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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #2641
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Italy has mandatory headlights during the day outside the town.

Anyway countries that has mandatory lights during the day except Scandinavia are:

Poland
Czech rep.
Slovakia
Hungary (outside town)
Romania
Serbia
Macedonia
Slovenia
Croatia (only during winter time, am I right?)
Italy

Probably Baltic states?

but the EU imposed that cars , produced from 2011, will have compulsory special lights that will turn on as soon as you start the engine.
As far as i know no mandatory lights in Serbia, but therefore in Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Croatia only in winter time, thats correct.

Here is more about the mentioned EU imposal on daylight running lamps (DRL):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytime_running_lamp
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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #2642
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In Serbia the lights during the day are mandatory from the 10th of December, when a new traffic law came into force.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #2643
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Ding ding ding! That's right Mike - The Chamizal Treaty signed by President Kennedy did away with an area of land known as "Cordova Island", which was a little piece of Mexico north of the river that stuck into El Paso. It was created by a change in flow of the Rio Grande in the late 1800s following a flood.

The US border station and the boundary marker in the photo were located on a piece of land which today is Mexican territory. A redistribution of the Cordova area was agreed upon and the Rio was channeled so it will stay put, once again serving as the international boundary.

The the map below shows the land that was exchanged as part of the Treaty. The red dot is the approximate location of the former Cordova border crossing. These buildings, along with all others in the exchanged land, were destroyed and park lands were created on both sides of the border.

Most people think of border disputes and land swaps (as far as the continental US is concerned) as being ancient history. But this one occured during my lifetime. What's next? The Northwest Angle? Point Roberts? California?

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Some modern land exchanges/disputes resolved:

Estonia

Estonia claims Pechora district of the Pskov region and the right bank of the river Narva to Ivangorod. May 18, 2005 the foreign ministers of Russia and Estonia Sergei Lavrov and Urmas Paet signed a border treaty and the maritime delimitation in the Narva and the Gulf of Finland, which recognized the passage of the state border between two states of the former administrative border between the RSFSR and Estonia "with minor adjustments to the conditions adequate territorial compensation. One of the main subjects of talks on the Russo-Estonian border is "Saatsesky boots. The plan was to transfer Estonia exchanged for other areas. Treaty was not ratified by Russia, because it made the Estonian side of amendments.
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Latvia

Latvia claimed the territory of Pytalovo district of the Pskov region. 27 March 2007 Russia signed a border treaty with Latvia, the area remained part of Russia.
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China

The demarcation of the Russo-Chinese border in 2005 took place during the presidency of Vladimir Putin. China has received a number of disputed territory with total area of 337 square kilometers: a plot of land in the vicinity of Big Island (upper reaches of the river Argun River in the Chita region) and two sites in the vicinity of the islands Tarabarov and Bolshoi Ussuri at the confluence of the rivers Amur and Ussuri.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #2644
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Last but not least, some DOM are now not satisfied with their degree of autonomy and would like to become COM with more autonomy. A referendum is scheduled to take place in Martinique and French Guiana next month to decide whether they should become more autonomous COM. The local politicians are very eager to become COM, of course, because they would have more powers, but people on the ground are extremely wary of it, because they fear a COM status would push their territories on the side and eventually France would get rid of them and stop social transfers, so it's quite likely that people will vote against the COM status (in Martinique I'm almost certain of it, in French Guiana I'm less sure).
If anyone is interested, both regions voted against more autonomy (to change status to COM) by a large majority.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #2645
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Yes I heard about that, it is itneresitng that they refused more autonomy.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #2646
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Politicians in this area are very irresponsible with the money (look at Dutch or British islands) plus people have everything, so no need for autonomy.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #2647
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I made a video of the DK/S border on Øresundsbron in October '09
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #2648
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Romania-Serbia border crossing of the Iron Gates I Hydro Power Plant:



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Old January 12th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #2649
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Does the US even have state- or nationwide general speed limits??
Every state has its standard highway speed limit, but many roads have an exception to this rule.

A few years back, one state (Montana) decided to abolish its statewide speed limit. People began to call it Montanabahn. Much of it is very rural, so driving at high speed was not terribly risky, except for all the deer. It is still with some pride that I can brag that I was stopped for speeding in Montana when it had no speed limit. The police officer said "We do have a speed limit. It's called 'reasonable and prudent'". Apparently I was traveling faster than this.

They since have reimposed a speed limit. The US government thretened to withhold highway improvement funds if they didn't.

In keeping with the theme of this board, here is a border crossing between Scobey Montana and Coronanch Saskachewan, just a few miles from where I was stopped speeding.

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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #2650
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On the Polish thread on this site, there's a message saying that the Swiecko terminal has been demolished - is this true?
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #2651
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AFAIK the Ludwigsdorf border crossing (A4/A4) has been demolished. Some pics have been posted about that. It would be great if they also started dismantling the other ones
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #2652
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On the Polish thread on this site, there's a message saying that the Swiecko terminal has been demolished - is this true?
If the street says so ... I'll search for some info.

This would mean that only Pomellen A11/A6 is left
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #2653
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have they removed the DK18 terminal??
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #2654
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Sure, there is 2x2 over there now.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #2655
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have they also removed that stupid 20km/h speed limit??
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #2656
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Now it is 60.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #2657
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one last annoying question: Have they fixed the Hitler pavement on the eastbound side??
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #2658
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No, starting end of this year.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #2659
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The pavement is really horrible. I cant believe that they can spend so much money on all other roads in Poland, and not even thinking of repairing that 70-year old pavement
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:22 PM   #2660
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Well, were it that simple... They cannot just fix it, but rebuild, which involves loads of bureaucracy. It has nothing to do with money.
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