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1 Mar ’13

Ever fancied driving over the sea? Head to Estonia where in winter lots of ice roads are the main ways of transport, linking lost islands in the Baltic to the continent. Driving over the ice roads means respecting an odd set of rules. Drive between 10 and 25 km/h or between 40 and 70 km/h. Do not wear a seatbelt, do not lock the doors of the car… When you go on, an ice road checker takes down your number plate and time of entry. So his colleague at the other side of the ice road knows if you are arriving safely or if there is a problem.
Most of the time, there is no problem and all cars drive safely over the very thick ice, which on sunny days might be covered with a layer of water… Just like walking on water. Or driving, actually.

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