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Old 14.01.2011, 15:48
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Re: Driving on the WRONG Side of the Road

There is no wrong side of the road. Just a different side to everyone else.
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Re: Driving on the WRONG Side of the Road

My ip was blocked in SA and I couldn't give an update (was anyone worried?). I did get better at driving- but continued grinding the gears. My left arm is deffo buffer. The last 2 days I did 1100kms in all kind of conditions and finally saw Baboons on the side of the road.

Since being back in CH for the last 24 hours, I have been turning on my washers instead of my indicaters and promptly hugging the left side of the road when coming out of my garage.
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My ip was blocked in SA and I couldn't give an update (was anyone worried?). I did get better at driving- but continued grinding the gears. My left arm is deffo buffer. The last 2 days I did 1100kms in all kind of conditions and finally saw Baboons on the side of the road.


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Re: Driving on the WRONG Side of the Road

Ok, there are few rules that will help you to survive on a visit in SA. Although the rules are applicable to Gauteng province here (something equivalent to canton Aargau), but with a bit of fantasy it can be applied everywhere else all the way down to Cape Province:

BASIC RULES FOR DRIVING IN GAUTENG
1. Indicating will give away your next move. A real Gauteng driver never uses them.
2. Under no circumstance should you leave a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, or the space will be filled by at least 2 taxis, two Golfs, a BMW and an Uno, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.
3. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you have of getting hit.
4. Never, ever come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No one expects it and it will only result in you being rear-ended.
5. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving you a nice, relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal pulsates. For those of you without ABS, itís a chance to stretch your legs.
6. Never pass on the right when you can pass on the left. Itís a good way to check if the people entering the highway are awake.
7. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as a guideline. They are especially not applicable in Gauteng during rush hour. Thatís why itís called Ďrush hourÖ.í
8. Just because youíre in the right lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesnít mean that a Gauteng driver flashing his high beams behind you doesnít think he can go faster in your spot.
9. Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an accident or even someone changing a tyre. Never stop to help Ė you will be mugged.
10. Learn to swerve abruptly. Gauteng is the home of the high-speed slalom driving thanks to the Metro Police Department, which puts holes in key locations to test driversí reflexes and keeps them on their toes.
11. It is traditional in Gauteng to honk your horn at cars that donít move the instant the light turns green. This prevents storks from building nests on top of the traffic light and birds from making deposits on your car.
12. Remember that the goal of every Gauteng driver is to get there first, by whatever means necessary.
13. On average, at least three cars can still go through an intersection after the light has turned red. Itís people not adhering to this basic principle that causes the big traffic jams during rush hour.
14. A solid white line is the same as a staggered line in Gauteng . The Metro Police Department just have to save paint to buy new cars for all the new directors. A solid white line next to a staggered line means they have sorted the directors out and the paint contract has been awarded to their wives.
Now guys go out there today and make Gauteng proud!!!
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My ip was blocked in SA and I couldn't give an update (was anyone worried?). I did get better at driving- but continued grinding the gears. My left arm is deffo buffer. The last 2 days I did 1100kms in all kind of conditions and finally saw Baboons on the side of the road.

Since being back in CH for the last 24 hours, I have been turning on my washers instead of my indicaters and promptly hugging the left side of the road when coming out of my garage.
Takes time you'll make it after a couple of months of this you'll wonder what all the fuss was about!
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