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Old March 2nd, 2009, 07:36 PM   #361
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Lack of drivers ed, different mentality. I've read on the Dutch wegenforum that Belgian adults have less problems with DUI.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 08:57 PM   #362
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Do you mean less problems with driving in that condition or less problems with accepting the limits?

I'm guessing you mean the first because sadly, that is true...

I even know a retired "Rijkswachter" (/Gendarmerie) which DUI'd at my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.

I made him aware that he had drunk too much, and he simply didn't realise it...
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #363
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Sources say the "Oosterweelconnection" to complete the R1 ringroad in Antwerpen has politically been killed by the SPa socialist party.




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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:11 AM   #364
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so they'r not going to build this connection anymore?, i thought they almost started building it, such a pity.!
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:21 AM   #365
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http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Deta...kelId=C627E7SB (in Dutch)

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De prestigieuze Oosterweelverbinding is voltooid verleden tijd. De SP.A wil niet weten van de Lange Wapperbrug. Tien jaar werk gaat in rook op. De Antwerpse verkeersknoop lijkt onontwarbaar.
The prestigious Oosterweelconnection is history. The SP.A does not want to know about the Lange Wapper bridge. 10 years of work is gone. The Antwerp traffic problems seem unsolvable.

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Old March 6th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #366
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That's a pity, the Lange Wapper bridge was a beautiful and prestigious project



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Old March 6th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #367
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Any reason why they killed the project?
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #368
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According to wiki the project was cancelled because of the continuous increasing price and the lack of communication about the project.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #369
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The project is NOT cancelled yet.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #370
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Indeed, THE PROJECT IS NOT CANCELLED.

It's just the opinion of one political party (they want to be populist because the elections are coming).

Let's just wait a little bit longer...
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Old March 7th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #371
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That still gives some hope. I wonder why De Standaard is so definate about it, if it's not yet certain.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #372
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De Standaard has since long become a bobo-newspaper. Bobo means bourgeois-bohémien. A kind of people with easy jobs (subsidized artistic sector, political parasites, journalists, euro- and other bureaucrats..) people with easy jobs, good salaries (like good res, expensive restaurants,..) but leftist, stuck in puberal thinking,..

A good crisis will help to get rid of this parasites.

De Standaard is specialized in stupid titles, manipulation of news and so on.

I like newspapers that bring news, not that make the news and push readers to a certain opinion.

This is a typical example of the Standaard style.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #373
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Het Laatste Nieuws en de Gazet van Antwerpen zijn de Vlaamse persbronnen die ik meestal raadpleeg, als ik iets over België wil weten. Hoe staat het met de "partijdigheid" van die kranten ?

HLN and GvA are Flemish newspapers I use when I want te read about developments in Belgium. How about the position of those papers ?
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Old March 8th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #374
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HLN and GvA are a lot more neutral, though it would be a lie to say they never hint towards a political party - hardly ever the same though. I think it just depends on the journalist that puts the article online.

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Old March 13th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #375
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Cyclist biking 100 km/h (according to video, in my opinion it's no more than 80) on E42 motorway:
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #376
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And what if the truck suddenly brakes? This is really dangerous
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Old March 13th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #377
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It must be a trick video. It's not possible to cycle 100 km per hour!
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Old March 13th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #378
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Not if you travel in aerodynamic tunnel and face no air resistance.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:44 AM   #379
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I doubt if you can peddle 100 km/h.

Besides that, trucks cannot even reach 100, and usually especially not this kind of dump trucks. The second note would be that the speedometer in cars is usually 5+ km/h off at higher speeds (you can actually check that with a GPS navigation). The car in the video is also closing in on the cyclist, so I think he doesn't go faster than 80 km/h, which would still be pretty amazing for a non-downhill road.

Not to mention this is just like suicide, if the truck has to brake, or there is a hole in the roadway (not uncommon on E42), you'll be just a couple of spatters on the pavement...
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Old March 14th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #380
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In the next few weeks, the feeding roads (opritten) will be resurfaced on the E313 between Geel and Wommelgem.

It's a good opportunity to check out the functionality of the newly placed overhead led-boards.

Unfortunately I'm in Finland for 3 months :-).
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