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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #3041
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Only possible for light scooters (under 50cc), as those are the only vehicles in Germany where the license plate is connected to insurance in any way.
If you mean those see http://www.gdv-dl.de/mofakennzeichen.html to check.
Not true. Insurances classify their customers into different risk groups according to the statistics on accidents - and these are based (also) on the county level. Therefore, car insurance varies from city/county to city/county.
Unfortunately, I don't know where to find such a list.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 07:51 AM   #3042
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Sure, but he didn't ask about the Regionalklassen, he asked about finding a vehicle's insurance company from its license plates. At least that's what i'm pulling out of that post...
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Old December 14th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #3043
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Hm. Maybe. That could be the question, too. I did understand it differently.
Anyway, now he has an answer for a question he didn't ask for free. And if he's lucky also one for the question he actually asked.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #3044
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It did not involve any widening, the number of lanes is exactly like it was before.
Which is completely ridiculous! It's a major spot for jams for any time not only during rush hours or holidays. It is even more funny if one considers that about 200 m north the motorway widens to 3 lanes and 500 m further it includes 4 lanes that are carrying almost the same traffic that the 2 lanes on the bridge have to carry.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #3045
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Which is completely ridiculous! It's a major spot for jams for any time not only during rush hours or holidays. It is even more funny if one considers that about 200 m north the motorway widens to 3 lanes and 500 m further it includes 4 lanes that are carrying almost the same traffic that the 2 lanes on the bridge have to carry.
Well, the spot for jams is not actually the bridge but the end of the motorway in the Mittlerer Ring, which is always jammed and can't sustain traffic coming from the A9... but I agree that the 2-3-4 lanes things in quite absurd...
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:33 PM   #3046
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Which is completely ridiculous! It's a major spot for jams for any time not only during rush hours or holidays. It is even more funny if one considers that about 200 m north the motorway widens to 3 lanes and 500 m further it includes 4 lanes that are carrying almost the same traffic that the 2 lanes on the bridge have to carry.
I disagree. A lot of inbound traffic leaves at the bridge towards Frankfurter Ring and Foehringer Ring (not now as the ramp to Foehringer Ring is still being renovated). So it makes perfect sense to go from 3 to 2 lanes here. The real bottleneck is the junction with Mittlerer Ring at the end of A9, continuing with 3 lanes up to there would only help if you add lanes to Mittlerer Ring as well, which won't happen due to lack of space.

About the same can be said vice versa for outbound traffic.

I am driving over that bridge on my daily commute (luckily against the cycle) and noticed that congestion has significantly reduced since construction works are finished. It will get even better when the ramp to Foehringer Ring is finished. That will hopefully get off some pressure from Mittlerer Ring.

The real solution to improve the situation on the A9 would be to connect the A92 from Feldmoching to Mittlerer Ring at Olympiastatdion and so have a second Autobahn from the north into Munich. This was originally planned as far as I know but given up in the early 80's I think.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #3047
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I am driving over that bridge on my daily commute (luckily against the cycle)
Outbound in the morning, inbound in the evening? So I am.

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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #3048
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No, further out in Freising.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #3049
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Incredible traffic jam on A1:

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From: Bramsche To: Lübeck-Moisling
slow traffic for 261 km
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Old December 18th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #3050
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The Interchange (Kreuz) Aachen will be reconstructed between 2009 and 2014. The interchange consists of two separate junctions, and the section in between will be widened from 10 to 17 lanes.

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Old December 21st, 2010, 11:10 PM   #3051
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Nice view on A62 near Landstuhl.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 04:54 AM   #3052
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Fascinating, checking the Google aerial images of that area, you can easily make out the 'ghosts' of the A6's original routing east of the A62 before the Ramstein air base was built, including the 'ghost' of its original A62 interchange.

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Old December 22nd, 2010, 05:09 AM   #3053
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Also, while poking around in that general area, I noticed a plethora of ghost ramps, interchanges and grades around Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (A61, A571, A573, B266 area). What are/were the 'buildout' plans for that area?

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=5...,0.175781&z=13

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Old December 22nd, 2010, 11:53 AM   #3054
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It was planned to extend A31 from Bottrop right through the Ruhr area all the way to Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. I think the plans weren't shelved until the early 1990's.

There is a large number of US Air Force and US Army facilities in the area including various air bases and the Landstuhl Army Medical Center.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #3055
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Nice aerial of Kreuz Kaarst (A52/A57) near Neuss / Düsseldorf. This is your typical Ruhr area cloverleaf.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #3056
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I have a question, maybe someone could answer me

Are elevated streches and tunnels speed-limited? It seems a little unsafe to drive 200km/h through a tunnel in a German Autobahn, although there aren't many in a typical one.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #3057
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The speed in tunnels is usually limited to 100km/h or 80km/h.
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Haha, that forest in the cloverleaf looks so out of place.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #3059
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Good stuff! Where do you find such fabulous pictures?

Or do you now have a private helicopter?
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Old December 26th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #3060
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Haha, that forest in the cloverleaf looks so out of place.
Many German cloverleafs have this, I think it is policy to plant trees alongside of motorways. Same in Belgium. I actually don't like it as much because there is often not much to see around the motorways...

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Good stuff! Where do you find such fabulous pictures?

Or do you now have a private helicopter?
I usually find them while browsing through Google Earth.
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