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It Is Illegal To Wear Seatbelts On This Road

This is Europe's longest ice road. It stretches 16 miles across the Baltic sea and connects mainland Estonia with the island of Hiiumaa. It is illegal to wear a seatbelt while driving the road because, if the ice gives way, you need to be out of your car so quickly that removing a seat belt could be a potentially lethal waste of time.

It is illegal to travel slower than 25 mph on the road beacuse tires create dangerous vibrations between 16 and 25 mph that could crack the ice,. Thus, it is recommended to drive at least 43 mph, however, the road is full of potholes and bumps, as well as laced with wide gashes in the ice bridged by rough-hewn lumber. Between the dips, potholes, bumps, gashes and shaky bridges, the road is fairly delicate. Cars over 2.5 metric tons are banned.

[Source: autoblog]