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Old June 28th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #2801
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I never did that. I just shoot from the hand, even with manual gears, there's usually no problem with shifting, because you can drive in 5th on most Autobahns. If you do have to gear down / up, I just put the camera on my leg. I don't do city photographing though.

As with the powering from the car, I have an AC/DC converter in my car so I can use 230 V powered applications as well. It generates about 80 Watts, which is enough for mobile phones, laptops, video cameras, chargers, etc. I wouldn't recommend to put a water boiler or a microwave on it though
Wish I could do that! It is illegal in Hawai'i for motorists to operate electronic devices such as, but not limited to, cell phones, pagers, hand-held video game consoles, cameras, video cameras, etc. while driving a vehicle. Operating such devices by someone in the driving seat is only legal if the vehicle is pulled-over on the side of the road and the engine is turned off.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #2802
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Actually, that's about the same in Germany: http://bundesrecht.juris.de/stvo/__23.html
Imo, one could argument that a camera is a "Gerät" (object) according to §23 I StVO quite easily.
Mobile phones are explicitely mentioned in §23 Ia.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:00 AM   #2803
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A46 Kreuz Hagen - Iserlohn - Hemer

This set follows another fragment of A46, between Hagen and Hemer, mostly serving the city of Iserlohn.

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1. Kreuz Hagen
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3. Hagen-Hohenlimburg
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4. Hagen-Elsey
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6. Iserlohn-Letmathe
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7. Iserlohn-Oestrich
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8. Iserlohn-Zentrum
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9. Iserlohn-Seilersee
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10. End Autobahn
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11. Hemer
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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:00 AM   #2804
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Westbound

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2. Iserlohn-Seilersee
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3. Iserlohn-Zentrum
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4. Dechenhöhle
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5. Iserlohn-Oestrich
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6. Brückenbau
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7. Iserlohn-Oestrich
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8. Iserlohn-Letmathe
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9. Hagen-Elsey
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11. Hagen-Hohenlimburg
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12. Kreuz Hagen
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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #2805
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There are also plans to finish the gap of A46 between Hemer and Arnsberg. The missing link is 19 kilometers long, and will cost about € 235 million. It includes a tunnel under the town of Hemer. Opening in 2023 (low-priority project)

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Old June 29th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #2806
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I just wanted to ask that Chris, about the missing part of A46. :-)

Thanks for the pictures.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #2807
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A42 Dortmund - Herne - Gelsenkirchen - Duisburg - Kamp-Linfort

A photoset of the entire Autobahn A42, westbound from Dortmund to Kamp-Lintfort.

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1. Kreuz Castrop-Rauxel-Ost
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2. A45 Frankfurt am Main
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4. Castrop-Rauxel
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5. Castrop-Rauxel-Bladenhorst
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6. Herne-Börnig
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8. Herne-Horsthausen
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10. Herne-Baukau
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11. Kreuz Herne
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12. Herne-Crange
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13. Herne-Wanne
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14. Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck
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15. Gelsenkirchen-Schalke
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16. Gelsenkirchen-Zentrum
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17. Gelsenkirchen-Heßler
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19. Essen-Altenessen
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20. Essen-Nord
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22. Rhein-Herne Kanal
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23. Bottrop-Süd
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24. Oberhausen-Neue Mitte
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25. Oberhausen-Neue Mitte (2x3)
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26. Oberhausen-Zentrum
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27. Oberhausen-Buschhausen
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28. Kreuz Oberhausen-West
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30. Duisburg-Neumühl
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31. Kreuz Duisburg-Nord
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32. Industrie
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33. Duisburg-Beeck.
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36. Rheinbrücke
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37. Duisburg-Baerl
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38. Moers-Nord
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40. Kreuz Kamp-Lintfort
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Old June 30th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #2808
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Does this mean that cloverleaf exits are no longer allowed to be signed as Kreuz?
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Old June 30th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #2809
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I think the "Kreuz" status has been terminated. Until recently it was still Kreuz Essen-Nord, although I doubt if A52 has been signed in the last 10 years.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #2810
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A few more videos:

A3 Oberhausen, Duisburg:



A43 Dortmund - Kamp-Lintfort:



A52 Düsseldorf - Essen:
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #2811
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A few more videos:

A43 Dortmund - Kamp-Lintfort:
2:00 - World Cup game that day?



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Old July 3rd, 2010, 07:12 PM   #2812
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Another Germany video, this time Autobahn A46 from Hagen to Hemer, passing through Iserlohn.

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Old July 5th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #2813
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hello, I need some advice.. I'm from London and am planning to go to Chemnitz, Germany (Near Dresden) by car this summer... I'm not completely sure what route I should take through Germany:

Google is showing me 2 options, the A4 or the A40, A44 and A38 way.

I need to know what the best option would be.
ChrisZwolle I see that you have been in this area recently, could you or anybody else tell me what route I should take, i'm looking for information on road quality, traffic, roadworks and speed limits or preferably lack of them Thanks in advance
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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #2814
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I need to know what the best option would be.
ChrisZwolle I see that you have been in this area recently, could you or anybody else tell me what route I should take, i'm looking for information on road quality, traffic, roadworks and speed limits or preferably lack of them Thanks in advance

I've driven both routes recently.

A4 is shorter, but has heavy truck traffic, a lot of speed limits and only 2x2 lanes in some sections (Bad Hersfeld - Eisenach and before Jena). A38 is also a 2x2 road, but has much less traffic and almost no speed limits. If you want to have a relaxed drive, and don't mind about 30 km or so more km's, I'd take A38.

I suggest A2 to bypass the Ruhr area, not A40. A40 is the worst Autobahn in the entire Ruhr area, but A2 flows gently.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #2815
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I've driven both routes recently.

A4 is shorter, but has heavy truck traffic, a lot of speed limits and only 2x2 lanes in some sections (Bad Hersfeld - Eisenach and before Jena). A38 is also a 2x2 road, but has much less traffic and almost no speed limits. If you want to have a relaxed drive, and don't mind about 30 km or so more km's, I'd take A38.

I suggest A2 to bypass the Ruhr area, not A40. A40 is the worst Autobahn in the entire Ruhr area, but A2 flows gently.
Thanks Chris for the advice and suggestions. I am for definite taken the A38 now.

About the A2, I was thinking of taking the A42 to bypass the Ruhr area or is that as bad as the A40?
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There are major roadworks on A42 in Duisburg and Oberhausen. A2 is only like 2 minutes further north.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #2817
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Thanks Chris for the advice and suggestions. I am for definite taken the A38 now.

About the A2, I was thinking of taking the A42 to bypass the Ruhr area or is that as bad as the A40?
The A 38 might be a good motorway. It just doesn't get you where you want to go.

The A 4 is the better choice for you in my eyes. It is shorter, quicker and more reliable. With Bruxelles and Köln there are only two conurbations on this route where you should avoid peak hours. The rest of the route is quiet and unimpressive.
I take the A 4 myself when I go to London. And I start my trip much closer to the A 38 than Chemnitz. There is no reason to take the detour of the northern route.
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I've driven both routes recently.

A4 is shorter, but has heavy truck traffic, a lot of speed limits and only 2x2 lanes in some sections (Bad Hersfeld - Eisenach and before Jena). A38 is also a 2x2 road, but has much less traffic and almost no speed limits. If you want to have a relaxed drive, and don't mind about 30 km or so more km's, I'd take A38.
The package of the northern route doesn't just include the quiet A 38 but also a much less quiet A 44 which is prone to congestions in the proximity of Dortmund. Not to mention the heavily trafficked roads through the Ruhr area and Antwerpen whose ring road is even less pleasant than the one around Brussel. I really don't know why you advice this route.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #2819
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Did anyone take A40 between Duisburg and Dortmund recently? I see there is an art project in the "Ruhr capital of culture 2010" programme (http://www.essen-fuer-das-ruhrgebiet...backPid%5D=631). I am wondering whether it is possible to see anything of it while driving?
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A40 has a major baustelle near Bochum. It is congested for most of the day, that's why I would use A2.

@ Firefly: He asked for the alternative route of A38. It is a good alternative if you want to have a relaxed drive on a quiet route and don't mind a few extra kilometers. A7 Kassel - Bad Hersfeld has steep grades with loads of truck traffic for about 60 km, and then another 60 km on A4 with 2x2 lanes and lots of trucks. A4 east of Eisenach is much better though.

I never had a problem on A44 east of Dortmund the last 10 or so times I drove there. If it is busy, it's only until Werl, which is about 15 km.

In the end, we're talking about a 20 mile difference on a 700 mile trip. You can also take a different route on the way back, so you can see both routes.
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