European Drivers...............

#1
are a bunch of feckin useless cnuts :x

Is it just me or in general are the Europeans just utterly crap at driving. Yet again I had to suffer the idiots on the way to work this morning which resulted in the journey taking an extra 15 mins. Now I know I'm not the best driver in the world but at least I don't follow the the local standards:

1) Driving at 40 in a 50 zone or similar differences at other speeds.
2) Taking 20 secs to get going at traffic lights so only two cars get through.
3) Pulling out without any notice at 2 mph.
4) Almost coming to a stop on the main road before turning off.
5) Having no common sense.
6) Being generally ignorant to anyone else on the road
etc etc

Having tried all the normal derogatory hand gestures that don't appear to work are there any other methods for getting these fools off the road or out the way with out rendering myself liable to a visit to the local cop shop :?
 
#2
Silent_Assassin said:
are a bunch of feckin useless cnuts :x

Is it just me or in general are the Europeans just utterly crap at driving. Yet again I had to suffer the idiots on the way to work this morning which resulted in the journey taking an extra 15 mins. Now I know I'm not the best driver in the world but at least I don't follow the the local standards:

1) Driving at 40 in a 50 zone or similar differences at other speeds.
2) Taking 20 secs to get going at traffic lights so only two cars get through.
3) Pulling out without any notice at 2 mph.
4) Almost coming to a stop on the main road before turning off.
5) Having no common sense.
6) Being generally ignorant to anyone else on the road
etc etc

Having tried all the normal derogatory hand gestures that don't appear to work are there any other methods for getting these fools off the road or out the way with out rendering myself liable to a visit to the local cop shop :?
Lets wait for the thats just women drivers :roll:
I am not admitting to any of the above! :wink:
 

Legs

ADC
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#3
...and cutting corners at junctions
...and crossing the white line on bends (when they have no visibility ahead)
...and tailgating
 
#4
Jeez, you dont have a very high patience level do you? I bet you live with your hand on the horn and drive a BMW...
 
#5
I may have my hand on my horn but generally not when I'm driving :wink: though I have been known to "readjust" whilst in motion.

I guarantee the majority on this forum have suffered from convoy cock in the past.
 
#6
The Europeans are pretty crap at everything except corruption. Just wait till they try to make us drive on the right!

As a footnote, the reason we drive on the left dates back to when we rode horses, it meant our sword arm was free to skewer any passing Frenchman.
 
#7
Silent_Assassin said:
are a bunch of feckin useless cnuts :x

Is it just me or in general are the Europeans just utterly crap at driving. Yet again I had to suffer the idiots on the way to work this morning which resulted in the journey taking an extra 15 mins. Now I know I'm not the best driver in the world but at least I don't follow the the local standards:

1) Driving at 40 in a 50 zone or similar differences at other speeds.
2) Taking 20 secs to get going at traffic lights so only two cars get through.
3) Pulling out without any notice at 2 mph.
4) Almost coming to a stop on the main road before turning off.
5) Having no common sense.
6) Being generally ignorant to anyone else on the road
etc etc

Having tried all the normal derogatory hand gestures that don't appear to work are there any other methods for getting these fools off the road or out the way with out rendering myself liable to a visit to the local cop shop :?
having lived in sunny deutschville for 12 years I can totally sympathise with this.They do all of the above and much more .However when visiting UK they have some quaint customs.Indicators seem to be an optional extra. Drivng at 100mph everywhere is a must. If they can't decide a lane to be in then straddle two. Don't let anyone in , as this is a sign of weakness and degrades your very sense of masculinity. Old people must pull out on motorbikers at every opportunity(this is a law I think) . So yea the jolly foriegner is crap at driving I don't think that UK drivers are any better.

PS also Germans approach junctions at mac 10 and is quite scary the first time they do it.
 
#9
The best ones in deutschland are:

a. Someone (usually beemer/audi) approaching behind you at 150mph+ on the autobahn only braking when 5ft from your rear bumper, still sh*ts me up sometimes.

b. Turning right at a junction with traffic lights and pedestrians have right of way crossing on the road you're turning on to. WTF! Almost ran over loads of them.

All in all though, germans are no worse than UK drivers, just faster (usually)

Edited for mong spelling
 
#10
Try driving in Swindon, Roundabout city where the rule of the road is whoever gets the fastest has right of way.

Lets not forget those who sit at 65 in the middle lane of a motorway when NOT overtaking, BMW, VW, Audi drivers believing the outside lane belongs to them and trying to park their car on my backseat because im only doing 75 while overtaking the car in the middle lane who is too busy eating/drinking/smoking/using mobile etc.....

Had 'Johnny Foreigner' from Poland so close to me this morning that when checking my mirrors, I could not see anything other than his windscreen and his moronic look as he tried to get past me at the traffic lights...... My how I laughed when he went up the inside lane and got stuck in the LEFT TURN lane with no one prepared to let him in.....
 
#11
Truckers.

Fcukers.



There you'll be, making good progress down the outside lane of the motorway and all of a sudden all three lanes are doing 50.....no apparent reason. Well there is a reason, about a mile ahead there'll be 2 trucks, one in the slow lane doing 50mph, one in the middle lane doing 50.2mph.
 
#12
overpromoted said:
Europeans? The stuff you're describing sounds like my average trip to work in Yorkshire...
I'm guessing that Yorkshire is still part of Europe or did someone invade while I was asleep ?
 
#13
Using mobile? Surely not?

This is something that's begun to grip my sh*t, as it were... It may not be agreed with by many, but it's now law that you can only use a mobile if you've got a handsfree kit. So why is it that I'll still see at least one (on average) person with a mobile phone held to their head jabbering away? It's not even when they're cruising on the road, this is at junctions etc! WTF?!

Seems that the worst offenders are White Van Men. Anyone else noticed the same/annoyed by this?
 

cpunk

LE
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#14
The_Cad said:
As a footnote, the reason we drive on the left dates back to when we rode horses, it meant our sword arm was free to skewer any passing Frenchman.
Nope, we drive on the left because that's what the Romans decreed when they ran this country - bl00dy Europeans! For some reason, Napoleon Bonaparte decided that the rest of Europe would drive on the right at the beginning of the 19th century.
 
#15
cpunk said:
The_Cad said:
As a footnote, the reason we drive on the left dates back to when we rode horses, it meant our sword arm was free to skewer any passing Frenchman.
Nope, we drive on the left because that's what the Romans decreed when they ran this country - bl00dy Europeans! For some reason, Napoleon Bonaparte decided that the rest of Europe would drive on the right at the beginning of the 19th century.
To be honest I prefer Cad's version even if he is talking sh*te. Are there any ancient unrevoked byelaws still in place allowing us to do this, possibly with a modern twist a la driveby?
 
#16
When I lived in Amsterdam I loved the sight of Germans and Frenchmen driving around the narrow roads next to the canals. They always got stuck and lost and never seemed to understand the heedless courage of the local cyclists who drive everywhere as if they were kamikaze pilots.

I still chuckle when I think of the time some Hun drove his customised SLK (or whatever, some sporty type Mercedes which had slicks for wheels and was lowered so as to look mean and sporty) over a bridge over the Keizersgracht. I was having a coffee at a bar and saw him coming. The Hun was cruising, so everyone could see his nice car. And so he could have a good look at Amsterdam's finest women. He drove on to the steep, curved bridge and promptly got stuck because his car didn't have enough ground clearance! :oops:

The local onlookers saw him get stuck and had a good laugh. They then turned back to their drink and left him there. He was finally towed off by a chuckling police crew who saw this as a nice diversion from towing off stray parked cars.
 
#17
not in europe but back in the uk.
The ones that get my goat are grey haired biddys doing 25-30 in a 40 zone.
Im not a race car driver but jesus!!!

also those nasty sharpe corners the guy in front seems to think are safe enough to cross the centre line going round!

or those drivers you know full well cannot keep still while driving and swerve from left to right and its plainly obvious they had a lunchtime drink!

also lack of indicator use!then just slamming on the brakes and pulling into a junction without any warning..(i dont ride thier asses but tailgaiting seems to be the in thing!!!not with me!!!lucky im safe and dont so much as smoke in the car, its distracting and i dont need to do it`driving relaxes me enough!

but what really knobs me off is people who are not driving but getting into thier cars in a carpark and fling the bloody doors open....nice dent as a result and they run quickly away!

the insurance companys should produce proper cover and penalties for it!!

i did have only one door in my saab that had a small dent!!grrrrrrrrrrr
 
#18
Should try it over here in Finland sometime.
Finns have a great tradition as Rally drivers, unfortunately, every chav ahd his souped up Toyota Corolla thinks he is Hannu Mikkola or Tomi Makinen.
we have lots of dirt roads for them to practice on, ok I never go there so its ok, what grips me is, in our small village we have a wee bitty roundabout, saw one chav go round this at speed six times, then they tool around the shopping centres car park, oh for a lovely car crusher. indicatin a turn, I can only assume that light bulbs must be at a premium price here, on flash if you are lucky, which is a bit strange in a country where you must drive with dipped headlights ALL THE TIME.
Mind you, one funny I did see, they just installed speed bumps behind our house, brilliant, one chav didn't know about them, he almost ended up in the forest, sparks everywhere when he bottommed out, brilliant.
 
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#19
cpunk said:
The_Cad said:
As a footnote, the reason we drive on the left dates back to when we rode horses, it meant our sword arm was free to skewer any passing Frenchman.
Nope, we drive on the left because that's what the Romans decreed when they ran this country - bl00dy Europeans! For some reason, Napoleon Bonaparte decided that the rest of Europe would drive on the right at the beginning of the 19th century.
News to me - didn't know anyone was driving in the 19th century :? :?

BTW there are less deths on the roads in Germany than in the UK :p
 
#20
The_Goon said:
Using mobile? Surely not?

This is something that's begun to grip my sh*t, as it were... It may not be agreed with by many, but it's now law that you can only use a mobile if you've got a handsfree kit.
Not if you take any notice of the bizzies http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6970000/newsid_6977000/6977046.stm?bw=bb&mp=rm&news=1, this w*nker probably hadn't been laid for a while. Don't know whose thickest bizzies for pulling the lad over or the clueless magistrates who fined the kid. Show's those in authority are a law to themselves. :x :x :x
 

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