christianbothe
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Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sat Sep 16, 2000 2:07 am

Hi all,
I wonder if anyone could tell me how a road would look like that is crossing the border between a country where cars are driving on the left side of the road and a country where cars are driving on the right side of the road?

  christian
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sat Sep 16, 2000 2:18 am

Wow...that's quite a stumper, man! I can't imagine what that type of crossing would look like...or how anyone could manage the logistics of such a thing. There would probably be LOTS of warning signs, to say the least. And probably some of those cloverleaf-type exchanges we have here in the US to change freeways. Other than that...it's tough to visualise, except in terms of accident, of which I could imagine there'd be quite a few. When I was in England and Scotland with my parents in 1984, it was difficult enough for my mum to become accustomed to driving a right-hand drive car, let alone the opposite way she was used to.
 
seven_fifty7
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sat Sep 16, 2000 2:20 am

That's easy. Just drive from Queens, NY into Manhattan, and you'll get just that.

         
 
Adam84
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sat Sep 16, 2000 2:21 am

All they have to do is make an X in the road, with one road going over the other.
 
mls515
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sat Sep 16, 2000 3:45 am

And hopefully a sign or signal .

Does anyone know where such a crossing exists? Maybe in some places in Africa? Can't think right now.
 
christianbothe
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sun Sep 17, 2000 2:12 am

Well, I know that in Sweden until about several decades ago cars were driving on the left side of the road, but I think they never did in Norway.
 
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sun Sep 17, 2000 7:58 am

Yep, an X shaped road would be the solution.
 
AC_A340
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RE: Please Help Me With A Hypothetical Traffic Problem

Sun Sep 17, 2000 11:32 am

This is one of the most thought provoking things I've seen here lately. I really wonder if such a place does exist. An X seems believable.:DD
 
Pilot1113
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I Think I Have The Answer...

Tue Sep 19, 2000 5:50 am

I believe that, even on country back roads, there's a custom's outpost. You have to stop here and present your passport before continuing on.

I that they'd have the "X" set up, referred to earlier, on the other side of the security detail. However, these "X"s would be made with orange cones.

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