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6 hours, 490 miles, average speed: 84 [Jul. 7th, 2008|11:50 am]
Artur Bergman
From Poznan to Königstein outside of Frankfurt.

distance: 790 km, 490 miles

time: 5 hours, 50 minutes

time gps said it would take: 8 hours

average speed: 135 km/h 85 mph

top speed: 225 km/h 139 mph

car: volvo s40 2.0 diesel

The route

Note to Americans: learn how to drive (Autobahn is safer than the Interstate system), not a single time:

Did someone overtake me on the right side

Did someone enter my lane without indicating

Did someone hog the left lane

Only one person tailgated me
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-07 11:48 am (UTC)

autobahn

If you were being tailgated, you were traveling too slowly. :)
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-07-07 12:27 pm (UTC)

Re: autobahn

I have an excuse, it was in an intersection and I was changing to another highway!
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2008-07-07 02:02 pm (UTC)
American driver training is only partly to blame. The whole culture of the US Interstate system does nothing to dissuade people from assuming they have a right to use them in whatever crappy vehicle they happen to be driving. The fundamental design of the US Interstate system is also partly to blame. The routes were largely drawn from urban center to urban center. Everyone seems to assume that the Interstates were made to support urban sprawl. Various bypass routes were made (e.g., various I-405's and I-205's were made to bypass I-5 through congested urban centers). But they simply became magnets for more development and sprawl. And, of course, the drivers, they're just naturally stupid; they just sit in the left lane yacking on the phone.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-10 10:51 pm (UTC)

Autobahn

Please, grow up. Remeber Karl. /Mom and Dad
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