• Mr Moncenision made it to Nordkapp as planned then got into some trouble with the Finnish police. More later in our review of the week.

    Review of the Week

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  • Holding picture: Fiat 500L in Rome, April 2010. Photo @DriveEurope.

    Saturday

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  • Loving the Dutch name for snowplough/gritter truck: Strooiwagen. According to national road directorate Rijswaterstraat, trucks dumped a barely believable 5.6 million kilograms (5,600 tonnes)of salt on the roads this afternoon in 673 trips driving more than 30,000km.

    Snowmaggedon On Tour – Strooiwagens Hit The Roads

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    Stena Line Coy On Stellar Reliability Record – New A150 Le Havre-Rouen

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  • Skjarvelandet along the Havoysund Road in Finnmark, right at the top of Norway, has been named the country’s Most Beautiful Road 2014. Also known as Route 889, Skjarvelandet traces the coastline on the way up to the island of Havoya, almost on a par with – and not far away from - Nordkapp, Norway’s most northerly point. Originally a summer route, opened in 1988, Skjarvelandet was redeveloped in 2013 as a year round road. The challenge was to protect it from landslides. The solution was to build out into the bay on 300,000 cubic meters of rubble to create a sculptural form and a great driving experience.

    The Battle of the Autoroutes – Norway’s Most Beautiful

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  • #BigStig outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on the way to Poland.

    France Road Safety ‘Crisis’ – Big Stig in Amsterdam

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    EU Has Another Go At Road Tolls – XE London-Berlin

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  • The Monte Carlo Rally kicked off last night with two stages between Monaco and Gap. More on the route later. Photo @FIA

    Hauliers Unhappy About New German Minimum Wage Rules – Monte Carlo Rally

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  • In a first for a ferry company, DFDS is trialling a ‘stabilized bed’ on its Copenhagen-Oslo route onboard Crown Seaways. It works by sensing the roll of the ship in high seas then compensating with electric motors to keep the bed flat. First developed for the offshore industry the technology has since been used in hospital ships and high end yachts. See stable.no for more. Photo Frederik Reis/DFDS Seaways.

    ‘Stabilized Bed’

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  • Sweden: final stretch of 2+1 on the E4 Stockholm-Malmo motorway to be widened. More later.

    Norwegian Seaways Launching March 2016 – Sweden 2+1

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