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User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 742 times:

I have tried The Standard Oil site ,and others, to see if they have an address where i can buy maps for my holiday in Oct.
Can seem to find any links.
Does anybody have any info as to where i can purchase them and get them sent across.
Also any good publications about driving etiquette and does this vary from State to State, i am arriving in Washington and going to Niagars and then Detroit.
And i know i asked this some time ago but what is the cost of gas

Any assistance welcomed

Thanks

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Gas in the states is getting more and more expensive but still very cheap to what you fellas across the pond are used to...pushing $2 a gallon or so...

Just a question, when you say your driving from Niagara to Detroit, will you be driving through Canada along the north side of Lake Erie or taking the longer route down through Cleveland and the south side of Lake Erie in the US???

As for maps, have you checked your local big-chain bookstore? Here in the US, the big chain bookstores such as Borders and Barnes & Noble have fairly extensive foreign road map sections, and perhaps over in the UK your local big bookstore would have the same???

Greg



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 732 times:

Since Standard Oil didn't have anything, I suggest you check with Carnegie Steel.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 730 times:

Shoot, too bad you don't have access to a Wal-Mart.

They carry Atlases for about 5 bucks.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 727 times:

Rand McNally has a good website, don't know if they sell/ship to the UK. But they have maps for everything.

As for driving ettiquette, don't worry. There are a few laws that vary from state to state, like the legality of u-turns, but nothing to worry about. Basically drive defensively and be alert and you'll be doing better than 80% of the people out there.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Hell, we don't even follow our own driving laws here.

If you can handle anywhere on the continent, you can handle the us.

Just make sure you know our road signs.



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User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 699 times:

WE are going to take the back roads through PA, primarliy going to Strasburg, Elm,Scranton, Emporium, up to Buffalo.
I think? that the Canada route to Detroit will be a bit quicker than going round the south of the lake.
2 dollars a gallon?????? thats still a third cheaper than here,although our gallon is bigger than yours.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 695 times:

You may not have access to wal-mart, but don't you have ASDA over there? They are owned by Wal-Mart. They should have a map, just go there and look in the book section.

Driving etiquette, hmmm. If you have to ask, it's best to take the bus.  Smile

Stay on the right side (duh) and avoid the semi's, they drive their rigs like sports cars, and when somebody cuts you off and then waves at you thinking that you just let them in, a simple obscene gesture with the middle finger will suffice Big grin

have fun in the states.

DLKAPA


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 693 times:

If all you need is some pretty general information.

Yahoo has a map service on their homepage.

It is not much but it is free.

I think MS has the same thing on theirs.



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User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 693 times:

I would also suggest checking out sites such as MapsOnUs or Mapquest which allow creation of routing maps...may not give the ideal, but handy to have ideas of distance between turns...


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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 681 times:

As you cross state borders on the interstates, there are usually rest stop/ welcome centers. They have free state maps that are just as good as anything else you'll pay for. As for etiquette, haha, people around here drive like assholes or act like they've never driven a car before. There are lots of state troopers on the highways, they usually won't mess with you unless your going 75+. The ohio turnpike might be faster to get to DTW from BUF. You avoid the border(hope that Georgey doesn't deside to close the border down at Windsor), once you get to interstate 75 you're only roughly an hour outside of DTW. Enjoy your trip however you get from point A to point B.

peace


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 680 times:

WE are going to take the back roads through PA, primarliy going to Strasburg, Elm,Scranton, Emporium, up to Buffalo.

Good luck getting through Buffalo without puking.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 678 times:

Buff will seem nice compared to detoilet.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




peace


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