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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #61
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I'd give our Belgian drivers a 3.

Most of them drive well, follow the rules, indicate when they're about to change lane, some even give priority to others when needed. Can't complain about how they react to the different weather conditions. Usually they adapt quite well. Speeding, well... 10km/h more than allowed isn't the end of the world...

Not changing lane when they should on motorways happens a lot though (and you'd expect them to realise they're wrong when trucks are slowly passing them on the right...). And there are quite a few drivers as well that think the road belongs to them and as such pull off crazy stunts (overtaking at the most dangerous places) for no reason at all which usually ends by "parking" their car in a ditch.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #62
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Can't complain about how they react to the different weather conditions. Usually they adapt quite well.
You mean something like putting fog lights on with a tiny bit of rain?
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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #63
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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #64
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Timon is also my name, and I think that Timoth12 is called Timothy or sth
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #65
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lol, awesome coincidence. i stop spamming now cheers dude
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #66
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I can't generalize about drivers in the USA, but here in South Florida, drivers are some of the worst I've seen on earth, so I give them a '1'.

Here are the problems:

- Many "hit and runs" (cowards who hit someone, then drive off)
- Tailgating (even at 70mph)
- Weaving in/out of lanes like crazy
- Talking on cellphones while driving on the expressway
- Exiting right at the last minute, cutting across 3+ lanes
- Excess speeding, showing off
- Many drivers don't have insurance, many don't even have a license
- Using the hard shoulder as an extra lane

...and more.

As for the police, they do nothing and most of them drive as recklessly as the locals.

Driving here is a real white knuckle ride....and guaranteed to turn you into a rageaholic.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #67
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Mexico I would say about a 2, people here like to drive fast and furious and yell shit at eachother.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:29 PM   #68
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Main problems in the UK are:

not checking mirrors on motorways, or being oblivious to the car behind.
not moving over on the motorway 'cruising'.
people who drive really slowly in built up areas.

In general its pretty ok. 4.

For the guy who listed Thailand and Malaysia - they deserve 1's the driving is crazy, overtaking on corners like they have to desire to live, driving way too fast, changing lanes any time etc etc. cambodia gets 0, they are truly insane.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #69
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Wow... I come to the conclusion that driving habits here in Romania are actually nice.
Inside cities about 80% of traffic would yield to pedestrians. Priority rules between vehicles are 99% respected. When someone tries to exit a parking spot or courtyard priority will be given in 50+% of the cases. Running red lights is becoming very rare (well cameras are being installed in more and more and more urban intersections). However honking or flashing the lights when the first car at the stop light fails to move when the light turns green is somewhat common. And so is illegal parking. This is by far the biggest problem in Romanian cities (at least in western ones). But paying for parking is really a concept that is very difficult to accept by Romanians. For many of us paying for parking on a public road inside a city seems as absurd as it would be paying to "park yourself" on a bench in a public park. But this is changing, especially with more and more towing away. Oh, and have you also noticed that drivers a bit more nervous now, with the economic crisis and stuff?

Outside settlements (we pretty much only have 2x1 roads) reckless overtakings rarely pose a threat, and I would say only 1 in 50 drivers "forget" to switch off their high beams when meeting someone else. Nevertheless, driving at night is far more dangerous than in the western EU thanks to pedestrians or horse-drawn wagons. Of course, this wouldn't be the case if one would drive at 50-60 km/h inside settlements, but I would say that the average speed is about 75 km/h.

All in all, things have gotten significantly better during the last 5 years or so, since a large proportion of the Romanians have gotten a chance to drive in the west, and have imported corteous driving habits from there.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #70
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Valencia, Venezuela: -1
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Old April 15th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #71
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why is it that bad?????
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #72
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For the Netherlands: 4

For Morocco: 1
  • Driving in the middle of a 2 lane road
  • Driving with 4 cars next to eachother on a 1 lane road
  • Pressing the horn as soon as the light goes green
  • No use of signal
  • Stopping behind the traffic light, so they cant see whether its green or red or whatsoever
  • Blocking roads because of parking on a lane (instead of parking lot)
  • Never use mirrors
  • Bus drivers acting like they drive ferrari's
  • Taxi drivers acting like they drive tanks
  • Overtaking on most silly spots.
  • Pedestrian Crossroads are ignored
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Old April 16th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #73
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For the Netherlands: 4

For morocco: 1
  • Pressing the horn as soon as the light goes green
  • No use of signal
  • Pedestrian Crossroads are ignored
Those things happen in Holland too...
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #74
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Sweden - maybe the best in the world?

Granted, Malm÷ drivers are probably the worst in Sweden, but on a European level they're still among the best.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #75
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US - 3 at least 30% of drivers should have their licenses stripped. too dumb to even drive.

Bulgaria - 2. road rage, what the hell are laws?!? pedestrian have no rights
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Old April 17th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #76
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why is it that bad?????
No respect for anything....for nothing!!!....here you must survive in the road...not "to conduce on the road"
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Old April 20th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #77
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In Chile i'd say 3/5. Red lights are really respected and almost nobody would miss a red light, no matter if there isn't a single car in the other road.

But i hate when idiots turn left when it isn't allowed. One single car causes a big traffic jam just because he/she felt like making a left turn in a big avenue where it isn't allowed.

And in other cases, there's a lane just for turning left with traffic light, and some idiot doesn't want to turn left so he makes everybody miss the left-turn green light.

and finally some chilean drivers seem to be over-sensitive, you have a problem with some other driver on the road and they curse and yell at you like if you had sex with their wife/husband.

There's many good things too, eg: you're in a busy street and you stopped at a stop sign and you must turn left, but there's so many cars in the opposite direction and there's cars with right of way too, but many times, the car in the opposite direction stops and lets you turn left even though he has right of way.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 01:26 AM   #78
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Kosovo generally about 3.. They stop for traffic lights, T junctions, they are usually within speed limit but they overtake too often and ignore zebra crossings. Road rage is easy to get into.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 06:51 PM   #79
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I have a question, though..
Do you mean whether the people are skilled personally at driving?

In Indonesia, I think the people are awfully GOOD at driving.. They speed, in the midst of the traffic jams.. I think it's amazing.. And to drive around the constant horns from other cars and the heat is unbearable to some, but Indonesian drivers can face that... So, I would give them 5/5

But in terms of the situation caused by the way they drive, it's 1/5.. Bad.. People ignore the rules - it's that simple. ALTHOUGH I should say that we ARE improving.. I haven't been to Indonesia for 3 years, so this is not the best perspective..

Oh, wait.. I think this perspective suits Jakarta and the larger cities in the country MORE than the rural areas.. In the rural areas, it's the complete opposite.....
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Old April 21st, 2009, 10:29 PM   #80
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Virginia: 5.

Drivers tend to be very courteous to pedestrians and often use signals, park properly, and obey most driving laws, etc etc etc.
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