OT: driving (Re: [ILUG] grokdoc The Newbie Viewpoint )
kevin+dated+1082829942.31f9e1 at ie.suberic.net
Mon Apr 19 19:05:34 IST 2004
On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 09:39:45AM -0700, Justin Mason wrote:
> Moving from Dublin (good public transport) to Orange County (public
> what?), I've had to learn how to drive over here; on several occasions
> I wound up explaining to my driving instructor that whatever he'd just
> done would have resulted in his failing the Irish driving test ;)
otoh roads in the states have a minimum width for a lane...
> PS: didn't Ireland bring in a written test for the provisional license? in
> that case, it's now the same as the US (apart from Ireland's
> over-difficult test and the massive test queue).
not exactly. at least in ny a learners permit required you to have a
licensed driver with you.
> PPS: anyone who thinks that Irish drivers are worse than those in the US,
> hasn't had the pleasure of dealing with LA's freeways. My favourite
> move? The tinted-window SUV performing a sudden, no-indicator, 3-lane
> swerve. niiice.
depends on where you live. bad habits vary by region. i think drivers
in galway are much nicer then those in dublin - though the signal left,
turn right crowd are more common here. boston drivers would get on well
in dublin. drivers in kansas are very good - though roads tend to be
much straighter for much longer - how much can you do wrong?
kevin at ie.suberic.net ~ "you're either with us or against us." --dubya
in that simplistic world-view progressives and
liberals are "us" while bush and bin laden are
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