runway23
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Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:06 pm

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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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:09 pm

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.

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runway23
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:11 pm

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.
 
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:12 pm

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

Before or after the thread content changed ?

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runway23
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:18 pm

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

Both you fool.
 
gkirk
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:32 pm

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

Agreed.
He got well  flamed  on a.net for his stupidness.
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runway23
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:36 pm

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.
 
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:42 pm

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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HAJFlyer
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:57 pm

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
 
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:30 am

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,

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HAJFlyer
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RE: Driving Habits In A Foreign Country

Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:37 am

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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