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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #421
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I am a new driver and have not really driven on my own that much yet due to insurance preniums but I could safely say that these guys have no care in the world... All these accidents are avoidable with some care and attention, maybe check the mirrors more and check give way more.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #422
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All these accidents are avoidable with some care and attention, maybe check the mirrors more and check give way more.
That's true, but unfortunately they dont pay attention
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Old October 9th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #423
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A problem is that very wide roads intersect at a normal junction. Since it's becomes so big, drivers have less overview and therefore cannot judge the situation as good as they usually do.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #424
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Weird that such an important thread has been left for almost two years now, but anyway...

I'd very much like to know, how did driving behaviour change in European post communist countries.

In general statistics show significant improvement, except for Romania, where number of accidents increased.

What interests me most is whether people respect the 50 km/h limit, but not in big cities, but smaller villages where the road is often wide and it's easy to exceed the speed limit.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #425
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It doesn't really surprise me all that much about Romania. The number of vehicles per capita was historically already pretty high in most of post-communist Europe, except for Romania and Bulgaria. Lithuania's number of vehicles per capita is much higher than the Netherlands for instance, while Romania lagged behind significantly, which is changing rapidly now.

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Old June 5th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #426
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Very impressive!
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Old June 9th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #427
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Interesting video showing traffic in one NY junction:

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Old June 11th, 2011, 09:30 AM   #428
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They need some police stationed there to hand out tickets to pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Traffic rules are there for a reason, to prevent accidents and ensure the proper flow of traffic of all sorts.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #429
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omg, don't come to europe if you can't handle a bit of bikers and pedestrains not following the 'rules', pedestrains and cyclists can do what they want overhere...There is no place for bikers on that crossing so I would do the same...
I don't get what's so wrong about it..
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Old June 11th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #430
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lol they are way more dumb than Parisiens.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #431
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Theres no such offence as "jaywalking" in the UK

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You should see Oxford Street in Central London, most of the time the buses and taxis and the private cars in the bits where they're allowed can't get through because of the continuous flow of pedestrians
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Old June 13th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #432
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Theres no such offence as "jaywalking" in the UK
Just because it's a law doesn't mean it's enforced anywhere in the country...
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Old June 15th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #433
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I understand that. But its not even a law in the UK. Not all laws are enforced. In Portugal you don't have to pay your taxes for example
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