daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 9th, 2013, 04:09 AM   #61
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Quote:
Originally Posted by g.spinoza View Post
I'm so happy Autostrade per l'Italia is building third lane on A14, since I will be the only one using it...
The left one?
__________________
take a ride on slovenian highways

volodaaaa liked this post
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 9th, 2013, 09:11 AM   #62
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,490
Likes (Received): 2102

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verso View Post
The left one?
With my 70 HP, 160 km/h tops little car? I doubt it
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #63
ScraperDude
lagom
 
ScraperDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Columbus
Posts: 1,489
Likes (Received): 129

US drivers have terrible lane discipline. I've lived in a number of cities and (in My own experience) out of them Columbus, Ohio has the best lane discipline and Kansas City where I live now is full of moronic cadavers hanging out in the left lane. Those idiots get cut off and the finger after I've cut them off. Pull over and die and do the world a favor.
__________________
One world. One race. The Human race
ScraperDude no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #64
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

I hear New Jersey is the worst...
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #65
Haljackey
Registered User
 
Haljackey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 703
Likes (Received): 107

Not sure about the whole of Canada, but here in Ontario trucks are not allowed to use the leftmost lane on 6+ lane highways. The speed limit for them remains the same as cars: 100km/h.

Pic of a sign that shows this by me:
__________________
My Twitter

My Simcity Stuff
Haljackey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #66
Lum Lumi
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,947
Likes (Received): 1531

Quote:
Originally Posted by Road_UK View Post
Great! Discouraging lane discipline is nothing to be proud of!
How can something be legal and simultaneously "discouraging lane discipline"? If it's legal, then doing it does not imply lack of discipline.
Lum Lumi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #67
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lum Lumi View Post

How can something be legal and simultaneously "discouraging lane discipline"? If it's legal, then doing it does not imply lack of discipline.
This is something I must have written a long long time ago. I can't remember the context.
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #68
Colin145
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 38
Likes (Received): 14

Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread but ill post anyway.

One thing i've noticed is that lane disciple in generally better in Scotland than the rest of the UK unless you are driving on the M8 in central Glasgow then you get morons who just sit in lanes 2,3,4 when the inside lanes are completely clear for no reason. And they cause congestion too. the other day at about 10 o'clock there where about 4 or 5 cars ahead of me then some tool sitting in lane 4 of 5 lanes so i pulled out to overtake them and the tool in lane 4, then everyone starts to move the the right and i end up losing 10 mph because this person decided they couldn't be bothered pulling in.

The police say this is a major problem but do nothing about it. since the new lane hogging fines came into force only 5,472 (16th August 2013 to 17 March 14) but in the same time 473,564 people where fined for having no insurance. It's not a question of are there any lane hoggers as many "experts" would have you believe it's a question of are we going to do anything about it. To be fair though police Scotland are using there powers the most and have issued 1,454 fines more than any other place in the UK but tbh i haven't seen lane disciple improve that much in the last year.
Colin145 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 02:53 AM   #69
MrAronymous
Registered User
 
MrAronymous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,967
Likes (Received): 6074

Pretty sure the discussion has moved to here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...561607&page=11
MrAronymous está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 03:15 AM   #70
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,241
Likes (Received): 779

That's not "discussion"; it's yet another round of Europeans Are Right and the Rest of the World Is Stupid. We haven't had many of those around here lately.
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #71
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

In all honesty, our keep to the right system is what keeps traffic flowing, and Americans get as much in red-hot rage when stuck behind a slow driver on the left as we do. Difference is that in most European countries the interests of drivers wanting to use left hand lanes for overtaking only are protected by national highway codes. Even though there are too many lane hoggers who still don't care. (I pay road-tax, I can use any bit of the road I like attitude)
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #72
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,374
Likes (Received): 747

The same law is common in the USA, there are even signs often posted to remind drivers

they still don't move, but still.
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 05:25 AM   #73
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,241
Likes (Received): 779

Yes, but that's not what the humble starter of the lane discipline thread was talking about....

But I don't have the energy for that now.

__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 05:27 AM   #74
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

Clear message in Australia:



Austria:

Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 05:31 AM   #75
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,241
Likes (Received): 779

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rt_Project.jpg
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2014, 09:29 AM   #76
Basincreek
Contrary Lite
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tuolumne City, CA
Posts: 545
Likes (Received): 59

In California the Highway Patrol actually discourages lane discipline (for everything but trucks). My step-dad was CHP for 30 years and his explanation is simple: people are terrible at changing lanes and that is where most accidents on freeways occur. Therefore they encourage people to just pick a lane and stick with it. It isn't as efficient a use of the road but it does lead to fewer accidents.
Basincreek no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #77
Colin145
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 38
Likes (Received): 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Road_UK View Post
(I pay road-tax, I can use any bit of the road I like attitude)
These people might have a good argument if road tax existed but it doesn't so it's not even a logical argument for them to have.
Colin145 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2014, 06:07 AM   #78
Road_UK
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mayrhofen AT, Sneek NL, Bromley UK
Posts: 5,855
Likes (Received): 1599

Everybody in the UK pays road-tax. (well not everybody, but those who don't might find themselves in a spot of trouble sooner or later)
Road_UK no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #79
Autoputevi kao hobi
srBska Kraljica
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vladicin Han
Posts: 4,240
Likes (Received): 4063

What is the reason for Americans driving in left lane when they are not overtaking.
Autoputevi kao hobi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #80
Colin145
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 38
Likes (Received): 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Road_UK View Post
Everybody in the UK pays road-tax. (well not everybody, but those who don't might find themselves in a spot of trouble sooner or later)
Actually you're wrong. No one has paid road tax since 1937. The tax payed by most car owners is vehicle excise duty or VED and it doesn't pay for the roads. Road maintenance comes from general taxation. The reason not every vehicle pays VED is because it's based on your vehicles emissions. So some cars are exempt from paying VED.
Colin145 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium