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Old October 9th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #2181
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Feet? Inches? Can we, please, use metric here?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #2182
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Motorway lane width: 3.66 meters

Average car width: 1.83 meters

Truck/Van/SUV width: 2.03 meters

not so hard really
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2183
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You think they use 3.66 m wide lane standards in metric countries?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #2184
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... yes I believe lane width's are fairly similar globally

for example Canadian legislation dictates a minimum lane width of no less than 3.5 Meters
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #2185
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Lane width in China is 3.5 to 3.75m. Never heard of 3.66m
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #2186
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sounds about right...

Bringing me back to my initial point... in theory you could squeeze 2 average cars side by side into one lane without overlap, but not anything larger.

I very much doubt those Chinese trucks with commercial vehicles side by side will fit into a single lane... hence the reason he is partially on the shoulder.

Looks like something jerry rigged at the factory and I would be surprised if this sort of practice is allowed to continue.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #2187
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Those trucks must be very unstable in less than perfect weather conditions. In any dangerous traffic situation this could quickly leads to overturning.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #2188
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Motorway lane width: 3.66 meters

Average car width: 1.83 meters

Truck/Van/SUV width: 2.03 meters

not so hard really
Now that's better than those monstrous ununderstandable units. thanks
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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #2189
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Those monstrous units built the modern world
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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #2190
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Those monstrous units built the modern world
They built mostly North America. Europe switched to metric in early 19th century. These units are not bad actually but I don't personally like them because I don't see any logic in them. (eg: Farenhait Unit)
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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:53 AM   #2191
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You think they use 3.66 m wide lane standards in metric countries?
In Italy it's 3,75.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #2192
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In Italy it's 3,75.
I wish there's a world wide standard of lane width with 4 meters wide, period. no more of 3.75, 3.6, or 3.4...etc. just 4 meters wide, whole number, easy to calculate! 4 meters is wide enough for almost any kind of vehicles around the world. from a mini cooper to a Leopard II tank.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #2193
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I wish there's a world wide standard of lane width with 4 meters wide, period. no more of 3.75, 3.6, or 3.4...etc. just 4 meters wide, whole number, easy to calculate! 4 meters is wide enough for almost any kind of vehicles around the world. from a mini cooper to a Leopard II tank.
4 is too wide. 3.75 is enough.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #2194
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highways built to connect Zhengxin CBD, Zhengzhou, Henan Province





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Old October 11th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #2195
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The other side of the Chinese construction boom.

In total some 40 people have set themselves on fire protesting against the construction and expropriation of their houses since 2009 in China.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...evictions.html
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