fast or slow.
I disagree, don't have to watch your speedo as obsessively!
Don't have to slam your anchors for speedbumps and other rubbish every couple of minutes in town.

Only thing is look far ahead and watch your mirrors, it's a godsend to drive there compared to here.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 11:37 PM   #145
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As usual: if you have to watch something obsessively or slam something frequently, there's something wrong in the way you drive...
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Old April 20th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #146
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I disagree, don't have to watch your speedo as obsessively!
Don't have to slam your anchors for speedbumps and other rubbish every couple of minutes in town.

Only thing is look far ahead and watch your mirrors, it's a godsend to drive there compared to here.
You don't know Germany.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #147
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From what I've seen here, most of the middle lane hoggers are women.
I monitored that some years ago: Based on my experience most of the middle lane hoggers are men aged between 30 and 50. I was very surprised!
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Old April 20th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #148
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80 mph (129 km/h) is now permanent speed limit on most of Utah's rural interstates.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=24468933

And Nevada is considering going to 85 mph (137 km/h).

http://www.newsreview.com/reno/retur...nt?oid=9546174

The trend in the US is to increase speed limits:

Ohio will go to 70 on all rural interstates later this year.
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...e-changed.html

Illinois looks set to do the same.
http://wqad.com/2013/04/01/illinois-...g-speed-limit/

North Carolina is looking to go to 75 (would be the second state on the East Coast to go this high).
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=9060317
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Old November 28th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #149
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Czechia and Slovakia use a blue motorway sign, that's probably why they colored them blue, but direction signs are green.
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Signs just blue, green for better night view
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Old December 4th, 2015, 10:03 PM   #151
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So a motorway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE has a 140 km/h speed limit, as can be seen in this dash cam video of 2014:



There were discussions in the UAE roads thread about the speed limits in that country, with limits as high as 160 km/h given for certain stretches; I welcome any photo proof.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #152
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I read somewhere that speed cameras in Dubai have a tolerance of 20 km/h, which would make the actual speed limit on that road 160 km/h. I've also read that this particular road (the one between Dubai and Abu Dhabi) had a 160 km/h speed limit; perhaps who wrote this referred to the threshold of speed cameras.

EDIT: Just after the big green sign there's a 120 km/h speed limit sign, so the 140 km/h one refers to the speed camera threshold. Weird.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 11:16 PM   #153
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A total stretch of 276 km of the Stuart Highway in Northern Territory (AUS) will be permanently de-restricted, allowing motorists to choose their own speed. An new extension of 60 km will stretch the de-restricted zone to 336 km total.

http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/n...03-gje7jc.html

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"The Territory has a unique road network with long distances between towns and low traffic volume. With the expansion of open speed limit zones, we are putting responsibility on motorists to drive to their own capabilities and to the conditions of the road," Transport minister Peter Chandler said.
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