Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Quoted: 1099 Post(s)
For here and W. Europe I absolutely agree. However, having lived in W. Africa and Iran, I would never have made it out of those traffic circles, or been able to turn off a main street there. You have six cars in where only four lanes are supposed to be, less than a foot apart, driving next to each other at high speed. If you need to move to the right, you act as if you don't see the car next to you and pull slowly closer. If that car does not yield, you pull back just before contact. You'll find out who blinks first. After a while you get used to, and quite good at this. I had a few occassions where I managed to bluff out Leyland double deckers, no kidding. The only small fender bender I ever had in Tehran happend with another German. We both though that was funny, and went for dinner and drinks (pre Revolution). Cheerio, Teutone (aka Horst K)