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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #41
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Actually, Koreans were more aggressive drivers in the past, when the country was still industrializing at a rapid pace. Traffic and air pollution was much worse back then, primarily because the number of lane miles on roads in Korea could not keep up with the increase in vehicles on the road. Car ownership has leveled off in recent years.

This was one of two big changes I noticed when I visited Korea in 2004... my previous visit had been in 1996. Traffic was a lot better in every way: roads in better condition, drivers were less impatient, etc. Also, the cities just looked nicer. There was more landscaping and less trash on a lot of the streets.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #42
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I guess the traffic over there is worse than New York City.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 04:24 AM   #43
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Actually, Koreans were more aggressive drivers in the past, when the country was still industrializing at a rapid pace. Traffic and air pollution was much worse back then, primarily because the number of lane miles on roads in Korea could not keep up with the increase in vehicles on the road. Car ownership has leveled off in recent years.

This was one of two big changes I noticed when I visited Korea in 2004... my previous visit had been in 1996. Traffic was a lot better in every way: roads in better condition, drivers were less impatient, etc. Also, the cities just looked nicer. There was more landscaping and less trash on a lot of the streets.
your observation (or analysis) about the situation here are very keen and exact... cool....
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 04:26 AM   #44
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an IC of Hyeonpung~Gimcheon highway,.. which newly built lately.....



actually, a rare scene in korea..
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 03:32 PM   #45
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in Seoul..
a ramp amongst Cheongdam bridge and North Riverside highway.


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Old April 12th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #46
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in Seoul..
a ramp amongst Cheongdam bridge and North Riverside highway.


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Hi, do you have a map with the motorways of Korea ?
and be not afraid my friend, in Greece Hyundai have 10,2 % of the Car-Market, after the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens (Hyundai the main Sponsor) Greeks like this Cars.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #47
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Hi, do you have a map with the motorways of Korea ?
and be not afraid my friend, in Greece Hyundai have 10,2 % of the Car-Market, after the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens (Hyundai the main Sponsor) Greeks like this Cars.

thanks, your words and good information..

and hope this map can be helpful for you.. This map was published a couple of years ago, but not bad to get general view about the roads network.
(original map is in my HD)

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Old April 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #48
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See page 1, first post for a map.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #49
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some highways and I.C's in seoul

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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #50
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Nice pics!

I've noticed that on some bridges and in tunnels the lanes are divided by a continous line, instead of a dashed one. Does that mean that overtaking isn't allowed there? If so, why??

like here:



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Old May 9th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #51
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yep.. now, a funny thing is,, that after GM bought Daewoo here,, they bring their GM cars in this country and sell those cars through Daewoo.. then, even the name Daewoo was attached to those cars,.. while they export the Daewoo cars produced here to foreign countries... so, actually Daewoo cars are a litte shown here, compared to other korean cars..,, but GM cars are much more than before... anyway,, generally american cars are increasing now remarkably than before...
Yep, GM rebrands those Daewoos as Suzukis. There's like 1 or 2 Suzuki cars that are actually Japanese made and the rest are just former Daewoos with heavy GM influence.

Speaking of Hyundai, here's an article from the local newspaper out of Montgomery, Alabama on more growth at the Hyundai plant in town: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...NEWS/805080330
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Old May 9th, 2008, 06:17 AM   #52
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Nice pics!

I've noticed that on some bridges and in tunnels the lanes are divided by a continous line, instead of a dashed one. Does that mean that overtaking isn't allowed there? If so, why??

like here:
I thought it's matter of safety. (exactly i don't know) I guess they are inclined to over-speed to dash across line,.. and tunnel and long bridges seem not fit for over-speed on the safety aspect.,
thanks, guy..
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Yep, GM rebrands those Daewoos as Suzukis. There's like 1 or 2 Suzuki cars that are actually Japanese made and the rest are just former Daewoos with heavy GM influence.

Speaking of Hyundai, here's an article from the local newspaper out of Montgomery, Alabama on more growth at the Hyundai plant in town: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...NEWS/805080330
thanx, nice information..
well. I don't know whether the sports car project would be just for filling up capacity and wonder whether the project is really being planned by the company,, but i just curious about how their sports car section will be there,.. great news !
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thanx, nice information..
well. I don't know whether the sports car project would be just for filling up capacity and wonder whether the project is really being planned by the company,, but i just curious about how their sports car section will be there,.. great news !
And with regards to the new Kia plant under construction at the Georgia/Alabama state line(about 70 miles up I-85 from Montgomery, where the Hyundai plant is), it seems that the proposed Hyundai/Kia pickup truck will not come to pass.

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv...O3184220080509

^I suppose it does make more sense with the current economic times that a small car would do well. Hopefully you guys in SK will be just as pleased with the quality of Georgia built Kias as you are of Alabama built Hyundais.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #55
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Hopefully you guys in SK will be just as pleased with the quality of Georgia built Kias as you are of Alabama built Hyundais.
very glad to hear that..
actually, I didn't expect the factory line in US would be influenced by oil prices,,, cuz i heard little about any efforts by US government to face against global skyrocketting of oil prices lately, and therefore guessed US just in safety relatively about it., ..
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #59
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Great pics,Korean freeways are amazing and great density by the way!
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