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Old February 10th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #9641
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Maybe you can reserve the alternate route for the way back
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #9642
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No. I've been at Jasná for 3 years, and everyone says that skiing in Austria is the best, so on Sunday morning I will have to cover up 1020 km to a ski resort near Innsbruck.
Of course it is better in Austria. Services are much better there (but also more expensive). I thought you are going to Italy. Well, 1020 km is ok then.

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Old February 11th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #9643
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Old February 11th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #9644
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Old February 11th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #9645
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Just look at 1:30 how he reduces the plowing area from 2 lanes to 1. Amazing!

Regarding my trip: I was thinking about a southern return route, but that would be 100 km longer

Do you happen to know which is speed limit buffer zone in Hungary, Austria and Germany? For example, in Romania you can be fined only for exceeding speed limit + 10 km/h.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #9646
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in Hungary it is 10% (so on motorway you can drive at 143 km/h)
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #9647
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Regarding my trip: I was thinking about a southern return route, but that would be 100 km longer
If it doesn't bother you buying a slovenian vignette for such a short route in their territory...
Also, isn't there a shorter route between the Slovenia-Hungary border and Szeged, that doesn't involve Budapest? You will save a lot of gasoline...
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #9648
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If it doesn't bother you buying a slovenian vignette for such a short route in their territory...
Also, isn't there a shorter route between the Slovenia-Hungary border and Szeged, that doesn't involve Budapest? You will save a lot of gasoline...
There is a shorter route, but that one goes through all souther Hungary villages. Anyway, I will take the same northern route both ways.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #9649
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nice destination. take some photos visit brenner pass if you haven't been there yet, it's worth it.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #9650
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100 years of Hajduk Split! (1911.-2011.)

Ok. This has nothing to do with highways but... It is really spectacular!

Celebration in Dubrovnik



Happy birthday! Split in midnight...





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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #9651
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Fiat Doblň breaks the sound barrier

He was travelling at the speed of sound, even more than that. Fiat Doblň running at supersonic speed was caught by local police in Oria (Brindisi) on National road 7, which links Brindisi to Taranto and Lecce: the car was traveling - as stated in the notification - at 1230 km/h. That is, more than the speed of sound and 1078 km/h more than the local speed limit. The driver will have to pay a 165 euro fine and will lose 3 points in his driving license. What remains to know is what causes this astronomical error in the speed trap machine and how did police officers not recognize the error.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #9652
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Now this is a proper rest area





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That's not a bad fine for such a speed.


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Old February 13th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #9653
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Daniel's joke was gross but clever
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #9654
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Does anyone know the difference between express lanes and local-express lanes? (I think this article used to be called "C/D road") Local-express lanes (or C/D roads) are like Italian bypasses of Bologna, Udine, Vicenza, Verona etc., but what are express lanes? The difference is actually written in one of the articles, but I don't get it.
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Express lanes are different than local-express lane systems in that local-express lanes are generally limited to only having access to the general-purpose freeway lanes, while express lanes limit the number of interchanges they interact with, and have little, if any, access to the general-purpose lanes, save for the termini of the lanes.
Eh? It's also quite ironic that both articles feature the same photo/road (Canadian Highway 401).
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #9655
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I think that that means that the local express lanes allow you to return to the main section of the motorway to exit, whereas express lanes only allow you to leave at certain points, with their own slip lanes.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #9656
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I think they gave a good definition of them, in the L-E article:

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the express lanes are intended for traffic passing through the area and exclusively have the ramps to other freeways, while the collector lanes are designed strictly to serve interchanges within that area.
I think this is a kind of setup most likely to be found in North America. Some Italian bypasses follow this setup, mainly because we have this stupid thing of putting a barrier on any access/exit of motorways, so that in urban contexts you have to put a local collector along the main motorway alignment.

Bologna is a very good example of it, with barriers at the gates of the urban system which lead to local lanes, while the motorways work as express lanes, even if some proper access/exit exists, not linked to the local lanes.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #9657
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No, you guys are talking about express lanes in a local-express lane system.
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The inner set (usually called express lanes) provide for non-exiting traffic, and are not to be confused with the similar concept of express lanes that have a similar function to those in the local-express system, but contain their own exits.
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C/D lanes are simple collector roads like within cloverleafs. A local-express setup is a longer setup with parallel lanes; for the local exits and for through traffic.
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And express lanes?
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What do you lot think of the two different approaches of building motorways;

1)Like the UK, build very few exits.

2)Like the US or Spain, build lots of exits.

Personally, I prefer the latter, as it is more interesting, allows rural communities to be linked more easily and takes traffic off city streets.
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