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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #10681
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Guys... my body is completely malfunctioning... so I'm 99% sure that I got multiple sclerosis after all. If I don't come back, I probably went shoot myself.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #10682
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In Germany it is normal to do that, and when I first came here I wasn't comfortable with the idea. I have to say I still don't like it: one should change lane when there is the possibility, not at the last time.

In Italy is considered rude and should not be done, even if rules are broken all the time.
Sometimes in the UK they have two lorries (sorry trucks) sitting next to each other blocking all the traffic. I don't like the German way, where they do a forced merge. Best way is still in the Netherlands: do use both lanes, and merge in turn at the end (ritsen or zipping). The Dutch advertise as well to do it this way. An empty lane like you see in the UK doesn't make any sense. Even the authorities see that, more and more you see signs telling people to use both lanes when queuing.

I don't think anyone in Europe cares what is considered rude in Italy, as many European drivers - especially in my company - find the Italian style quite rude on its own. (no distance, aggressive overtaking, overtaking in dead corners, flashing etc etc.)

I actually like driving in Italy, and I adapt when I'm there. You have to, otherwise you're not going anywhere.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #10683
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Guys... my body is completely malfunctioning... so I'm 99% sure that I got multiple sclerosis after all. If I don't come back, I probably went shoot myself.
And i'm 99% sure you will fail .

BTW, I would put extra distance signs on the VMSs when there is nothing to show.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #10684
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Guys... my body is completely malfunctioning... so I'm 99% sure that I got multiple sclerosis after all. If I don't come back, I probably went shoot myself.
Noooooooo...
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #10685
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #10686
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Guys... my body is completely malfunctioning... so I'm 99% sure that I got multiple sclerosis after all. If I don't come back, I probably went shoot myself.
Forza, Verso!
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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #10687
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Oh god, that's bad! I'm really sorry!
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #10688
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Guys... my body is completely malfunctioning... so I'm 99% sure that I got multiple sclerosis after all. If I don't come back, I probably went shoot myself.
I hope that you're just sick.

Please don't shoot yourself
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #10689
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Old August 4th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #10690
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Flooding in Bremen:




the Netherlands also had its share, up to 75 mm fell in a few hours in the east.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #10691
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the Netherlands also had its share, up to 75 mm fell in a few hours in the east.
I just drove in that heavy rain over the afsluitdijk, it was beautifull sunny day on Texel, however.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:07 AM   #10692
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At least it's unlikely that the Afsluitdijk will flood, or they will have to rename the IJsselmeer back to the Zuiderzee again...
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Actually there is an urgent need for the Afsluitdijk reinforcement.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #10694
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Really? How come?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 09:37 AM   #10695
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Actor Rowan Atkinson is in hospital after reportedly being injured in a car crash in Cambridgeshire.

The Blackadder star is believed to have suffered a minor shoulder injury when the car he was driving hit a tree and lamppost and caught fire.

It is understood the crash happened on the A605 at Haddon near Peterborough at 19:30 BST on Thursday.

Media reports said he walked from the McLaren F1 super car and waited with a motorist until an ambulance arrived.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the fire.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews brought the fire under control by 8.13pm. They made the vehicle safe and used one hose reel to put out the fire.

"There was one casualty but he was not trapped."

East of England Ambulance Service said a man was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with "a minor shoulder injury" following the crash.

Atkinson achieved fame through BBC shows Not The Nine O'Clock News and Blackadder, before gaining international recognition in Mr Bean, in which his hapless character drives an old Mini.
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Really? How come?
Because, unlike the Americans* we like to prevent apocalyptic flooding Surveys have shown the Afsluitdijk cannot withstand a 1000-year flood.

* see the Hurricane Katrina disaster
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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #10697
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I have read about a TV spot at Lithuania (Vilnius to be exact) where they talk about problems with traffic and illegal parking.

The spots shows the major breaking with a tank to a Mercedes car parked over a bike-lane.



Has anyone watched it?. Is it possible to upload here?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:35 AM   #10699
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Because, unlike the Americans* we like to prevent apocalyptic flooding Surveys have shown the Afsluitdijk cannot withstand a 1000-year flood.

* see the Hurricane Katrina disaster
So they start with the Afsluitdijk first. Someone in the Dutch Parliament in Maastricht may ask a few questions about this to the Dutch Prime-Minister after he returns from his holidays in Amersfoort-On-Sea.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #10700
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At least it's unlikely that the Afsluitdijk will flood, or they will have to rename the IJsselmeer back to the Zuiderzee again...
It wouldn´t flood over , but in a moments, I did not know if the sea is under us on right side or under the car, or in the air... just this makes me appriciate the porous asphalt.

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Actually there is an urgent need for the Afsluitdijk reinforcement.
Are they thinking about setting there a railway line as well? It should not pose so big additional costs once they would have to rebuild it anyway.
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