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Is the "Dutch reach" standard practice in the Netherlands?

The so-called Dutch reach is not required during lessons or exams according to Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen (the organisation responsible). And drivers won't be required to use the Dutch ...
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Does China have motorways with 50 lanes, or at least with 20?

The article refers to the northbound Zhuozhou Toll Gate at the G4 motorway just south of the Beijing city boundary. As you can see on the aerial photography from Google Maps, at this location, the G4 ...
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Is it illegal to drive with a dirty car in Belarus?

It is true, but in a very unspectacular way. The official traffic laws state: 10. The driver is prohibited to: ... 10.3 participate in road traffic on a vehicle covered with dirt (...
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Does China have motorways with 50 lanes, or at least with 20?

If you consider an overhead image of the area that was jammed: You can see that there is far more than 1 car per lane in the plaza. In fact I'm counting 50 cars across which may be where that number ...
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Is the "Dutch reach" standard practice in the Netherlands?

I am from the Netherlands and I specifically learned it during my driving lessons from my driving instructor. I thought it was a standard thing. I still consistently do it. In my town if you don't do ...
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Would lowering the speed limit in NYC by 5mph lower the number of pedestrian deaths by a factor of 2?

The two quotes say subtly different things. The second quote is much harder to examine, because talking about changes in speed limits without any information on compliance levels is useless. So I'll ...
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Does the establishment of a legal upper speed limit on highways lead to a reduction in traffic deaths and accidents?

Those are number from work done by the IIHS in the US, this is an interesting read about speed limits in general and not just safety: Fatalities also went up. Deaths on rural interstates increased 25-...
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How many pedestrians die a year in NYC from being hit by a car?

The numbers are, broadly speaking, consistent. The lower number of pedestrian deaths reported for 2013, were from Jan and Feb 2014: that's when you'd expect that number to be provisional, and to under-...
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Is having bike lanes safer than not having them?

Having taken a bicycle safety course, I can attest to part of the syllabus in which they explain why bicycle lanes are less safe than operating as another road user / vehicle operator. As a proponent ...
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