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      06-04-2017, 10:05 AM   #1
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Advice about driving in Eastern Europe

I'm starting some initial planning for my ED later this year, and I'm considering a trip that includes Czech (Czech Republic/Czechia??!!) and Poland. I know some years back, there were some safety/theft concerns driving in that part of Europe, although I don't believe it's an issue today. But I was hoping that some of our European members or Americans who have driven there could chime in. I'm thinking about touring quite a bit of Czech but would probably go no further east in Poland than Wroclaw. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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First rule of driving in Eastern Europe. Don't do it.

I actually enjoy it. You're gonna need to be really really aggressive when you're driving. I'm not sure there's anywhere in the United States that simulates or even comes close to the way people drive there.

Good luck and don't get tangled with any of the locals or police.
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I took my F31 to Prague during ED back in Dec 2013 but did not do much driving other than getting there because we walked almost everywhere once in town. Major highways required vignette (toll sticker) and conditions were fine. The smaller roads were inferior in condition compared to what you might see in Austria or Germany, but not horrible like many California roads.
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I drove from Munich to Prague to Vienna on my first European Delivery (which was also my first time driving in Europe). I had no problems at all. As with any European city, you won't need your car once in the city. In Prague and Eastern Europe, make sure your hotel has secure (guarded) parking though as car theft is an issue.
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