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Old 05-09-2004, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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Tricky Traffic Tips :

Imagine this: Iv done it a few times, probably had heaps of dirty stares at me, anyway. A 2 way road,60, 80 or 100 zone, Turning right from a side road onto it, theres no room to go for gaps in the direction I want to go, but no one going the other direction. The road has a dotted line, so after making sure no one is going to pass anyone (REALLY making sure no one will pass), I just turn straight into the oncoming lane, floor it up to speed and merge into the left lane :-)!! Has anyone else done this?

I've got lots of tricks :-D!
After driving in Italy, i have no patience and actually have lots of fun driving as its like a game getting the best positions in the traffic grand prix,lol. (Keeps you contentrating, and so, awake with reflexes ready for anything)

Another one is, yes its frowned upon, and well, I learnt it in Italy :-)
Theres a big line up of cars at an intersection(on a 2 lane plus turning lane intersection) going left from the left lane. They are often not going until pedestrians get out of the way, Well, what you do is drive in the lane next to them and pull in next to the 1st car waiting for pedestrians, then in fact you get to go 1st as the pedestrians are out of your way before the 1st of the turning lane cars has room. This can save you maybe a wait of 5 sets of lights....

In Italy people pass on 2 way roads even when there are cars coming the other way, they just go right down the line, the car you are passing stays about where it was, and the oncoming cars move over a little bit,lol. I couldnt believe that when I saw it! I must say i never tried, and probably never will (although i am quite tempted at times when there are slow cars in front, I dont think you could really try it here as drivers dont watch the road here and are not ready for anything out of the ordinary like in Italy).

Can anyone add some more traffic tricks?
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you do know that they are all to my knowledge illegal in australia. and that most on here will frown apon it.

i couldnt care less if you do drive like that, aslong as you dont do it to me.

myself i am to chickenshit paranoid that the cops are just around the corner to try doing something like that.
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minus the stupid bit. I couldn't and wouldn't do it. And wouldn't want it done to me.
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i woldnt like trying to explain to the cops why you were driving like that.
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Does anyone even turn left at red lights(where you are allowed), do a u turn and then go left (where you are going with a green or its a "turn left at anytime"type corner) to beat all the people (maybe hundreds) waiting at the lights?

I know a few people do this

I'm actually a little different in the way I look at people who try the odd "traffic trick", i actually think "nice move!" I'm quite impressed when people pull off a special, maybe gutter jump u turn or something :-)

Never mind me everyone, I'm a bit silly, wont harm or crash into anyone though :-) I'm carefully silly.
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Hey thats a mad trick! (the left at a redlight then cross the lane to go straite or turn right).
Theyre great for red light cameras at late night when ur wasting time waiting for the light to change haha.

Looks like people here arent too keen on these "shortcuts" so ill leave my ones for another day maybe...

Ive never seen anyone but me and my freinds do the red light bypass. Glad im not the only one :)
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You have to remember, Italy seem to have a population that is full of decent drivers AND decent cars. They only recently increased the HWY speeds to... Forgot, 150km/h or something. I think it's safe to say that you won't ever see that happen here.

Just remember, there are laws for reasons. You're taking some pretty big risks for both yourself, and us, the public.

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Old 05-09-2004, 07:41   #8 (permalink)
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With these so-called "tricky traffic tips", people give excellent credence to the push to make it compulsary for all learner drivers to attend professional driving courses, that coupled with a visit to their local morgue to view the end results of ......."tricky traffic tips".

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A personal favourite thing to do.. though not a traffic tip really.. and it may get frowned upon here.. is mashing the brake pedal with people tailgate me. They **** their car on the towbar.. and have to pay for their car and whatever damage is done to mine....
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