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Old December 18th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #501
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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #502
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #503
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In Denmark you must have your lights turned on, infact you can´t even switch it off.
First of all that is a GREAT rule!

I hate driving in areas without it as you never know if cars are parked or off or actually comming towards you!

And second I have a 2008 car and I can easily turn the light off - I just use the auto mode where it controls it automaticly..
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #504
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I agree, lights on should be the law everywhere. How many people I see driving without their lights on after dusk or in foggy/rainy/snowy conditions
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #505
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Regarding the german speed limits:

On german Autobahns is no general speed limit. The 130km/h given at the border sign is just a recommended speed. However there can be local speed limits on Autobahns. Often stretches running through urban area have a speed limit of 80 km/h (to reduce traffic noise).
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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #506
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Actually, speed limits in urban areas are not only because of noise emissions. There can be several reasons, like calming traffic on stretches with a lot of junctions so traffic can merge without problems, and even more important; the increase capacity level. From what I've read, about 90 - 100 km/h gives the highest capacity possible. Lower is a problem because people drive close onto eachother, giving merging traffic less chance to merge. I don't think completely uniform speed limits (trucks+cars) are that good for the traffic flow.

In the Netherlands, there are also stretches with section control. This means there's no single point your speed is based on, but they calculate your speed from point A to B, so you can get fined if you travel that stretch too fast. Watch out for those, they are called "trajectcontrole", and can be found near several cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Arnhem.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #507
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I agree, lights on should be the law everywhere. How many people I see driving without their lights on after dusk or in foggy/rainy/snowy conditions
I agree. With lights on, you can see the car a lot further away than with lights off.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #508
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In the Netherlands, there are also stretches with section control. This means there's no single point your speed is based on, but they calculate your speed from point A to B, so you can get fined if you travel that stretch too fast. Watch out for those, they are called "trajectcontrole", and can be found near several cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Arnhem.
like TUTOR in Italy. but some ppl say that TUTOR is urban legend. i wouldn't be surprised if really measuring lasers would be set only at 10% of all announced portals
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like TUTOR in Italy. but some ppl say that TUTOR is urban legend.
For the last few years, I've driven through whole northern Italy at const. 140 - 150 km/h. Never got a ticket yet
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like TUTOR in Italy. but some ppl say that TUTOR is urban legend. i wouldn't be surprised if really measuring lasers would be set only at 10% of all announced portals
I don't know what's the situation on other highways, but on the A4 it's certainly operational and the system has already fined thousands and thousands of drivers (something like one fine every eight minutes in the first months of its funcioning). Remember that the money from the fines is very important for the administrations so it's in their interest to use the Tutor system every time they can.
I also heard that the burocratic problems with the delivery of the fines to non-italian drivers are going to be solved soon. As far as I know in fact if -for example- a british car is caught speeding by an Autovelox there are wery few possibilities that the driver gets really fined if he's not stopped on the place by a patrol car.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #511
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As far as I know in fact if -for example- a british car is caught speeding by an Autovelox there are wery few possibilities that the driver gets really fined if he's not stopped on the place by a patrol car.
Ah, that's why I got away with that

But there's now way I'll get those fines if law/cooperation between countries changes?
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i think that Tutor doesn't recognize non-italian plates ans shows them as error
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BTW When in Italy, I noticed, that their front plated "tend to" rub off I once saw a Mercedes E55 AMG with completely blank one
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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #514
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Ah, that's why I got away with that

But there's now way I'll get those fines if law/cooperation between countries changes?
Sincerly I don't know if the law would be retroactive, but I don't think.

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i think that Tutor doesn't recognize non-italian plates ans shows them as error
As far as I know it's true.

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BTW When in Italy, I noticed, that their front plated "tend to" rub off I once saw a Mercedes E55 AMG with completely blank one
Unfortunately the low quality of some "production series" of the italian plates is a matter of fact. They have to be changed by law. Other fact is that some drivers dirty their plates on purpose so they can't be caught by the Autovelox systems. But it's very risky anyhow because if you're stopped by a patrol and the plate/s is/are ilegible, you're subject to criminal law.
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For the last few years, I've driven through whole northern Italy at const. 140 - 150 km/h. Never got a ticket yet
The same this year, Venezia - Austrian border with 150 kmph average and no ticket yet...


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Old December 20th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #516
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Old December 20th, 2008, 03:49 AM   #517
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I am quite lazy , but this time my "onworklaptop" made me be more lazy than I actually am,,, it wont show my any photos
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To lazy to do it yourself eyh?;D
No i dont forgot this but i had no time to make it
but i try to do my best to do this next week
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #519
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There was a TV-program where the police got a driver speeding up from Sweden towards Denmark in the tunnel. He was driving 217 Km/h where the limit is 80 or 90, I do not remember.
He lost the drivinglicence and got a ticket € 1066 (DKK 8000).
The police asked him if he was doing that often, and he answered.... last 30 days or so.
Idiot.
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