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This is why you drive on the right side in Germany!
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject: This is why you drive on the right side in Germany! Reply with quote

Because it's the law Smile

http://jalopnik.com/5378322/corvette-shows-why-germanys-rechtsfahren-law-exists

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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One mistake and he'd be dead possibly along with some other innocent motorists. I don't care if he was on the autobahn...that was stupid, irresponsible, and downright dangerous. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

driving fast is fun though. really fun. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burn0n3@420, yes but do it on a track, away from innocent bystanders.
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

burn0n3@420 wrote:
driving fast is fun though. really fun. Twisted Evil


You should come on a ride along with me to see how "fun" it is when the shizzle hits the fan........

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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PIRATE, elaborate pirate? EMT?
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that guy driving was going what 80?
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PIRATE, elaborate pirate? EMT?


Firefighter....

pulled 2 dudes out of a car that was on fire, and watched the 9 year old in the backseat die........ Not Cool.

that was 55mph in a 35.... the kid and his dad and uncle weren't speeding..... the stupid beach going the other way was. Cars aren't supposed to catch fire like that.... but stuff happens...

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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont really speed in towns, but on the highway. hmmmmm, its fun.
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the fatality rate on the autobahn lower than in the U.S.?
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

freerider4, i believe so... and the average speed is 85... or so i heard.
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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Isn't the fatality rate on the autobahn lower than in the U.S.?

Yes it is. I've driven on the autobahn and people are extremely respectful of the "stay to the right!" law. It seemed that normal drivers on the autobahn know that there are commonly speeders in the fast lane so they are very mindful of it. It would never work here in the States though.. people aren't used to driving that defensively or courteously IMO.

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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taku, strongly agree
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

taku, I believe it's law in most countries to stay to the right.
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we stay to the left but we also drive on the left side of the road
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

taku, yeah, people mostly obey this law. but most of the time, though, roads are packed and you can't speed anyways. once you get the chance it's really fun though. and, people are accustomed to other drivers going really fast, so it isn't such of a big deal.
driving in america sucks big time! people are always over all lanes and mostly way to slow. if you really want to proceed you've got to switch lanes all the time and pass on the right. imo it's way to dangerous if you're allowed to pass cars on either side! and that you're allowed to use your cell while driving!!!
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's still stupid as hell to be going that fast around other people. Look in your rear view, it's clear, pull out, boom the car coming at you at 100 mph faster than you were was hard to see until it smashed you.

There are just too many unkown variables to safely travel at that speed on a public road like that.

But I will say for the record that I'm sure German drivers are worlds beyond American drivers as far as skill goes.
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

taku wrote:
freerider4 wrote:
Isn't the fatality rate on the autobahn lower than in the U.S.?

Yes it is. I've driven on the autobahn and people are extremely respectful of the "stay to the right!" law. It seemed that normal drivers on the autobahn know that there are commonly speeders in the fast lane so they are very mindful of it. It would never work here in the States though.. people aren't used to driving that defensively or courteously IMO.


couldnt agree more, you took the words right outa my mouth.
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh dear god.....i could not even IMAGINE artards here in the US attempting the whole autobahn style, people cnt even drive when theres no one on the road, likewise can u imagine I4 like that lol Smash
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just rule of thumb to stay in the right lane if you are going to go slower than the posted speed limit as long as it's above the minimum in America. Faster traffic usually stays on the far left (unless the far left is a carpool lane) and is used for passing. Right?
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