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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Autobahn- ever been?

I've allways wanted to drive (ride) on the autobahn.

Contrary to belief there are restrictions on speed on many parts of the motorway due to terrain and construction, but many parts have a certain sign that lifts all restrictions.

Anybody ever been on it? i'd love to cruise around at 150 and not have to worry about cops nabbin my ass with a helicopter... only worries at that speed are whats in front of you.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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Yes, I have been on this nutty thing more than once. It is an experiance. That is where I went 191MPH on my bike (never again). I have been on that thing in everything from vans, to bikes, to sports cars, to tour buses...if most of it didnt have a speed limit on it. The recommended speed going on it is in Germany (where i've been on it) 130 km/h ( 80mph) and the Swiss autobahns have general speed limits of 130 km/h and 120 km/h (75 mph).
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yea baby! 190 isnt something i'll reach till i get to the track and 400 more cc.
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yea baby! 190 isnt something i'll reach till i get to the track and 400 more cc.
It was a great day out..I was with my uncle and my friend on a Ducati that my Uncle USED to own (until he crashed it out going around 120mph)..but that thing could open up! It was one experiance I will NEVER forget in life..kinda wanna do it again even though I keep saying NO WAY.
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From what I hear, MOST people over there know how to drive and will stay in the right lane unless they're passing. They'll also move over when you come up behind them and flash your lights. However, I also heard that they have a graduated licensing system, but not sure how much of that stuff is fact.
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From what I hear, MOST people over there know how to drive and will stay in the right lane unless they're passing. They'll also move over when you come up behind them and flash your lights. However, I also heard that they have a graduated licensing system, but not sure how much of that stuff is fact.
I got to drive on it a little. Not much and not far, because my Driver's Ed teacher didn't like us. Mostly my class drove on snarly little streets in town that were a mess of houses hanging over corners, and one way streets.

Most people are decent drivers over there, mainly because their license is a bitch to get. Kind of like taking Driver's Ed, and an MSF course for cars, only more expensive and longer. I'm fairly sure their motorcycle license is graduated, but auto isn't.

I saw a lot more mopeds than motorcycles. High School kids on mopeds, and grannies on bicycles were the biggest threats to pedestrians.
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Ive lived there for 3 years so i had my fun. Germans definitely know how to drive. They spend close to 2000 euros for their license and go to driving school from anywhere from 3 to 6 month depending of how fast the pick up the skills

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Been on it once, when my unit went over there. The germans we were working with took us out to the club one night, and we went on it to get there. Not sure how fast we were going, as I was just a passanger, but we were haulin!

They mentioned the fact that most of the time, when there is an accident, the coroner showes up before the ambulance.

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To get my German licence (since I had it before my american one obviously) it is not a cake-walk like it is over here. This one here (in my oppinion, most German kids could pass when they are about 12 it was so easy..at least to me).

Here is what you need to get a German Licence

Have to be 18 or above

You learn that you can pay fines RITE on the spot of the offence if it is 50 Euro or less. You have one week to pay up on the ticket or else your car will be IMPOUNDED then and there

When passing a school zone, you get taught to remove your foot from the gas pedal

Drinking and Driving is a LOT more strict: B/A level is .03 (in the USA the legal limit is 0.10) will also make him a new mass-transit customer. The loss of the driver's license is guaranteed!

Getting a licence (at least when I got mine..) the cost was 770 Euro (american dollar..$930ish..yes hundred!)

yes, most drivers in Germany treat their licences like GOLD, I know I did. The drivers over there are really decent for the most part,,just look out for tourist having fun.

There is a lot more I could tell ya, but I thought these points of intrests may intrests some of ya.
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