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Old 02-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #31
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Oh sorry I edited my post because on reflection I'm not sure if really saw a driver eating cereal. I think it may have been a passenger but I still thought it was weird and it stuck in my mind. It was years ago.
I'm 100% sure that someone somewhere has done it sometime!
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A guy I know thinks that his escort needs to be revving above 4000 rpm in order to drive anywhere. Including parking lot speeds. He wonders why his clutch wears out so often
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Come to Massachusetts. Statistically,the drivers here are the 3rd worst drivers in the country,after Florida(Miami and Orlando) and New York(New York in City). Ask the folks here what is the "Boston Driver"!!!
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I'm sorry but I got you guys beat...I live in Korea and before that Kosovo first off let's start with Kosovo.

Kosovo is a bat shit crazy awesome country with a police force that is tied up with real issues, such as tribal killings, Muslim and Christian warfare, and Serbian terrorists plus Mafia smuggling Heroin from Afgainstain into Europe through their country. Also their neighbors hate them.

What does this mean? Well it means cops don't give out traffic tickets. Also the avg cop makes $250 Full time salary in Kosovo. No $250 is not enough money (sometimes they don't get paid)

So cops don't issue traffic tickets, did I mention the part where they are dirt poor? Well they also don't have driver's licease system that is enforced either. Did I mention that when my buddy bought a car there he got his licease at a art shop? No he didn't get the numbers from DMV he went to a Art Shop and paid them $5 to make him a licease plate with whatever numbers he wanted. No he didn't register the car. His insurance document? What insurance it's still classified as a war zone and insurance companies refuse to issue vehicles.

So here are my stories from Kosovo

1. Driving from lunch one day I see to Semi trucks and a mini we are on a two lane highway One semi truck was going north the other south and the mini driver was going north behind the first truck. Well this mini drive decided that he didn't care about his life anymore and tried to pass the Semi truck as another one was approaching. The south bound semi truck scrapped the minor off the mini and nearly went off the road. The mini kept driving.
2. It was winter, it was cold and icy we had just gotten about a foot of snow. I'm outside having a beer and a snow fight when I see a car going blazing fast down A ICE HIGHWAY. Completely and utterly insane. The driver crashed his car about 1.5 KM down the road I saw the wreckage on my way home.
3. Everyone must assume that stop lights are decoration. Cause it's obvious no one follows them
4. One day my driver is driving me (don't think I was rich I paid this guy $300 a month plus gas money and he was personal driver) on an icy road we are approaching a sharp turn he begins turning about 25 meters before the turn starts and we slide sideways for a good bit. I'm shitting my pants look at him and he says "don't worry" we slide for about 20-25 meters then our car caught traction and off we went.
5. My business mgr had a death wish apparently cause he'd play chicken, No i'm not joking I drove home with him once and on two lane road he went into on coming traffic I'm yelling at him to stop being an idiot and he goes "Clam down!" he won the game...However last year I heard he lost, well actually both drivers lost. He's still alive though.
6. Safety inspection? What it's wrong to weld two different cars together? What's wrong with that? Wind sheild? Who needs a windsheild? Lights, who needs lights? (keep in mind VERY FEW traffic lights)? Leaky gas tank? That's why I don't fill it up all the way and keep a spare can in the back. "What happened to my seat belts? I cut them up and use them as a belt my wife liked the color" "Airbags? Nope used them last year"

My buddies say I had balls because I owned a motorcycle in Kosovo and rode it too! O yea the roads where so poorly paved in some parts they where slick as ice. In the middle of summer.

Now onto Korea

1. Right away is determined by whose car is most expensive
2. Regardless of the circumstances of the accident your at fault even if you where in a parking spot and rended by a drunk dude in a BMW 7 series who just happened to be the son of a rich lawyer.
3. The richer you are and the more expensive your car the less traffic laws apply to you. Sure it's a one way street however you got your $100,000 luxury car so who gives a .
4. Turn Signals? Whats that?
5. You should honk your horn every 30 seconds to ensure it's functioning properly.
6. Can't take left turns, only U turns. Why? Cause Koreans can't comprehend left turns.
7. Korean women drivers are the worst, Women tend to lack driving skills. Koreans lack driving skills. Korean women are the worst.
8. Stop Lights? What's that?
9. Let's drive downtown at 1 AM when the streets packed full of drunk people cause we are rich and have nice cars and then get pissed off when you get stuck cause of allt he people are partying in the street (which is actually a side walk) and murder is still illegal
10. Taxi drivers and Rich People are excused from drinking and driving.
11. 1/2 inch of snow? Gotta get snow chains on your Audi AWD because well it's slippery
12. Get 6 inches of snow in a Bongo truck (RWD small truck that weighs like 5 LBs) stuck on an incline that you can't get up? Solution...Spin your tires eventually you will melt through the ice. What about those snow chains? Can't afford them. Why? Cause I bought them for the AWD Audi.
I can't speak for Korea, but Bosnia has Kosovo beat hands down. Daily near misses there, not so much in Kosovo. I love right lane left turns.

DC is way worse than El Paso.
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I thought Dayton was just the pothole capital of Ohio? Last time I went up through there it felt like I was driving through ChinaTown in New York City.
It is. Its a capital for many things. I dont think I have ever seen a wheel that is perfectly round here. The roads are that bad.

Road service here is a joke. Dayton is a rather poor city honestly. Downtown is a shithole. Luckily I live in Centerville witch is decent, along with some of Kettering and Oakwood.

But yeah this place is a landfill.

And dont even get me started on people who cant drive there SUV....
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Ok, I think Montana has the worst drivers, just saying. Not the craziest by any means, theres a lot of old people here. Just worst in the sense that, some of them have no business being behind the wheel

Consistently driving under the speed limit
Driving under the speed limit in the left lane
Driving under the speed limit in the left lane, perfectly next to someone driving under the speed limit in the right lane, blocking everyone else
They are terrible at parking here too
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Someone backed into my 500k mile+ beater at work yesterday. I have to add oil every few days and I only noticed the center of my hood was caved in because of this... Some a-hole backed into my car right outside my bay and then just took off!!! Luckily it wasn't my show car...

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Ok, I think Montana has the worst drivers, just saying. Not the craziest by any means, theres a lot of old people here. Just worst in the sense that, some of them have no business being behind the wheel

Consistently driving under the speed limit
Driving under the speed limit in the left lane
Driving under the speed limit in the left lane, perfectly next to someone driving under the speed limit in the right lane, blocking everyone else
They are terrible at parking here too
These just seem like your typical signs of bad driving... as seen everywhere!
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On my 15 minute drive to class, I got behind somebody driving 35 in a 55 straight, I couldn't pass because of oncoming traffic. I was passed though by a black suv while i was doing 55+ on a blind hill. I also was honked at because the car across from me at the only red light had its left blinker and so did I and when the light went green I started moving and so did the person on the other side of the light. The other person however was going straight and not turning. Then as I was pulling into my parking spot a kid on a four wheeler comes racing through the parking lot and steals my spot. I mean really a four wheeler in a parking spot. Common.
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These just seem like your typical signs of bad driving... as seen everywhere!
Ok, maybe I wasn't really clear. The drivers here don't do stuff out of spite like in big cities, they just do stuff out of oblivion.

So by the worst drivers, I am talking the least qualified to be behind the wheel.
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So then on my way home from class, the person infront of me ran 3 stop signs, there was some idiot in a van who pulled out in front of me with no time to slow down so I swerved in to the other lane, and then some guy in a cavi was stopped on a hill crest and was kicking his pos, so i turned down a back road....
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