100% Speeding (when safe)
Join Date: Aug 2001
Tricky traffic tips. Add yours :-D!
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?
lets get sideways!!!