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Old 3rd September 2013, 17:27   #31
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With this kind of technology, seems like the driver will soon be reduced to the status of glorified passenger in the front seat ...
We are slowly but surely moving to a era where there will be driver less cars anyways
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Nice write-up Tamoghno. Reminds me of the 85 mph road in the US between San Antonio and Austin known as Pickle Parkway. Was driving there last November in a Chrysler 300.
Is it just me or did someone use a black marker to make the "3" into a "8" on the speed limit sign? :-)
The road looks like a 2-lane country road, surely not an 85-er, more appropriately a 35 mph road.
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Is it just me or did someone use a black marker to make the "3" into a "8" on the speed limit sign? :-)
The road looks like a 2-lane country road, surely not an 85-er, more appropriately a 35 mph road.
This is the road I took when I was driving from san antonio to austin in Texas. It is open country so yes...the road is a country road. Didn't find any reason why I would boast about the speed but maybe its common place for you to do so.
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Yes, you are right.

One more thing worth mentioning, I have noticed, the commuters here in Germany follow lane discipline very well. A lot of accidents in Autobahn are avoided due to this reason. I have not driven in other parts of Europe so I don't know how it is elsewhere.

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Very similar in the rest of Europe. Germans have the reputation of being very disciplined in everything they do, but lane discipline is a given in Europe. You will never see 6 cars abreast on a three lane road, like we see here in India.

But then, driving in India is very different from driving in Europe all together, lane discipline is just one of those differences.

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Very similar in the rest of Europe. Germans have the reputation of being very disciplined in everything they do, but lane discipline is a given in Europe. You will never see 6 cars abreast on a three lane road, like we see here in India.
Yeah true in most parts of Europe I'm told. My friends who were in Italy last month told me, Italy reminded them of driving in India, well pretty much.

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Yeah true in most parts of Europe I'm told. My friends who were in Italy last month told me, Italy reminded them of driving in India, well pretty much.

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Well, maybe a little bit like India in the big cities! But trust me, India traffic is pretty unique!
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