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Driving

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Driving a car gives a traveller more independence and flexibility than scheduled transportation, such as air travel, rail travel, or bus travel.

Driving is often the fastest mode of transportation at distances shorter than 100 kilometres, unless there are traffic jams, or if the roads are in bad condition. In countries with a fast modern high speed rail network, however, driving is usually slower than trains on main lines connecting big cities. Within cities urban rail often beats cars in terms of speed due to congestion. In sparsely populated areas public transport may be infrequent or non-existent, and in difficult terrain there may be no railway.

Most countries require you to have a valid licence before you will be allowed to drive, though whether or not this is actually enforced varies from country to country. Nevertheless, you are still strongly advised not to drive without a valid license, as you could be subject to fines and possible imprisonment if caught, and any insurance policies you may have purchased will not cover you in the event of an accident.

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