Driving  

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2/25/2006 6:01 pm

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Driving


Subject: A guide to driving in Ireland...
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> >1. Indicators will give away your next move. A confident Irish
> >driver avoids using them.
> >
> >2. Under no circumstance should you maintain a safe distance
> >between you and the car in front of you, because somebody else
> >will fill in the space, putting you in an even more dangerous
> >situation. > >3. The faster you drive through a red light, the less chance
> >you have of getting hit.
> >
> >4. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive
> >bodywork, especially with WW, MO or MH plates. With no
> >insurance, the other operator probably has nothing to lose.
> >
> >5. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible to
> >ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a vigorous, foot massage > >as the brake pedal violently pulsates. For those of you
> >without ABS, it's a chance to strengthen your leg muscles.
> >
> >6. Never pass on the right when you can pass on the left. It's
> >a good way to prepare other drivers entering the motorway.
> >
> >7. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as a
> >suggestion and are not enforceable in Ireland during rush
> >hour. > >8. Always brake and rubberneck when you see an accident or
> >even someone changing a tyre. This is seen as a sign of
> >respect for the victim.
> >
> >9. Learn to swerve abruptly without signalling. Ireland is the
> >home of high-speed slalom driving thanks to the Department of
> >Public Works, which puts potholes in key locations to test
> >drivers' reflexes and keep them alert! > >10. It is tradition in Ireland to honk your horn at cars in
> >front of you that do not move three milliseconds after the
> >light turns green.
> >
> >11. To avoid injury in the event of a collision or rollover,
> >it is important to exit your vehicle through the windscreen
> >right away. Wearing your seat belt will only impede your
> >hi-velocity escape from danger.
> >12. Remember that the goal of every Irish driver is to get
> >ahead of the pack by whatever means necessary.
> >
> >13. WARNING! Never come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No
> >one expects it and it will result in you being rear-ended.

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