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Old May 10th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #1141
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Maybe 10 years ago but nowadays it's not that common.

If you drove 90km/h according to your speedometer, buses and lorries would overtake you.
I have driven at 100km/h according to my speedometer, but I was still the slowest car on the road -.-
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Old May 10th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #1142
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WTF is this shit? :

So if speed limit is 120 km/h...........then you go 121 km/h, you already get a fine?!?!? Just for 1 km/h difference?

Again, I'm not against speed limits and I understand the need for such............but these speed limit tolerances are way too tight.

Just for single digit speed difference?

I guess this is no different from our local Philippine traffic enforcer that apprehended a motorist for going at 102 km/h (max speed limit is 100 km/h)

Point is: This is dumbfounding and unreasonable...
What a stupid thing to write, ofcourse the police have fines for 1 km/h over the speedlimit, otherwise the speedlimit would be unnecessary.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #1143
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What a stupid thing to write, ofcourse the police have fines for 1 km/h over the speedlimit, otherwise the speedlimit would be unnecessary.
Bro, I don't mean any offense but there is a difference between speed limits that are imposed or implemented within the context of basic logic and common sense as against those that are unreasonable and were just made into law at random or without any sense at all.

Especially in cases where posted speed limits are below 100 km/h (or 62 mph).
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Old May 13th, 2014, 03:32 AM   #1144
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Our fatality rate is still at or above average so speed isn't as big of a factor as the authorities claim it is. It's just a very easy thing to check and cash in on.
Of course... the Deutschlandsfaktor basically blows that one up, every time

But we still love Eesti
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Old May 17th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #1145
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What a stupid thing to write, ofcourse the police have fines for 1 km/h over the speedlimit, otherwise the speedlimit would be unnecessary.
Actually, in Poland there is a parliamentary debate to introduce fines for under 10 km/h over the limit .
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Old May 17th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #1146
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Of course... the Deutschlandsfaktor basically blows that one up, every time

But we still love Eesti

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Old May 22nd, 2014, 10:28 PM   #1147
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Today I took a ride on a replica of a historic boat on river Emajõgi and I managed to capture a short video and a few photos of the U/C bridge over river Emajõgi on the Eastern bypass of Tartu:
I'm sorry for the terrible quality, the camera on my phone is not so good.





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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:17 PM   #1148
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Actually, in Poland there is a parliamentary debate to introduce fines for under 10 km/h over the limit .
Won't happen. PO aren't in any danger of losing the Government and they know better than to risk angering their voters with petty driving laws.

Any party introducing any serious change to driving laws here will find themselves punished by the voters.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 11:31 PM   #1149
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One of the largest infrastructure projects recently opened in Tallinn - Ülemiste Junction, by Tin_Can:

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Laupäeval sattusin läbi Ülemiste tunneli sõitma kaasreisijana ja kuna kaamera oli käe pärast siis klõpsisin ka mõned pildid

















Great snaps!
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Old July 21st, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1150
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http://tallinncity.postimees.ee/2860...-rongiliikluse
http://tallinncity.postimees.ee/2862...raudteeviadukt
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Old October 5th, 2014, 12:13 AM   #1151
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Topi interchange and the connecting roads are pretty much finished, only minor works are yet to be done (asphalting bicycle roads, a few road signs need to be put up etc).

Topi interchange is situated on T4/E67 just outside Tallinn. The sections that were built are marked in red here and here

Here's an aerial photo from this Spring:


And how it looks now (photo taken from: here:


And more photos by Tin_Can:
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Topi liiklussõlm on tõesti autodele avatud. Olgugi,et täna on mitmel pool avaldatud uudiseid liiklussõlme üleandmisest TREV-2 poolt Maanteametile,ei ole see siiski täiesti valmis - kergliiklusteed on veel asfalteerimata ja puudu on ka mitmed suuremad mastidele kinnitatavad liiklusmärgid.

Ja kuna mul oli aega ja viitsimist küllaga siis tegin lõuna ajal mõned pildid

Vaade Pärnu mnt-lt Saku suunale keeravalt sõidurealt. Taustal paistab Topi viadukt.


Peopleo bussipeatusest avanev vaade.


Viadukt veelkord.


Viadukti ja raudtee vaheline ringtee ning maha/pealesõidurajad.


Ringtee teise nurga alt.


Ja veidi kaugemal lõppev teejupike.


Jätkub...
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Ja nüüd midagi põnevamat - Topi raudteesild


Mõlemalt poolt silla alla viivalt teelt hargnevad teed,mis viivad raudteele. Huvitav mis otstarve neil on?


Sild veidi lähemalt. Üllatavalt kombel ei ole silla kandeseina laialt ehitatud. See oleks aidanud veidi aega kokku hoida ja vältida suuremaid liikluspiiranguid kui paari aasta pärast ehitatakse sinna teine raudtee.






Ning viimaks praegu liiklussõlme lõpetav ringtee. Tulevikus peaks siit tee edasi Paldiski maanteele minema.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #1152
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Why is it that every single new project includes so many bloody roundabouts? Is there some roundabout fetish going on in the planning committes?
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Old October 6th, 2014, 03:06 PM   #1153
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It's a general trend in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 03:47 PM   #1154
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Roundabouts are safer than traffic lights. At least these roundabouts are much more spacious than in the Netherlands, where you often have to go back to 2nd gear just to go straight across.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 04:29 PM   #1155
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Week ago I came back from trip around Baltic See (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland) and I'm impressed how well road signage is legible and pleasing to the eye. I was more surprised in baltics of course of which the most I liked estonian.
Other thing is that you usually don't paint road infrastructure such as bridges etc.

For me Poland is in these areas is way too colorful. Less is more!
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Old October 6th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #1156
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Pretty much every road project in Estonia includes roundabouts nowadays. They're relatively cheap, safe and easy to maintain (compared to traffic light intersections, for example). They also work as a traffic calming measure and help to reduce the average speed where needed.

I know that a lot of people don't like roundabouts but I don't mind them, unless there are too many of them in a row or they're badly designed.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #1157
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Roundabouts are safer than traffic lights. At least these roundabouts are much more spacious than in the Netherlands, where you often have to go back to 2nd gear just to go straight across.
Roundabouts (or traffic circles) in developed/first world/advanced countries are well-done and properly executed......and more importantly, drivers know how to use these and drive properly on them.

But when you talk about roundabouts in say India or in the Philippines, my goodness.

Too many vehicles on our roads......and too many idiots and undisciplined drivers and you get this mess.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anda_Circle
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Old October 6th, 2014, 09:23 PM   #1158
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Looks like an Italian roundabout but without chaos.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 10:53 AM   #1159
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August 4 Google Earth imagery of Kurna interchange on Tallinn bypass - it should be finished by next Autumn. However, the short section connecting Luige interchange and the U/C Kurna interchange should be opened this November (the Western part on this photo).


September 4 imagery of Tartu Eastern bypass - it should be opened in April:
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Old October 31st, 2014, 11:38 PM   #1160
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http://www.mnt.ee/public/Traffic_Act.pdf

The Traffic Act in English.

Page 16-17:
the Road Administration may increase the speed limit on rural roads to 120 kilometres per hour

Has this ever happened?
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