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In L.A., it is common to be shot at on the freeways as a form of local greetings...

I was going to say the same thing! LOLOLOL
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In the Philippines, its common to use your horn when you are passing the vehicle and flash the light at the same time...and yes they don't follow the stop sign or lights either. That's why never try to drive there when I'm back home.
And don't dare think you can outsmart a "jeepney"... not worth it.

Here in Cali, 80mph is the norm especially on weekends. Most of them are also on their phone, yapping away...

Those are the people who should be living in LA (and get shot)


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In Texas, the norm is all pickup trucks must have been raised to the point that their front bumper goes over the roof of a late model stock SUV , not using turn signals is a must, and passing on the right is perfectly fine, even when the left lane is clear.

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In Australia it's:

1, Short female probationary drivers in the RH fast lane doing 10-20kms\hr under the speed limit because they have to turn right 10k's down the road.

2, People aged over 80 who confuse the accelerator with the brake and crash through shops and schools running over adults and children.

3, 18yr old males with under 1.5lt 4cyl auto Hyundai's, covered in a bodykit, massive rear wing, flouro lights, 18inch wheels with 35 profile tyres, 6inch tacho on the dash, $2000 worth of car sound and subs and a massive 4inch tailpipe. These clowns all want to drag race you from the lights. You leave them for dead, then they pull up at the next lights and try again. In short a $5k car with $10k of accesories and NFI.

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The only difference in CA is A&L's300SL , that probationary drivers don't have any indication of the status, so how do you tell them from experienced driver doing a makeup?
I just took a look at new G-class. The truck isn't that expensive, but options passed $15k mark.
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New Zealanders are nice and friendly until they get behind the wheel of a car!
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Benzworld members come from all parts of the world. What makes your area somewhat unique from the perspective of someone from somewhere else who firsts gets behind the wheel in your world?

For example, a Londoner renting a car in Wyoming might be amazed at the long straight roads. A Floridian might find the absence of a speed limit on the Auotbahns amazing.

I'll start off. In Bangkok it is common to find motorcycles driving the wrong way in your lane.
New York, NY
Sleeper-Cell Al Quaida Types Driving Taxi Cabs.

Mi$ter Right.
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in Spain is usual to have bad roads, is usual to find olds cars without paid unsurance, is usual crash me a woman, the don´t know drive cars.... 3 accident i had had and both with womans...
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The only difference in CA is A&L's300SL , that probationary drivers don't have any indication of the status, so how do you tell them from experienced driver doing a makeup?
Here in Australia drivers have to display a "P" plate on the front and rear of their car for 3yrs. This is usually on the F/R windscreen and it warns other drivers that the driver of this car has limited experience. They also have to have a .00 blood alchohol level until they are of their "P" plates.

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Cool Too confused and too polite

Every couple of weeks or so, I find myself at a 4-way stop where the other three drivers all start waving for somebody else to go first. I'm always afraid it will end up like the Steve Martin scene in the movie LA Stories: a 4-way crash in the middle of the intersection.
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