Highways

A highway is, in its most simple terms, any public road. Every country has its own national highway system.

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Highways

What are subspace highways?

Its a form of rapid transit.

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Arches National Park

What highway should you take from the tallest manufactured arch to the natural arches in Arches National Park?

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The Difference Between
Highways

What is the difference between a Highway Freeway and an Interstate?

AnswerHighway is a term commonly used is to designate major roads intended for travel by the public between important destinations, such as cities. The term highway can also be varied country-to-country, and can be referred to a road, freeway, superhighway, autoroute, autobahn, parkway, expressway, byway, or motorway.

A freeway, also known as a highway, superhighway, autoroute, autobahn, expressway, or motorway, depending on the country of discussion, is a type of road designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections. This is accomplished by preventing access to and from adjacent properties and eliminating all cross traffic through the use of grade separations and interchanges; railroad crossings are also removed. Such highways are usually divided with at least two lanes in each direction. Because traffic never crosses at-grade, there are generally no traffic lights or stop signs.

Interstate Highway System, is a network of highways (also called expressways) in the United States. The system serves nearly all major U.S. cities. Unlike counterparts in most other industrialized countries, many Interstates pass through downtown areas. This has helped to facilitate the emergence of automobile-oriented postwar suburban development patterns, a phenomenon also known as urban sprawl.

The system is prominent in American daily life. The distribution of virtually all goods and services involves Interstate Highways at some point. Residents of American cities commonly use urban Interstates to travel to their places of work. The vast majority of long-distance travel, whether for vacation or business, uses the national road network; of these trips, about one-third (by the total number of miles driven in the country in 2003) utilize the Interstate system.

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Rules of the Road
Highways

What is the difference between solid white lines on the highway and solid yellow lines?

They mean the same thing - do not cross the line.

The yellow divides opposing lanes of travel, the white seperates lanes of traffic moving in the same direction.

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What is the greatest width ordinarily allowed by state law for a vehicle on the highway?

102 inches in width

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Poetry
Famous People
Robin Hood
Highways

What is a highway man?

A Thief or robber of persons travelling the roads by any form of transport. They often are credited with stealing only from the rich, and are also identified with the command: Stand and Deliver, meaning give us the goodies or die.

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Highways

Why did the trans-amazonian highway failed?

The Trans-Amazonian Highway failed for a number of reasons. During the late 1970's, Brazil entered a financial crisis. Due to the high construction cost of the highway, the project was halted because of the lack of funds. Much of the highway remains a primitive dirt road. The highway has also encountered much opposition from environmentalists. The highway cuts through the center of the Amazon rain forest opening up large areas to commercial logging.

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Safe Driving Techniques
Highways

What is the Average distance between cars on highway?

Safe distance is 2 seconds, or 4 car lengths. More if snow is on the ground or its raining.

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History of the United States
US Presidents
Highways

What was the interstate highway act?

It was the 1956 Eissenhower administration legislation properly called the Federal-Aid Highway Act which authorized the construction of 40,000 miles of interstate highways in the US.

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Ford F-250
Rules of the Road
Mumbai
The Difference Between
Highways

What is the difference between a federally funded highway and a non-federally funded highway?

The difference is who paid for it. There are federal highways and state highways and county roads. There are some different requirements, but they construction is the same.

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What is the difference between highway freeway and arterial highway?

Freeways and arterials are types of highways. A freeway is designed to carry heavy traffic volumes for a long distance. It is designed to provide for mobility with high speed and a very limited (or no) access. Only interchanges are used for road crossings along the freeway. An arterial is designed to carry smaller volumes for shorter distances. It is designed to provide for both mobility and access. Both intersections and interchanges are used for road crossings.

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Airports
The Difference Between
Highways

What is the difference between highway pavement and airport pavement?

1.highway pvmnt (h.p) is 5-7 m width...airport pvmnt(a.p) is 45-150 m width.

2.h.p is crowned at the centre and elevated at the edges in case of super elevation...a.p is always crowned

3.in h.p , load of taffic 8170 kg/cm2 ....in a.p 10-20000 tonnes

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Road Distance
Dallas
Wichita
Highways

How many highway miles between Wichita KS and Dallas TX?

A search on Google Maps says 363 mi.

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Jobs
Police and Law Enforcement
The Difference Between
Highways

What is the difference between a state highway patrol and a state police agency?

I would assume that the Highway Patrol is just that...a highway patrol. State police actually respond to calls within unincorporated areas. ==New Answer Headline== The previous answer is in fact correct, however I would like to expand on it a little, in relation to the duties of a highway patrol, and of a state police. First, a highway patrol is often a part of a larger agency called the Department of Public Saftey, or DPS. Within this agency, their are investigative and administrative units that assist the local police and county sheriff's office. In addition, while the PRIMARY duty of a highway patrol is to patrol the highways, they often have collateral duties. For example, the California Highway Patrol investigates accidents for some sheriff's, has officers assigned to the Anti-Terrorism group, have officers that patrol high-violence areas to provide assistance to local officers, and with the merger of the California Highway Patrol and California State Police, now provide security for state government buildings and officials. As another example, the Florida Highway Patrol has a SWAT team to assist local departments, and investigate vehicle title fraud.

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Fuel and Engines
Fuel and Fuel Intake
The Difference Between
Highways

What is the difference between marine diesel and highway vehicle diesel?

It depends. Legally, marine diesel is considered an off-road diesel. This means two things: it is permitted to have a higher sulfur content (although in practice, high-sulfur diesel is becoming less common, so chemically it may be the same); and secondly, marine diesel must contain red dye. The reason for this is you do not have to pay road-use tax on off road or marine diesel. It is illegal to run off-road diesel in a vehicle on the highway. If you were suspected of doing this, your fuel filter would provide tell-tale evidence because it filters out the dye.

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Highways
Gibraltar

Where is the rock of Gibraltar located?

Gibraltar is at the southern tip of Spain, about 8 miles from North Africa. It is separated from Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar.

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What is the name of the highway named after a president that goes coast to coast called?

The Lincoln Highway is one possible answer, but the practice of naming highways has been discouraged in favor of numbering them.

The Lincoln Highway was begun in about 1912-1913 as the first hard-surface road to lead from coast to coast (New York City to San Francisco) and was about 3300 miles long, but had numerous realignments over the years.

Except for Route 1 in NY/NJ, the eastern 2/3 of the Lincoln Highway route are part, more or less, of the present US 30. In the western states, the route is now part of US 530, 40, 50 and then 40, again, into San Francisco.

The newer Interstate 80 also runs along the same general route, but less so than US routes named above.

The US Routes were numbered in multiples of ten, from U.S. 10 across the north to U.S. 90 across the south. To avoid confusion when the similarly numbered Interstate highways were built, the numbers were reversed (ie: Interstate 10 is in the south).

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Road Distance
Reno
Portland Oregon
Highways

How many highway miles between Portland OR and Reno NV?

It is 578.22 miles according to MapQuest.

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The Grapes of Wrath
Highways

In The Grapes of Wrath on which highway do the joads travel?

I'm pretty sure it's Route 66

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Cars & Vehicles
Rules of the Road
Drifting
Highways

Is 80 kmhr a safe highway speed?

Yes ... in that is about 55 MPH in the US Keep in mind that any speed, even 5 MPH can be dangerous and kill people just as easily as when going 75 MPH. There is no really 'safe' highway speed - the general rule is 'reasonable and proper'. There are times when the posted limit is just too fast!!

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Distances and Travel Times
Road Distance
Highways

What is the length of the longest highway in the world?

The Pan-American Highway is a network of roads measuring about 47,958 kilometers (29,800 miles) in total length.

According to Guinness World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world's longest "motorable road". However, because of the Darién Gap, it is not possible to cross between South America and Central America by traditional motor vehicle.

The Trans Canada highway, it's 7821 km or 4860 miles long.

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A roadway is considred a divided highway if the lanes moving traffic in opposite directions are separated by?

A roadway is considered a divided highway if the lanes moving traffic in opposite directions separated by a

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Police and Law Enforcement
Helicopters
The Difference Between
Highways

What is the difference between a highway patrol helicopter and a police helicopter?

Difference in HelicoptersA highway patrol is a statewide department while a police department is generally a local or city police department. Police helicopters are generally going to patrol within there city limits (although many provide mutual aid to neighboring cities who do not have a helicopter), while highway patrol helicopters are going to patrol a much larger area, both within incorporated cities (freeways) and in unincorporated areas.

Some state highway patrol departments fall under the "Department of Public Safety" such as in Arizona or Texas. Their state helicopters therefore are referred to as an "Arizona DPS Helicopter" or a "Texas DPS Helicopter." In states such as Maryland the state patrol helicopter falls under the State Police, and is referred to as the "Maryland State Police Helicopter."

The roles of both highway patrol helicopters and police helicopters can vary widely. Also remember that most state highway patrol agencies also own and use fixed wing aircraft which are often more suitable for traffic enforcement. Fixed wing aircraft can generally stay in the air longer, and are a more stable platform for traffic enforcement.

Thus, a state highway patrol helicopter is for the most part going to carry out the same function as a police, or a sheriff's department helicopter. In the State of California for example, a California Highway Patrol helicopter will assist other agencies with routine law enforcement calls such as stolen vehicles, vehicle pursuits, foot pursuits, burglaries, armed suspicious persons, etc. Many California Highway Patrol helicopters are also equipped to carry out rescues, and have been involved in many rescues of lost or injured hikers, etc.

In many rural areas, both in California and throughout the country, very often the state police, or highway patrol is the only law enforcement helicopter in the region.

Regarding equipment, most modern helicopters whether they are local police or highway patrol are going to be outfitted with similar technologies. Generally this includes a suite of police radios for talking with various police and fire agencies, a spot light, P.A. system, and a heat sensing camera (FLIR). Most law enforcement helicopters are jet helicopters or more accurately jet turbine helicopters. There are a few smaller police agencies that use piston powered helicopters such as the R-44 or the Schweizer 300. You can learn more about police helicopters at www.policehelicopterpilot.com

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Cars & Vehicles
Highways

What is Georgia's longest highway?

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New Delhi
Highways

Which Among National Highway 7 and National Highway 2 is the longest highway in India?

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