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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #121
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poor car by the way I like Polish language
The guy's speaking silesian dialect sounds a bit funny to me, but i like it though.

I wonder how's the girl doing now as a driver... Wonder if she passed her exam at the first try...
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Old February 13th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #122
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OMG....is she....blonde? huh, what a surprise
Such people should be banned from driving forever! I mean, she couldn't even stay in the lane for God's sake

Hopefully, I don't get to meet her on the same road anywhere, I'm from the other part of Poland anyway
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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #123
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This isn't fake. This is taken from tv show.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #124
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but i think that somewhen i saw part 2 when she really broke a car a bit
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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #125
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Thought Poland was..better
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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #126
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Yes, and I personally think that's not a good system. Taking driving lessons while there's a instructor next to you who can intervene when necessary is way much safer than just having one of your parents (eg) next to you who only can say something to you... Until there comes a situation when it's too late to yell. No, thank you.

Though I don't say our system is perfect. The demands here to pass you exam are extreme high. People need a average of 40-45 lessons nowadays. I heard in the near future a returnday will be compulsory (which is now volontary). In addition: punishment for beginning drivers (first 5 years) are also much higher than for other people. I think these kind of things improve traffic safety much better.
Well, I guess so, but I believe it mostly depends on the driving culture. For example, in Israel getting a license is similar to what you described - minimum 28 lessons, but most people fail several times and take many more. However, the accident rate there is still much higher than in Canada, because people drive more impatiently and aggressively. Generally, it seems that more northern countries have better records Perhaps it's the weather .
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Old July 21st, 2010, 02:12 PM   #127
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Motorway network length: 1589km (2005)
Total length new and u/c motorways since 2005: ~ 200 km

Longest motorway-
--Continuous: E4, Toftaholm-Gävle - 600 km
--Tunnel: NR 75: Södra-länkens tunnel, Stockholm - 4500m
--Bridge: Uddevallabron, E6, total length - 1712m (main span - 414m)
**Alt: Öresundsbron, E20: total lenght: 7845 m - in Sweden: 5300m.
--straight stretch: E4, Vaggeryd-Värnamo: 40,5km
--stretch without service areas: E4, Uppsala-Mehedeby: 70km
--double numbered: E6/20; Malmö-Göteborg - 270 km
--running parrallel to each other E6/E45 ~20 Km (2009)
--Without an E-number: () NR 40 Göteborg-Borås
--planned stretch: E20 Göteborg-Stockholm since 1940's; 250 km still missing and wont be finished until after 2017.

Shortest motorway-
-- Part of a national road; NR 28, Karlskrona - 1,5km
-- NR 75, Stockholm - 6,5 km (the whole road)


Oldest motorway-
--Stretch: E22, Malmö-Lund (1952)
--with 2x3 lanes: Essingeleden (E4), Stockholm (1967)
--with 2x4 lanes: Essingeleden (E4), Stockholm (1990)
--with 2x5 lanes:
--with parallel roads: pretty much all of them have that
--Tunnel: E6 - Tingstadstunneln, Göteborg (1962)
--Autobahnkreuz: E4/E6/E20, Trafikplats Kropp - Helsingborg (1978)
Actually, the longest bridge that lies completely in Sweden is Ölands bron, the bridge to the island of Öland, which is 6072 metres long. When it was built in the seventies, it was Europe's longest bridge.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 02:59 PM   #128
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but i think that somewhen i saw part 2 when she really broke a car a bit
That wasn't the same woman

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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #129
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An example of a "taper". These type of lanes have a high capacity if properly used, without requiring a lot of space.

For most people, the merging taper is the most difficult, as you have no long merging lane, and you need to merge immediately. So you have to look before you enter to see if there is a gap. You absolutely need to be at motorway speed to use a merging taper! Merging tapers are extensively used in the Netherlands, but less so in other European countries

Exiting tapers are somewhat more common, where you can use the right lane to exit at the last moment, increasing capacity at the exit. It is normally used at high-capacity off-ramps or on motorway-to-motorway interchanges.

1. An exiting taper:
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2. A merging taper:
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #130
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1. An exiting taper:
nice ideea, 2 forward lanes, 2 right lanes
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I hate them! First time I saw them was in Florida. If the motorway is busy that is a dangerous zone.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #131
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Two examples of induction loops to monitor traffic flow:
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Old July 25th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #132
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I hate them! First time I saw them was in Florida. If the motorway is busy that is a dangerous zone.
I agree. Especially with two lanes merging on to the highway. It's bad enough with one lane and a short merging zone.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #133
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Yeah, the exit tapers are great, but the entry tapers just seem a bit too dangerous. Of course you can still switch lane to the right to get to the longer merging lane, but otherwise you have to hope that those riding in the right lane are willing to let you merge in by moving to the left lane. So many people are simply too lazy or too dimwitted to realize that they're blocking your entry...

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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #134
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i have never seen merging tapers and i was hoping that they don't exist.
on the other hand, exiting tapers are good things increasing capacity, but i am always affraid of some genious mind ignoring ful line there.
in HR we don't have any of them on motorways, but there are in SLO
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Old July 25th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #135
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I hate those merging tapers where two entry lanes become one.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #136
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I know one merging lane shaped in this way in the Netherlands, it is near Eindhoven.

Such merging tapers can be also found in GB.




http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...02387&t=k&z=19

I do not like them either. Main reason for that is that many drivers do not know how to use them. I often see drivers who once realize where they are, suddenly brake and are trying to evade onto left lane forcing others to slow down. So, in my opinion, this kind of motorways' entries do not improve traffic flow and even cause dangerous situations.

By the way, I found an interesting movie from the Netherlands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VUZPjnKjmM

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Old July 25th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #137
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By the way, I found an interesting movie from the Netherlands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VUZPjnKjmM
I made that video a while ago.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #138
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Who else could make it
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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #139
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Are you the Freewayjim of Europe?
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Are you the Freewayjim of Europe?
Freewayjim is ChrisZwolle of USA
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