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Old December 13th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #21
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In the USA, the grade would depend on geography. In Oregon, I would give them 4 while in California - 3. Washington state is about 3.5. In Ukraine, I would give drivers 2, and in Russia - 1.5 (I lived and drove in both). While in the USA drivers are too relaxed (hogging left lane, not thinking about others on the road), in Ukraine and Russia driver always seem to be in a hurry with tailgating, illegal overtaking, speeding, etc.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #22
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heres a numero uno driver
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Old December 13th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #23
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Very dangerous driving.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #24
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THe question is ambiguous.
If you mean do they follow the rules appropriately then Indians recieve 1.5
If you mean how good they are in terms of the actual physical driving, then I'd give Indians 4.5
Don't believe me, watch this vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrEQaG5jPM
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Old December 14th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #25
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Old December 14th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #26
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Very dangerous driving.
Look at how many people are using left/overtaking lane for no reason.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #27
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Old December 14th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #28
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Looks like Eastern European drivers aren't that good, but at least you guys have alternatives to getting around you city.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #29
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Malaysia - 4 for drivers, 3 for taxi
UAE - 4 for drivers, 4 for taxis
Thailand - 3 for drivers, 4 for taxis
Japan - 5 for drivers, 3 for taxi
Oman - 4 for drivers, 4 for taxis
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Old December 14th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #30
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I read bad things about Greek drivers.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #31
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I see I've been to Crete, five years ago. I don't really remember how the drivers were, but I do remember that Heraklion was a big mess.

By the way, is Thailand the only country where taxi drivers drive better then normal drivers?
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Well, 1657 deaths in 2006.

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Old December 14th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #33
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That accident could happen anywhere.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #34
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That accident could happen anywhere.
Of course, but it says much more...Despite that she violated the traffic light, the guy with the motorcycle didn't even have a crash helmet.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #35
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Looks like Eastern European drivers aren't that good, but at least you guys have alternatives to getting around you city.
I very much doubt drivers in say Moscow are so bad that you'd have to use PT not to get killed or injured on the road. It's not that bad, or else Moscow would vanish in a few days.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #36
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Some examples of how Estonians drive:


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Old December 14th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #37
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It depends a bit on what you evaluate Norwegian drivers. Since motorway experience is limited, I'd rate it 3.5, possibly 4. Highways and urban driving, somewhat better. 4-4.5.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #38
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The US varies way too much to give a broadbase grade.
In Boston, the grade is again different based on following rules versus skilled driving
Following rules/avoiding aggressive driving and road rage: 2/10
Being skilled: 6/10
I have twice seen an out of state driver freak out when they see a rotary for the first time and miss the whole "bear right" part, driving directly into the forested area inside the rotary.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #39
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Safety-wise: I'd say about 4 - 5, outside of the biggest cities.
Traffic-wise: 2, since people don't seem to care a sh*t about other roadusers who want to drive faster, while the speed limit is already very low...
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Old December 14th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #40
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As for Spain, it depends on the area and especially the age. According to my experience, I'd say:

Madrid area: 2/5. Too many left lane hoggers on motorways, tailgating is also practiced by stupid guys with tuned cars Inside the city, motorbikes usually drive between two rows of cars when stopping at a traffic light. Still, traffic is not that bad for its size.

Mediterranean area: 2.5/5. People tend to drive better than in Madrid on motorways, but sometimes you see insane incorporations and overtaking manoeuvres on normal roads. Sometimes you find a very dense traffic, as it's a touristic area. In some Andalusian cities you still can see people driving mopeds with no helmet.

Center and North-West: 3.5/5. People seem to be more calm here.
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