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View Poll Results: Should there be a universal driving system?
DEFINITELY!!! (ON THE LEFT) 7 16.28%
DEFINITELY!!! (ON THE RIGHT) 28 65.12%
NO WAY!!! 8 18.60%
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #81
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...and how to drive a camper car.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #82
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The same could be done in India, it's so funny how this stupidity makes driving a lot worse for the drivers.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #83
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Jokes aside though, if you were hired by such a city as a traffic consultant to (help) ease the traffic, what would you begin with ?
Fines are obviously not enough as you can't fine everybody.
I guess I would start by expending the public transit network, even though there's already a subway, tram and bus network, so the core problem of the traffic really is incivility.

Any Dutch or Japanese way of solving traffic problems ?
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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #84
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What about putting a police agent (and some helpers for each direction perhaps) on those junctions? By letting them make the traffic flow like the traffic lights would, people may quickly realise it'll all go a lot faster if they clear the road for others to pass?

Won't be easy and will only work if they actually care about what a police officer commands to someone who's in a car. I don't know whether or not this is the case in Cairo.

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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #85
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I've seen videos of such cities with brutal traffic offenses, with police just sitting on the side of the road and doing absolutely nothing.

I think these problems are because of various factors

=> lack of drivers ed
=> lack of traffic lights, and other means to control traffic
=> local driving mentality
=> lack of enforcement
=> pedestrians all over what should be roads for motor traffic only
=> undermotorized and unmotorized traffic on the roads

And then combine these together = traffic chaos.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 02:12 PM   #86
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Which is your driving category?

Just a thread for fun.
I have "B" and "M" but i want to get more.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #87
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What the hell are you talking about? :dontknow:
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #88
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Don't you have a driving license,men?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #89
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Oh I didn't know you meant the license.

I have B only. (car)
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #90
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I have B and B1.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #91
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B here. It would be better to do survey I think - not to reply and write own cdriving category
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Old September 24th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #92
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I assume that these are European designations. In the USA it is separated as "endorsements". They likely differ by state. In Florida:

Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)

CLASS A: Trucks or truck combination weighing with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided towed vehicle is more than 10,000 lbs.

CLASS B: Straight trucks weighing 26,001 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or more.

CLASS C: Vehicles transporting placardable amounts of hazardous materials, or vehicles designed to transport more than 15 persons including the driver with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs.



Non Commercial Driver Licenses - this is what most people would have.

CLASS E: Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles and two or three wheel motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters. (see below). Farmers and drivers of authorized emergency vehicles who are exempt from obtaining a commercial driver license must obtain a Class E license.


Motorcycles

For those authorized to operate motorcycle, the following abbreviation will appear on the front of the driver license under the expiration date: MOTORCYCLE ALSO or MOTORCYCLE ONLY


I have a Class E.

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Old September 24th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #93
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I have BC1.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #94
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tampasteve
I assume that these are European designations.
In europe (can be some little difference between countries) it's generally like this:

A = motorcycle
B = car, or any vehicle on 3 or more wheels up to 3,5 tonnes and up to 9 people (driver included), this counts for most people
BE = car + trailer, max 3,5+3,5 tonnes
C = truck out of one piece (anything above 3,5 tonnes, in holland you need a extra drivers certificate above 7,5 tonnes, though)
CE = truck out of 2 or more pieces
D = bus (transportation of more than 8 people)
DE = bus + trailer

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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #95
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I have A and B
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #96
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ehm....I haven't got any
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #97
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Haven't you started yet?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #98
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Nope, I'm 17. I can start with theory, but I prefer to do it all in one go. And when I have more time, I'm fairly (very) busy now
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Old September 24th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #99
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Quote:
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C = truck out of one piece (anything above 3,5 tonnes, in holland you need a extra drivers certificate above 7,5 tonnes, though)
CE = truck out of 2 or more pieces
1) box truck
2) semi-trailer truck, articulated, tractor-trailer

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Old September 25th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #100
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