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

Driving is often the fastest mode of transport at short and moderate distances, 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.

Driving tips in general

Driving by country or region

See also

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