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Re: driving etiquette

On 26 Mar 2004 at 23:15, Neil Verdon wrote:

>     there are less accidents on the german autobahn than anywhere,s
> motorways in europe however those that do happen tend to sadly be fatal for
> at least one driver involved

I have a friend who lives in Europe and truly loves Germany and everything 
German. He claims that the drivers in Germany are just about the most orderly, 
but that the Italian drivers are actually the best drivers. The way he sees it, 
the German drivers are very regimented but sometimes they won't use common 
sense, as in slowing down when conditions on the route they are very used to 
driving get bad. The end result is that under normal conditions Germans drive 
very fast and get there very efficiently, but when things go wrong they go 
horribly wrong.

OTOH, the Italian drivers may seem to be the least organized and most 
undisciplined, but they have the best reaction times and the best driving 
instincts and emergency instincts.

He explains it by pointing out that Italians start driving mopeds when very 
young and learn their skills early. 

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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