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Old July 10th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #1721
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I think the later the better.
In Slovenia maybe . Of course, it's always better to have a flat yearly vignette tax, but it really sucks to sometimes wait one hour just to pay the toll.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #1722
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A problem with GPS based toll is that people can drive with disabled GPS devices, which is hardly enforcable, unless you check every car.

I hear often stories about people who drive 20 years without a drivers license before getting caught, so the chances of getting fined for driving without a GPS toll are slim.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #1723
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There are also privacy concerns. Many people oppose big brother watching their every step. This way of thinking is especially strong in anglo-saxon countries where even introducing ID cards is seen as outrageous intrusion into everyones life. Think abandoning such scheme in UK.
In US no one would even come up with such project.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #1724
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*A2 Süd-Autobahn: Villach Richtung Udine Zwischen Arnoldstein und Grenzübergang Arnoldstein Gefahr durch zähen Verkehr wegen Grenzkontrollen (G8-Gipfel!)
*A13 Brenner-Autobahn: Innsbruck Richtung Brenner Zwischen Nößlach und Autobahngrenzübergang Brennerpass Verkehrsbehinderung, Stau Grenzkontrollen wg. G8-Gipfel

Just like old times!
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Old July 11th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #1725
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Heh, I wonder if they control(at least at random) every single road.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #1726
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Pity, the G8 is over, still 4 days of controls. Hopefull next G8 will be outside Schengen area.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #1727
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PL/LT Ogrodniki - Lazdijai

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Wrzucam kilka fotek z przejścia granicznego PL - LT w Ogrodnikach - zrobione w połowie czerwca podczas rowerowej wycieczki do Wilna

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7. Na drugim planie litewska tablica prędkości.


8. Powrót.


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To wszystko, dziękuję za uwagę.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #1728
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Old July 12th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #1729
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They should create a contemplationary parking over there


But there's also a positive aspect - Vilnus is signed.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #1730
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What kind of toll is that in Lithuania?
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Old July 12th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #1731
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This sign is an example of the transparent Polish law . Dura lex, sed lex Nothing will be changed. Poland is Poland.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #1732
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What kind of toll is that in Lithuania?
The sign says for goods, cars and buses - weird.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #1733
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no, it says goods vehicles = coal english for "trucks". But I'm still wondering how it works.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #1734
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They should create a contemplationary parking over there


But there's also a positive aspect - Vilnus is signed.


should be "Wilno (vilnius) lt " or Wilno / vilnius LT" then it would be positive aspect
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Old July 14th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #1735
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I don't have a problem with that, unlike with writing Kaliningrad only.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #1736
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What kind of toll is that in Lithuania?
Vignette for trucks. All main roads (A1-A18) are tolled in Lithuania.

PL/LT Budzisko-Kalvarija

As promised. I took them this morning btw, so these are very fresh photos.
Short 2+2 section begins before the border.


Speed limit drops to 60 km/h, after few meters it drops to 40 km/h.


Kaunas signed.


Granica państwa.


Clooser look of Polish side.


Lithuania. Speed limit 20 km/h here.


The repainted fences at Lithuanian side, check 'em out.


That's all.

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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #1737
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LV/LT Grenctāle-Saločiai

1+4 section before the border.






E67 is tolled for trucks.


New speed limit signs for cars...


and trucks. I don't know what's surprising me more in this sign, the thing that Lithuania has 10 km of expressways and trucks can drive there at 100 km/h speed and 90 km/h on a motorway, but wait... trucks are limited to 90 km/h.


Btw, last time Poles asked me to drive through that.


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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #1738
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100 km/h on expressways, but only 90 on motorways.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #1739
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We took a trip to British Columbia last week. To Canada, we crossed the border at Pacific Highway crossing station, and back to the USA, we took a ferry from Sidney to Anacortes. We passed immigration pre-clearance at the departure terminal on Canadian territory before boarding the ferry. I only have my actual photos from the land crossing because on the way back, the camera battery died.

Pacific Highway border station is located less than 2 km east of Pacific Arch station and can handle commercial traffic unlike the latter.

Approaching the border. This duty-free shop is on the US side. Passenger cars should take the left lane.


Still the USA. By the way, NEXUS programme is the agreement between the USA and Canada to allow frequent travelers expedited border crossing process. The person must be low-security risk and has to be approved by both countries to receive a NEXUS card.


The line was quite long, so we spent about 20 minutes waiting. The lady guard at out booth was obviously not in a hurry to let people go The poles seen on the left each represent a Canadian province with the respective name written on it.


The actual border.


Waiting...


Still waiting...


... and more waiting ...


This time, the border guard took all our passports/green cards and asked us more questions than usual. She actually scanned all our passports and double checked that we are who the passports say we are Finally, we were on our way to Whistler. The photos of Sea-to-Sky highway will be posted in Canadian highways thread.

Later we took the BC ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and drove 110 km to Victoria. Since my parents' flight was from Seattle, we had a choice to return via Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen (BC Ferries) and then cross the border on I-5 or to take a Washington State Ferry from Sidney, BC to Anacortes, WA and cross the actual border on the water. We decided in favour of the latter simply because we have never taken this route. The border pre-clearance station (rather booth) is located at the Sidney terminal. At the time, it was staffed with only 3 unarmed US border guards and several Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who wrote down the licence numbers of the outgoing cars. Since the US border guards were completely unarmed and had no jurisdiction whatsoever except to refuse the boarding, I guess Canadian officers were there to ensure no one would attack the American guards Another good thing about this pre-clearance procedure was that the Americans did not have a necessary equipment to take photo and fingerprints from non-US citizens (US-VISIT programme), so my dad (who is not a US citizen yet) did not have to get out of the car. Because we already passed an immigration chekpoint upon departure, my guess was that we would not have to wait in Anacortes. Oh boy, was I wrong. Indeed, there should not have been an immigration check upon arrival, but there was an unexpected customs enforcement check in which border guards would make every car open a trunk and ask numerous questions about the goods being imported into the USA. It took an additional hour. Very annoying They asked me if I was trying to import Cuban cigars, and I said no, but we joked that with Obama policies, it would be perfectly legal before too long.

Well, that's it. A lot of descriptions and very less photos.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #1740
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