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Old August 16th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #81
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Doesn't the keep-your-lane system in america allow you to drive in whatever lane you want?
There is no such system, its the stupidity,ignorance, and selfishness of American drivers.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #82
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Seatbelt laws where you live.

I've been wanting to know, for ages, what are the seatbelt laws where you all live.

Here in Portugal, everybody in a car must use them.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #83
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I've been wanting to know, for ages, what are the seatbelt laws where you all live.

Here in Portugal, everybody in a car must use them.
are there supposed to be places on Earth,where they are not a must?
anyways,here,they are compulsory. along with that the cars' lights must be on all the time..even at daylight.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #84
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the cars' lights must be on all the time..even at daylight.
Really? I didn't know thst, i'm shocked! (I must sound so ignorant, which, I probably am.)
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Old August 27th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #85
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More and more countries make lights on a mandatory by daylight. Poland has introduced in recently too.

When it's not a mandatory, things differ from country to country, in Belgium and Germany, drivers usually have the lights off at daylight, while the majority of the Dutch have them on.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #86
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In Estonia, everybody in the car must wear seatbelts, except a taxi driver inside the city, passengers in a taxi, a driving instructor and when drving on an ice road. Passengers in buses don't have to wear seatbelts either, cause the majority of buses here don't even have seatbelts so it wouldn't change much.

About headlights:
C'mon, it should be clear to everyone that having headlights on 24h makes cars much more visible.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #87
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Chris-Very intersting, do you keep you're headlights on?

Rebasepoiss- Except a taxi driver indide the city... and when driving on an ice road. That Sounds strange to be honest.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #88
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When I was in South Korea most cars didn't have a seatbelt and nobody used them, there was probably a law but when most people bought cars they had the seatbelts taken out and I never saw it enforced. That was 1990-2000 so I might have changed now but it was quite different coming from UK where I always put on a seatbelt by instinct .
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #89
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Chris-Very intersting, do you keep you're headlights on?

Rebasepoiss- Except a taxi driver indide the city... and when driving on an ice road. That Sounds strange to be honest.
When weather is cold enough, we have roads over frozen sea between islands and mainland. I think it's pretty obvius why wearing a seatbelt there is not so good idea.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #90
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Frog-South Korea... not suurprised.

Rebasepoiss-To get out on time if the ice breaks.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #91
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Chris-Very intersting, do you keep you're headlights on?
Usually, yes.

It's not to see, but to be seen.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #92
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Usually, yes.

It's not to see, but to be seen.
Yes, I understand
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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #93
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Usually, yes.

It's not to see, but to be seen.
Exactly. Mandatory in Norway. As is seatbelts, as long as they are fitted in the car/bus/lorry. AFAIK, taxi drivers may still leave them off, but that law is probably going to change. The only time you are encouraged not to wear seatbelts, is when driving on and off ferries - for obvious reasons.
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I'm surpriesd you have to have them on even in the summer!
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I'm surpriesd you have to have them on even in the summer!
why?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #96
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Better visibility, that's the answer.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #97
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why?
Let's say it's sunny tempreture of 24º you can see for miles and you still have to use the headlights?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #98
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No. That you can easily see oncoming traffic with headlights on. Even in summer it makes quite a difference.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #99
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Let's say it's sunny tempreture of 24º you can see for miles and you still have to use the headlights?
Traffic signs are fluorescent...maybe this makes them more visible..and yes...it makes you easier to notice.
BTW,what does temperature has to do with it?
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When you want to enter a road, and take a fast peek over your shoulder, you'll easier notice cars with their headlights on.
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