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Autobahn

unique. When we left the village center I started to see more land with big trees and fewer houses, or any buildings. Everything was divided up into neat square plots, and several acres large. After several hours later we approached Autobahn. Once we were on autobahn I couldn’t believe how fast everyone was going, there was no speed limit whatsoever. On that road everyone was going at exceeded speeds. Just for few seconds I wondered how many accidents they have every day. After all I was so tired...

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Transportation Networks

began crisscrossing counties. In 1932, Germany developed the first modern highway structure that we know today, with multiple lanes, divided roads, overpasses, and restricted access and exits. This was the fore bearer of today’s modern Interstate or Autobahn system. In 1956, under the supervision of President Eisenhower the United States began constructing the expansion Interstate Highway system. This arrangement was to serve the economy as well as military use. It would provide extensive ease of troop...

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Autobahn and Speed

Speed limits on all roads are very important. The reason for speed limits are so important vary depending on the location of the road. Safety is a reason that matters regardless of where the road is located. When you are driving in a residential zone you need to pay attention to kids playing and people walking in the area. For this reason it is important to follow a slower speed limit. Following a slower speed limit will allow you to react faster. The slower you are driving the less time it will...

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Speeding: Autobahn and Health Care Costs

The Dangers of Speeding Speeding or going too fast for the road conditions, is a major factor in teen crash fatalities. Speeding increases the stopping distance required to avoid a collision even as it reduces the amount of time a driver needs to avoid a collision, called the 3-second rule. It also increases the likelihood that the crash will result in injury. Teens driving 40 mph in a 30 mph zone may think they’re only going 10 mph over the posted speed limit. But that small increase in speed translates...

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Speeding: Autobahn and Pretty Good Driver

Waking up late in the morning, hustling out of bed and rushing to get ready is never fun because all the time you're getting ready you're concerned about being late for school or work or whatever place you have to be at. While you're rushing to get ready you rush to get to your destination which means you speed down the street in your car. You don't think much of it. You've sped before and everything was fine. Hey, you even think you're a pretty good driver. But all it takes is one over correction...

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My Ideal Vacation

I can dance as the Germans do. Next I would take a trip up to mountains and visit the yodelers, buy an outfit and yodel. The last thing I would do before I left would be to drive a car on the opposite side of the road, with no speed limit on the autobahn. The diets of the Germans consist of many strange things such as meat pies, bratwursts, pretzels, and sauerkraut. Many of these foods would be a joy to make. None of these sound good, but I would be willing to try them. Germans do have interesting...

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Quality of life

an airport, large shipping port, or main railway station. Even road traffic would collapse in any sizeable town if the computer controlling the traffic lights broke down. There are an increasing number of traffic control systems on the German autobahn and in towns which regulate speed limits in relation to weather conditions and the volume of traffic using IT systems. There are also IT systems to regulate tolls for road usage now working, after much controversy around their initial failure to...

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Extended Essay: History Extended Essay : the Federal Highway Act of 1956

Then, in June of 1956, renowned former president Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid-Highway Act of 1956 into law (The Interstate Highway System). When Eisenhower was a young lieutenant in the US Army during World War II, he saw how the Autobahns in Germany were efficient at moving soldiers and supplies from one place to another (Cox and Love). This act significantly contributed to the economic prosperity of the United States. The success of a certain region is dependent upon its access...

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Descriptive Eassy on Visit for Trip

Fear On The Autobahn With definitions of difficult words One often experiences strange incidents in life. Such incidents remain etched in the memory lane. Scary or cheerful, my first trip on the Lyari expressway can never be forgotten. Why not, for it is recorded in detail in my personal diary. Before the arrival of my cousins from USA, I believed myself to be a sort of an extremely brave wunderkind. It all changed after that. Even my grandiloquence did not stop them from frightening me with hair-raising...

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Hitler's Economic Miracle

Another clever “job creator” was the autobahn project. Just a few days after the Nazi takeover, Hitler was very enthusiastic about making this autobahn construction project work properly. He appointed Fritz Todt to lead the project. By 1936, more than 130’000 workers were employed directly on the construction site and other 270’000 in factories, supplying chains, constructions equipment, steel, concrete etc.… Full employment was almost reached by 1936. The autobahn weren’t primarily intended as an infrastructure...

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