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    "FIB"?
    Yeah. They’re awful.

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    All you need to remember when going to Logan is to leave 5 minutes early for every mile you have to drive.

    Also since they finalized the finalization of the second revision of the tunnels nobody has any right to complain about going to Logan anymore, it's a breeze. In my day.... (shakes fist at urine-soaked blue line train).
    Only works when they are not closing the exits and detouring people. (last time I drove they closed the airport exit, sent us on a detour then the detour was closed so another detour. Leaving they closed the tunnel and sent us way the fyck out toward Malden/Medford before accessing the Hwy- everything else was shut off. It was 2:30 in the morning. I wasn't happy.
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    I’m driving 275 miles to Logan tomorrow. Your formula says I need to leave 22 hours early
    Should have started driving yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I got in a German taxi once, driven by a Turkish immigrant.

    “You care if I go fast?”
    “Haha, nope. You do what you need.”
    “OHHHH! Brave American! I like it.”

    *proceeds to go 140 on the autobahn*

    That said, Germans are the best drivers I have ever seen. The worst are FIBs. The worst I’ve heard about are Indian and southeast Asian.
    140 kph is not that fast. You'd barely keep up with traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.

    Just drove 600 miles on I95 from MD to Hilton Head. MD drivers believe that the left lane is for traveling speed limit +5. Combine that with trucks in the right lane made for some interesting sections.

    Most of the time thru traffic was doing 80. Made it in 9:45 with an hour for lunch, gas(petrol), and rest stops.

    Northern Virginia was, obviously, still asleep at 8AM when we left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    140 kph is not that fast. You'd barely keep up with traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.
    He speaks the truth in this post.

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    He speaks the truth in this post.
    Seconded.
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    Re: Travel Part 3: Destination Unknown

    The speed limit is 120 where mookie lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    The speed limit is 120 where mookie lives.
    There are sections of the NJ Turnpike where this is true, whether the number is metric or English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    140 kph is not that fast. You'd barely keep up with traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.

    Just drove 600 miles on I95 from MD to Hilton Head. MD drivers believe that the left lane is for traveling speed limit +5. Combine that with trucks in the right lane made for some interesting sections.

    Most of the time thru traffic was doing 80. Made it in 9:45 with an hour for lunch, gas(petrol), and rest stops.

    Northern Virginia was, obviously, still asleep at 8AM when we left.
    Miles per hour 140 miles per hour.

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    Bahrain: Roads are wide and pristine and there's almost never an issue with weather/visibility. Every stoplight is a drag race and if you have a car that is slow (I had a 4-cylinder Corolla with maybe 120 HP) you hated being in the front as everyone would ride your *** to within an inch. Other than that it was relatively fine.

    Philippines especially Manila: Triple lane changes, almost no usage of signals, right/left-hand turns from 2-3 lanes away, they think driving slowly makes it ok to not look before changing lanes or entering traffic, bus drivers think they're Mario effing Andretti, Jeepneys, trikes, scooters all think they're faster than you when they're not, they don't care how slow they're going they will not give way and even will try to block you even if they know they're going slower because they do not like to be 2nd, 3-lane intersections become 5 lanes on the regular, pedestrians be ****ed..., I can't enough how much I hate it. Funny thing is they will get uppity if you honk at them for driving like an idiot. They just think that if they want to go they can go and you need to accept it. Funny thing is as bad as it is in Manila they're probably not even Top 10 globally for the worst.

    Mumbai: Manila x5

    Bangkok: Used to be nearly as bad as Manila but the addition of a subway and a skytrain system has helped immensely from when I first visited in 1996. People still drive too fast in precarious places for my liking and they have their moments of changing lanes without looking, but it's improved.

    Vietnam: I think I read a stat somewhere that more people die on the roads in Vietnam per year than die from disease and it's the leading cause of death for those under the age of 30.

    Nigeria: New cars there have speed inhibitors because they're just fu**ing insane.

    Rome: I swear every car in Rome has dents/scratches and going the wrong way down a one-way was so very common.

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    No misadventure for this gal going to the airport- YAY!!!
    On the way home looking to the other side- 93S was a parking lot at least a mile before 128 all the way thru to the city and 128 was a parking lot in both directions. mile back up for the exit on the north side. What a difference 15 minutes makes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Rome: I swear every car in Rome has dents/scratches and going the wrong way down a one-way was so very common.
    Milan is the same way, save the extremely expensive cars. They were pristine.

    Tel Aviv: Again, every car is beat up. Watch out for scooters, they do NOT stop at stop signs or red lights and come out of nowhere. Doesn't matter how many times you look both ways. One will appear the moment you go into the intersection.

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    Rome: I swear every car in Rome has dents/scratches and going the wrong way down a one-way was so very common.
    In Italy, Rome in particular, people barrel down curved sidestreets 1.001 of their car's width.

    I don't think I've ever seen a car in Rome with side mirrors intact.

    This is Naples. A car would take this at 60 mph easily:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    In Italy, Rome in particular, people barrel down curved sidestreets 1.001 their car's width.

    I don't think I've ever seen a car in Rome with side mirrors intact.
    THat includes the highways. I've never seen actual NASCAR racing outside of a racetrack. What's Italian for "Rubbin' is racing"?
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    Driving on the highways in South Africa is an adventure...and boy can the detours take you on crazy routes

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    Driving on the highways in South Africa is an adventure...and boy can the detours take you on crazy routes
    Just keep your windows rolled up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Driving on the highways in South Africa is an adventure...and boy can the detours take you on crazy routes
    I thought the rule in Africa was "do not deviate from the planned route" because a detour is either (1) a kidnapping or (2) through a minefield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I thought the rule in Africa was "do not deviate from the planned route" because a detour is either (1) a kidnapping or (2) through a minefield.
    Nah this is South Africa not Central Africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
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