silverfox
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Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:51 am

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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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:01 am

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???

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WellHung
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:17 am

Since Standard Oil didn't have anything, I suggest you check with Carnegie Steel.
 
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:18 am

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

They carry Atlases for about 5 bucks.
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:39 am

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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L-188
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:52 am

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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silverfox
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:27 pm

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.

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L-188
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:31 pm

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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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:32 pm

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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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:55 am

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.

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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:57 am

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
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RE: Driving Maps For Various States

Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:04 pm

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




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