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Old December 5th, 2016, 11:33 PM   #35001
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.....you see, it is everything but rest areas.....!
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Old December 5th, 2016, 11:35 PM   #35002
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It is Road Side, it means a rest area from highways/expressways, everything else OFF topic issues.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 09:49 PM   #35003
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The police advises people who use covers against ice on the windshield, to be used on the outside, not inside of the car

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Old December 7th, 2016, 12:05 AM   #35004
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How is that possible....
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Old December 7th, 2016, 12:48 PM   #35005
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It's not very reassuring to think that people with the IQ of a stone are actually driving their cars around.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 07:55 PM   #35006
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Reminds me my cousin Once she put snow chains onto wheels that were not on driving axle
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Old December 7th, 2016, 08:29 PM   #35007
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The steering wheel? The spare tire?
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Old December 8th, 2016, 01:26 AM   #35008
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Is there joke to be made of the Belgian police taking picture of car, but blanking the numberplate in yellow?
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Old December 8th, 2016, 01:54 AM   #35009
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Is there joke to be made of the Belgian police taking picture of car, but blanking the numberplate in yellow?
Its the Dutch Police (Oost Brabant), Dutch license plates are yellow/orange.

If it had been the Belgian police, then it could have been a joke on the Dutch though .
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Old December 8th, 2016, 03:04 AM   #35010
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Haha, sorry, I saw Brabant Politie and thought immediately of... Vlaams-Brabant

I guess consequently half the comments to the original post are probably saying the car in the photo probably had a (B) symbol on the back...
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Old December 8th, 2016, 10:08 PM   #35011
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“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 10:40 PM   #35012
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Nice one btw. I like DYbrand of computers. Really good. Works like rocket. I mean the noise and the temperature it produces.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 10:50 PM   #35013
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I had once a dy laptop. The processor actually melted because of the temperature.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 11:33 PM   #35014
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I also had a dy printer. It had a secret feature - once you put a paper into a feeder it produced a unique origami.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 11:37 PM   #35015
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I didn't knew that fixing a tire was so hard...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYHhfaIqRzs
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Old December 9th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #35016
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My current laptop is by the famous SNSV brand.

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Old December 10th, 2016, 01:22 AM   #35017
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better than ANUS
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Old December 10th, 2016, 04:07 PM   #35018
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In October this year I have made a road-trip across some parts of the USA. I started in Florida, drove to the southernmost point of USA, Key West, and then I flew on the West Coast, where I drove on the Pacific Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with a few stops on the way. Then I flew to Las Vegas and made a round-trip of some National Parks in Arizona and Utah, before returning back to LA. I total I drove about 5.000 km (3.100 miles) in about 15 days.

I have taken some pictures of the roads I drove on, but until then, you can see below a short video with some of the most interesting highways that I drove on:

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Old December 13th, 2016, 09:46 AM   #35019
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I just got back from a 4-day trip to Provence. Drove approx 1500 km on motorways, routes nationales and departementales, including the Gorges du Verdon road. No pictures of the road, unfortunately...

On another note, the new Skyscrapercity android app is out, solving the issue of new messages not being loaded. The app is completely redesigned: now it heavily relies on tapatalk (of which I don't like the layout), so it is completely useless: why having an app that reads one forum when you can have an identical one that reads all of them?
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Old December 13th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #35020
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traffic safety in Europe

It seems that the decline of traffic fatalities have stalled for a prolonged period. Traffic fatalities bottomed out in 2013 and has remained stable since. For many countries, 2016 seems to be another flat or even increasing year for traffic fatalities. A similar trend is observed in the United States.



I think there are a couple of factors coming into play. The end of the traffic fatality decline is most pronounced in countries with a developed motorway system. The motorways have the least fatalities and carries a large share of traffic mileage, so the fatality rate per 1 billion vehicle-kilometers is extremely low compared to other road types. However the new motorway mileage is increasing very slow in most western EU countries.

Also, the past decade underwent a significant change in the vehicle fleet. Most vehicles are now equipped with recent generation passive safety options (for example air bags, stability control, ABS, high Euro NCAP ratings, etc.) This appears to have been a major influence on the decline of traffic fatalities among car occupants since 2000.

Another factor may be distracted driving. It is estimated that some 20-30% of traffic accidents and fatalities are the result of distracted driving (such as texting while driving). It is quickly becoming the leading cause of traffic accidents. Once fast mobile internet and high smartphone penetration became available, the decline of traffic fatalities stalled.
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