daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 12th, 2017, 12:06 AM   #36521
x-type
con los terroristas
 
x-type's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bjelovar [HR]
Posts: 13,473
Likes (Received): 3448

Quote:
Originally Posted by volodaaaa View Post
Guys, will you help me?

I have accidentally put too much wax on my car. First it looked perfect, but now it get like stained after some rain. It is not easy to get rid of it. Only after I rub it off hard would it get clean. But only until the next rain.
Quick detail spray.
__________________
Svaki dan sanjam autobahn...
x-type no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 12th, 2017, 12:48 AM   #36522
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,250
Likes (Received): 781

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
An extreme temperature difference in Spain is forecast for Thursday: 16°C in Asturias and 46°C in Extremadura and Andalusia.

46?! Sh--!

I think the hottest I've ever experienced would be 39. And the coldest about -18. They've been getting that sort of thing in places like Phoenix and Las Vegas lately....

(Celsius to Fahrenheit, and vice versa, is easy. :-) )
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2017, 10:51 AM   #36523
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 9,879
Likes (Received): 1364

Quote:
Originally Posted by volodaaaa View Post
I have accidentally put too much wax on my car. First it looked perfect, but now it get like stained after some rain. It is not easy to get rid of it. Only after I rub it off hard would it get clean. But only until the next rain.
That is easy. Last week someone sprayed polyurethane spray foam (pur foam) on my car and I really don't know how to remove it from car polish.
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2017, 10:31 PM   #36524
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Today in Turin



And near Trieste: handbrake was forgotten

__________________
“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.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #36525
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,624
Likes (Received): 19415

Córdoba hit 46.8 °C at 1700 hours, a new record for that city according to Wikipedia. The Spanish all-time high is 47.1 °C. I wonder if it is possible to crack that.

At the same time, Oviedo in Northern Spain recorded a cool 17.4 °C.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2017, 12:33 AM   #36526
CNGL
Leudimin
 
CNGL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Huesca
Posts: 7,467
Likes (Received): 1937

And my hometown reported 36.2 °C at the same time. Surprisingly that was hotter than Zaragoza (34.2 °C in Valdespartera, 34.6 °C at the airport), usually it is the other way round.

PS: Cordoba (also spelt Cordova in English) was still over 40 °C at 21:00 . However the temperature there is rapidly falling.
__________________
Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum, quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non nunquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem - Cicero, De finibus bonorum et malorum, from which placeholder text is derived.

Last edited by CNGL; July 14th, 2017 at 12:44 AM.
CNGL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2017, 05:16 PM   #36527
Suburbanist
on the road
 
Suburbanist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: the rain capital of Europe
Posts: 27,539
Likes (Received): 21251

Traffic fines in Europe

source: NOS

red and blue are comparisons with the baseline values of Netherlands.

[IMG]In order, per country: - driving 20km/h above the speed limit - running through a red light - parking at forbidden places - no seatbelt use - use of cell phone while driving [/IMG]
__________________
YIMBY - Yes, in my backyard!

Penn's Woods, piotr71 liked this post
Suburbanist está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2017, 05:27 PM   #36528
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,515
Likes (Received): 2120

Italy is right but there is an error on the "less or equal" sign, it should be "greater or equal": fine for 20 km/h over the limit speeding is not less or equal to 170 €, actually is higher: between 169 and 680 €. Also running a red light is not less or equal to 170, but it can go from 163 (running a red during the day) to 200 (during nighttime).
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2017, 05:37 PM   #36529
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,624
Likes (Received): 19415

Childish NOS 'news'. They try too hard to be hip, this again shows that they think their main audience are teens and young millennials. A seat belt is not called a 'riem', but an 'autogordel' or 'gordel' for short. Only pre-teen children call it a 'riem'. The dimunitive of 'mobieltje' - though frequently used - is also not exactly professional.

NOS is tax-funded, public broadcasting unworthy, especially their website and mobile app. Many articles don't have a clear distinction between news and opinion, with an increasing amount of 'explanatory news' á la Vox. Just notice how many of their headlines are quotes or have a question mark. They also started a 'good news' section right after Trump got elected.

They are also obsessed with climate, sending staff to Svalbard to create a multi-day string of news about climate if there isn't anything real to report on. There is hardly not a day without climate 'news' on their website. Also, the latest development of Facebook features is not headline-worthy. They want to create a constant flow of new articles which results in a lot of non-news and clickbait, undermining the status of NOS as a professional news organization. It's not a race to publish the most articles possible.

Regional media are even worse though. Half of their news feed are rewritten Tweets. How can a journalist be proud of his work as an editor of Twitter content? Any intern can do that.
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

keokiracer liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2017, 02:05 AM   #36530
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,088
Likes (Received): 4752

And now Slovenia:

- 20 km/h too fast = 80-300 €
- running through red = 300 €
- wrong parking = 40-120 €
- no seatbelt = 120 €
- cell phone = 120 €
__________________
take a ride on slovenian highways

Alex_ZR liked this post
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2017, 04:16 AM   #36531
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,250
Likes (Received): 781

What I was looking at as I looked through that was whether they had their priorities right. Using the phone...well, I don't know why anyone would ever think texting while driving is a good idea. It's insane. That and running red lights - behaviors that endanger others, not just yourself - ought to be fined higher than parking violations.

I myself have incurred very few fines in 35 years of driving, and gotten out of half of them. :-) Parking violations in Philadelphia start at $36. Going through an E-ZPass lane in New Jersey without a valid transponder (I'd changed my ATM card number and it hadn't occurred to me to give them the new one*) is $50. Those are the ones I remember.

*I got out of that one. It was my first violation of that so they "forgave" it automatically "as a courtesy"; I didn't even have to use my "it was an honest oversight" shtick.
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL

Attus liked this post
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #36532
Attus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rheinbach
Posts: 2,770
Likes (Received): 1039

Not the very best conditions for making photos, but you may ejoy them even so. Rheinbach Classics, Day 1.
DSCF1425 by Attila Németh, on Flickr
DSCF1411 by Attila Németh, on Flickr

MORE PHOTOS
__________________

TrojaA, Highway89 liked this post
Attus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2017, 01:09 PM   #36533
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

This photos show the danger of wooden crashbarriers. They can break even with the impact of a small car (it was a Fiat Panda) and penetrate the body of the car.





http://ilpiccolo.gelocal.it/trieste/...6872?ref=fbfpi

It happened yesterday on SR14 near Trieste. The driver fortunately survived with only minor injures, but she could have been killed if the wooden plank had hit her. I think the highway agency can be liable.
__________________
“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.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2017, 02:14 PM   #36534
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,515
Likes (Received): 2120

It can happen also with metal barrier:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kubica
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2017, 03:16 PM   #36535
Attus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rheinbach
Posts: 2,770
Likes (Received): 1039

Quote:
Originally Posted by g.spinoza View Post
It can happen also with metal barrier:
Yes. However, Kubice drove surely much faster than normal cars... (and even he survived).
Attus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2017, 03:18 PM   #36536
Attus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rheinbach
Posts: 2,770
Likes (Received): 1039

Rheinbach Classics, Day 2:
DSCF1459 by Attila Németh, on Flickr
DSCF1488 by Attila Németh, on Flickr
DSCF1530 by Attila Németh, on Flickr
DSCF1572 by Attila Németh, on Flickr

Dozens of photos in the album.
__________________

cinxxx liked this post
Attus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2017, 06:48 PM   #36537
x-type
con los terroristas
 
x-type's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bjelovar [HR]
Posts: 13,473
Likes (Received): 3448

Quote:
Originally Posted by italystf View Post
This photos show the danger of wooden crashbarriers. They can break even with the impact of a small car (it was a Fiat Panda) and penetrate the body of the car.


It happened yesterday on SR14 near Trieste. The driver fortunately survived with only minor injures, but she could have been killed if the wooden plank had hit her. I think the highway agency can be liable.
Italy is actually the only country where I have seen wooden barriers.
__________________
Svaki dan sanjam autobahn...
x-type no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2017, 07:29 PM   #36538
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,624
Likes (Received): 19415

Wooden crash barriers are also used in the Netherlands on an increasingly extensive scale since about 2010.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2017, 07:36 PM   #36539
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,250
Likes (Received): 781

The roadside rest area

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
Wooden crash barriers are also used in the Netherlands on an increasingly extensive scale since about 2010.


Has anyone studied whether they're safer, or less safe, than metal? Because honestly, in a crash, I'm visualizing splinters of wood flying all over the place....
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2017, 07:37 PM   #36540
keokiracer
Roadgeek from NL
 
keokiracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Halsteren (NL)
Posts: 3,675
Likes (Received): 2629

I'm sorry, but do you honestly think they just place those things down before doing research into them?
keokiracer no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
highways, motorways

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium