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What is the difference between "freeway" and "highway"?

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" All freeways are highways but not every highway is a freeway. A freeway is a "controlled-access" highway that's designed exclusively for high-speed vehicular traffic. Traffic flow on a freeway is unhindered because there are no traffic signals, intersections or any at-grade crossings with other roads, railways, or pedestrian paths.

The main difference between freeways and multilane highways is that in the case of freeways, these roads are separated from the rest of the traffic and can only be accessed by ramps. These ramps (slip roads) allow for speed changes between the freeway and arterial thoroughfares and collector roads. Opposing directions of traffic on a freeway are physically separated by a central reservation (median), such as a strip of grass or boulders, or by a traffic barrier. Traffic across a freeway is carried by overpasses and underpasses.

Around the world, freeways are known by various terms like Autobahn (Germany), autopista (Spain), autostrada (Italy) and snelweg (The Netherlands). "
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http://www.diffen.com/difference/Freeway_vs_Highway

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Well then.....8)
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Hiya ynp!!! How's the forest??
Ha! you got Snelweg!! They're more like the Cali "Snailways" lol!! Too many people in Holland and more and more like American's driving their own Cars!
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Too tired to tell yet. :0(
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ooh ja, forgot just how long the drive is..
Hope the weather holds out for ya'll!
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We had quite a few Freeways in Oz, Yosey, but some of them were toll roads and people thought that freeway meant that access was free. Our government changed the name to Motorways.
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Yeah we had to pay a toll today to cross the bay (Oakland -- we could see the Golden Gate Bridge from this bridge). It was a really short bridge, but it was $5 to cross. If we had not gone this way,it would have added about 2 hours to our trip.
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Dodgy, quite pragmatic:-0). Makes a lot more sense to me also.
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I think the first freeways were supposed to be just that.....free. But as time went on, tolls were added but the name just stuck.
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yeah, nice view from the Oakland.. of the Golden anyway.
Weren't they actually all toll to make sure the whole system was paid for by actual users and not Tax payers? Seem to remember something about that just the other night... will have to look it up... got me wondering...lol!!
Get my comment to try on yahoo?:-).
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what is he beginning part?
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Great answer :) thanks. I understand now ;)
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TCG: You're welcome
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One is free because the other one got high! Lol that was good question.

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Wow XD lol
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Literally laughed out loud at this one!!
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freeways are a part of the interstate system,highways can be two lanes

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Freeways don't have tolls.....

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Right...cuz they're FREEEEE
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I think it all depends on the part of the country you are in. I grew up in FL and I don't remember anyone using the word freeway except on TV shows.

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I live in CA and we here both.. Lol
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lol Drivers Ed chapter... 9?

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