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Driving Habits In A Foreign Country  
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Rhaa,

How do your driving habits change whilst being in a different country.

A person I know drove 90kph on a farm road in the Netherlands last year honking at girls which he overtook. Since then that individual has acted in a very stuck up manner.

Another friend of mine often drives 160kph in his new adopted country, using only one finger to steer.

So how do you change your driving in a different country, do you just drive normally or become a total fool like those above.

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

Another friend of mine attempts to "drive" a BMW on the Geneva freeways by overtaking on the right and trying to start accidents by outracing fellow motorists.

IMO foolishness at Darwin Award level.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 1):
Another friend of mine attempts to "drive" a BMW on the Geneva freeways by overtaking on the right and trying to start accidents by outracing fellow motorists.

I think you'll find that incident well documented and that it took place in a different country than Switzerland. So perhaps that person's habits also change.


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 2):
I think you'll find that incident well documented

Before or after the thread content changed ?

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 3):
Before or after the thread content changed ?

Both you fool.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 1):
IMO foolishness at Darwin Award level.

Agreed.
He got well  flamed  on a.net for his stupidness.
Daft rhaaaaaaaaaaaat



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5):
Agreed.
He got well on a.net for his stupidness.
Daft rhaaaaaaaaaaaat

Fool at least I have been in a different country. Kirkie has yet to step out of the UK.

Anyways nothing will match those sheep.


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

I only drove in a different country on one occasion (crossing Spain to get to France in his car). I did notice that every time he handed me the wheel I tended to drive a bit faster than I usually do. Maybe that is just because the car wasn't mine I am not really used to long-distance car travel (driving, anyway).


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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

I usually adapt to the the driving habits of the country where I am although I like the relaxed US driving style better than the agressive style coupled with road rage you experience in Germany.

The most fun country to drive in has been Lebanon for me. Hey, no one follows any rules there, so why should you ?  Wink


User currently offlineFlyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 8):
The most fun country to drive in has been Lebanon for me. Hey, no one follows any rules there, so why should you ?

Try driving in Naples or south Italy in general...The rule is... KILL!

I loved driving in Ireland. Every once in a while a tractor would start trafficking on a major road thus reducing the average speed to 20 kph. Most efficient speed control I have ever seen!

Besides, I find driving on the left far more interesting than on the right. It somehow makes more sense!

Cheers,

Alex


User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 9):
Try driving in Naples or south Italy in general...

Yes, Naples is fun as long as you have small car. Trying to navigate its narrow roads in anything larger than a subcompact would probably be a pretty nerve-wracking experience.


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