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Old September 19th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #16001
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My longest bus trip was New York-Chicago 24hrs with 2 connections.
My longest drive was Seattle - Miami


How many days driving?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #16002
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Old September 19th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #16003
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When are you going to do your first triangular day drive from Zeeland to Maastricht and Groningen and back to Zeeland on the same day?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #16004
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Don't know if it's fake or not but... meanwhile in Russia:
I suppose it's fake, there are a lot of higher things trees, street lights, houses maybe equipped with lighning rods, which uses the peak effect, so the lightning should have been hit these instead a car's flat roof. But in a rural area it could have happened.

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Old September 19th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #16005
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How many days driving?
On an Interstate-only route, it takes 5.374 km of driving between Seattle and Miami. So I'd say 5 days of driving + 4 overnight stops to make it comfortable.

Bangor (ME) - San Diego (CA), e.g., the trip between the NE and SW Interstate-served corners of Lower-48, takes 5.160km.

People generally grossly underestimate US land area, especially the Great Plains and the Rockies. The Rockies are definitively not like the Alps, tall but narrow :p
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #16006
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When are you going to do your first triangular day drive from Zeeland to Maastricht and Groningen and back to Zeeland on the same day?
They say you can do this on the train within 12 hours. I think you start in Eijsden, get up to Delftzijl, Den Helder, down to Vlisingen and Eijsden again.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #16007
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Well done. Now you can forget everything they told you and follow your own instinct. But know your limits though, listen to your uncle Road....
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #16008
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When are you going to do your first triangular day drive from Zeeland to Maastricht and Groningen and back to Zeeland on the same day?
I have no idea yet. I do like driving long stretches
But it'll certainly take until wednesday, that's the day I can pick up my drivers license in Bergen Op Zoom.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #16009
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #16010
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I did my exams in Sneek in the morning, and picked up my license a couple of hours later in Workum where I was living. Then I went on the train to Schiedam, and drove back to Workum the next day in my first car that my uncle gave me. My first traffic jam in my life was that day in Amsterdam. I first got laid in my car a month later.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #16011
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In Italy your driving license is already printed when you start driving lessons. They hand it to you just after you pass the exam. You don't need to wait.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #16012
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In Italy your driving license is already printed when you start driving lessons. They hand it to you just after you pass the exam. You don't need to wait.
In the past you had to wait until they mail the license to you...
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Old September 19th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #16013
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I suppose it's fake, there are a lot of higher things trees, street lights, houses maybe equipped with lighning rods, which uses the peak effect, so the lightning should have been hit these instead a car's flat roof. But in a rural area it could have happened.
Nah, that could easily happen, especially in a wet weather like that. Almost anything is possible with these voltages. I've personally seen lightning hitting the middle of the clearing instead of 15-20m tall trees all around.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #16014
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Old September 19th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #16015
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In Italy your driving license is already printed when you start driving lessons. They hand it to you just after you pass the exam. You don't need to wait.
If they would be so fast when you renovate it, it would be better. I renovated it in July and I'm still waiting the revalidation sticker to put on
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Old September 19th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #16016
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How can you renovate a drivers license? I know we've got some construction fans on here, but this is taking the piss...
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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #16017
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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #16018
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How can you renovate a drivers license? I know we've got some construction fans on here, but this is taking the piss...
Renew and renovate both translate into "rinnovare" in Italian...
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #16019
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In Italy your driving license is already printed when you start driving lessons. They hand it to you just after you pass the exam. You don't need to wait.


When I got my license it was enough for two days to have it as far as it was a printed document with photo and stamp. I do not know how much time does it takes now.

But after passing the exam, teacher said that officially we could return home by car. Should the police stopped us, it would be only a fine because not having on the pocket the driving licence only, but if required, two days later we could show it with the correct date
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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #16020
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In Romania I remember I had to wait 1 or 2 days after I passed the exam, to get o temporary license paper, that was valid for 10 days or so I think and only after a week or so I got my drivers license in plastic card form.
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