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Old 11-11-2004, 02:44   #1 (permalink)
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Basic rules for driving in Sydney Australia

This is from thw whiteline website, its the second funniest thing i have read about our driving styles.

Basic rules for driving in Sydney Australia.
1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A real Sydney Driver never uses them.

2. Under no circumstances should you leave any distance between you and the car in front of you, or somebody else will fill in that space, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.

3. Crossing two or more lanes in a single lane-change is considered "going with the flow."

4. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you have of getting hit.

5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork. The other guy doesn't have anything to lose.

6. Braking is to be done as hard and as late as possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a nice, relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it's a chance to stretch your legs.

7. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as suggestions and are apparently not enforceable in the metro area during rush hour.

8. Always slow down and rubber-neck when you see an accident or even someone changing a tire.

9. Everybody thinks their vehicle is better than yours, especially 4WD drivers.

10. Learn to swerve abruptly. Sydney is the home of High-Speed Slalom Driving thanks to the RTA, which puts potholes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them on their toes.

11. It is traditional in Sydney to honk your horn at cars that don't move the instant the light changes.

12. Seeking eye contact with another driver revokes your right of way.

13. Never take a green light at face value. Always look right and left before proceeding.

14. Remember that the goal of every Sydney driver is to get there first, by whatever means necessary.

15. Real Sydney women drivers can put on pantyhose and apply eye makeup at 75 k/ph in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

16. Real Sydney men drivers can remove pantyhose and a bra at 75k/ph in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

17. Heavy fog and rain are no reasons to change any of the previously listed rules. These weather conditions are God's way ensuring a natural selection process for body shops, junkyards, and new vehicle sales.

18. There is a common held belief in Sydney that highspeed tailgating in heavy traffic reduces petrol consumption as you get sucked along in the slipstream of the car in front.

19. It's OK to cut off fully loaded semi-trailers, road trains and buses because they have brakes.

20. It is an essential duty of the driver to preserve the life of his passengers. Hence no matter how much of an inconvenience it may be, always find a detour around Mt Druit, Lakemba, Punchbowl and Cabramatta.

21. Always anticipate oncoming traffic while driving down a one way street.

22. It's O.K when driving in Sydney's Western suburbs to air your grievances at bad drivers by giving the "one finger salute" while screaming out "arsehole". But it is imperative you are driving a turbo charged 5 litre V8 with a crow bar in your lap.


If you can keep up catch a taxi.
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Basic rules for driving in Sydney Australia

This is from the modular depo forums or SCT aka boss edit people from the beging of the year.


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When was the last time you drive there KD? MapQuest said you can't there from here
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Last summer Dave(winter in Oz). First you get on the plane with the big red roo on the side of it, pound down plenty of schooies of VB so you are on the piss real good before you get there, stumble off the plane in Sydney, raise hell with the Hertz girl who is trying to give you a Camry, demand that she give you a Falcon, then bitch that it isn't an FPV Pursuit Ute or at least an XR8, then while you are trying to concentrate on driving on the wrong side of the road, pay stupid tolls with those 2 dollar coins that look like a quarter, wonder why they have signs everywhere actually telling you there is a speed camera ahead, try to figure out what the hell you are supposed to do when you get to a roundabout, especially one that is multi lane, hit the windshield wipers instead of the turn signal about half of the time, then drive aimlessly around for better than an hour trying to find Manly beach, finally find your hotel and curb the shit out of the car when you pull into the driveway since everything is on the wrong damn side. Look at the sign on the dash of my rental Falcon reminding us foreign idiots what side of the road to drive on:

Some very funny people,
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Last bit of his post.

But the place was fun. I wish I had more time there. The new dragstrip wasn't quite finished yet then, looks like one hell of a facility now. I wanted to go race the Falcon just for the hell of it and drive up into Queensland to go see that crocodile hunter dude, but with working in the office all day, I just never had time.

For the record, my 4.0 OHC I-6 Falcon had "EEC-V" proudly embossed into the airbox.
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Hmmm looove rule 3. I'm sure Cobra can relate to this. Lane changing master's book of rules states, though shall follow rule 3 without putting a mark on ones own car and other vehicles around, the move shall be completed swiftly and cleanly.
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Swiftly sure is the word.

Good to hear they've heard of XR8's and FPV Pursuit utes over there anyhow. Classic!
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They bitch and winge about not getting cars like them.
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whats with the EEC-V on the airbox part?
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All pre Ba cars use EEc-V, its pretty old school tech for them U.S boys and they thought it was funny that were pround to show it off esp on the airbox.
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5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork. The other guy doesn't have anything to lose.
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ahhh how much i miss the old XF!
ahhhh how good it is to own 2 of them!!!! just a pity i dont have insurance but i still work on the theory that my car is crap and yours isnt, and mine will cost less to get repaired in the event that you cut me off.
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