26th August 2003, 05:42 PM
u guys been to K.L? kuala lumpur.
its not Kuku Land, for ur info.
go there and experience life in the 'fast lane'. the drivers are like war veterans.
26th August 2003, 05:50 PM
or Bangkok for that matter.....
Originally Posted by sadness
26th August 2003, 06:11 PM
Open the door and ask "What's the matter lady?"
Originally Posted by NitroTech
Why do I judge? But she really looked that way. I've seen men in suits doing this and I wouldn't call them slutty. But the lady in the car looked like one. Anyway, after what she did? I pointed to her signal lights and she was stoned there like a rock. Frozen.
You wanna horn and think you've got a statement to make, think you are right, why don't you be more forthcoming instead of looking so stunned? Why sit in the metal armour with engine and 4 wheels, on a cushioned chair behind the dashboard and take on me who was just innocently trying to almost make it across the road? I'm asking: "What's your point?" So you horned at me. What could that tell/teach me? Get out of your way? Do you really want to warn me a real imminent danger or was your ego so BIG driving a car telling me to get out of your way? Why don't you just remember to flick that little signal light next time? Even without, was your golden foot so difficult to tap gently on your brake pedal?
In fact for the record, that woman wasn't traveling fast at all. No danger. So what's the horn for?
Last edited by kiwi2; 26th August 2003 at 06:38 PM.
26th August 2003, 06:13 PM
Ermmm, that's possible but a bit biased. For people like us who live in a safe country, some of us tend to think of New York as a "gangster city" or that living in the West, there'll be rape, gutshots etc. Depends on which areas you go to.
Originally Posted by Astin
Last edited by kiwi2; 26th August 2003 at 06:17 PM.
26th August 2003, 06:26 PM
Not sure too but not many drivers here respect pedestrians. That's my point. They use their cars like they want to challenge you standing on your two legs only. Suppose an elderly person crosses the road slowly, the stereotyped driver here will be irritated and make some comments. The road-raged type will go further by cursing and well what else, use his horn.
Originally Posted by Quacks
In America, if it's possible and if they are of sound mind, not crooks or psycho, people slow down. Yes sure, the elderly is not in the right of way to walk so slowly but common sense will say "He's old. Be patient. Remember, you're driving a machine capable of 130 mph. He's human." Horns are to be used only when all else fail or in dangerous situations where you need to react quickly.
In Singapore, SOME drivers horn because they feel impatient. They want the world world to know I'M RIGHT!!! (Even though they may not be some of the time.)
26th August 2003, 06:29 PM
Doesn't have to be drivers, but life in general. It's so easy to blame others but not seeing our own faults/flaws.
Originally Posted by CaeSiuM
But as far as I know, I try not to do what I don't want others to do to me, that includes driving.
26th August 2003, 06:45 PM
Ya... it's amazing isn't it? You just have to experience it to believe it without making biased generalizations.
Originally Posted by kex
26th August 2003, 07:05 PM
26th August 2003, 07:12 PM
My my .. what an interesting topic!
I really hate driving on Singapore roads. Really stressful! I had this unforgettable experience of being horned to go faster on the extreme left lane of the ECP. My gosh, I was already travelling at 80+kmh (the speed limit was still 80 then) If you want to horn me for driving at speed limit on right lane, then I think I deserve it, but come on man ... left most lane also kena?!
I drove in Australia with peace of mind. People actually do keep to the left and you can overtake. If there is a car that is coming up from the rear and you are in front, it is perfectly normal to let the rear vehicle overtake you by switching to the lane on the left. The horn is almost never used except when to avoid an accident. Here it is like if you don't use the horn, it will cease to function the next time you start up your engine.
Also, I think that the cars owners should have the option to not have signal lights when they buy their cars, cos easily 50% of the blooming drivers don't use them. Agree??
Finally ... this statement is from a cab driver:
If I come out signal, people don't let me change lane by stepping on the oil and going faster. If I don't signal, they horn me loud loud and sometimes show me hand/finger .... how like that? Signal also cannot, don't signal also cannot .... then people call us taxi drivers the worst on the road. Unfair right?!
Note: I am not a taxi driver.
27th August 2003, 08:47 AM
Oh well, perhaps she was stunned cos she thought you looked like an ah beng who wanted to beat her up? (tongue in cheek. no offence here, not judging). On a more serious note, you can criticise her for her bad driving etc etc. but i don't think you should call her slutty etc. You can't "fault" someone for how they look. And come on, wearing a power suit doesn't make one a better person/less slutty person. Think about it....... my main point here is that you should not call someone slutty just cos you think she looks like one.
Originally Posted by kiwi2
And if you open her door and say "what's the matter lady?" how is it going solve anything? Enlighten me.
27th August 2003, 08:55 AM
Not very true ....... Was driving in Melbourne couple of weeks back(first time driving there). Somehow i was not very clear about the right turns (for right turns there, the driver has to keep left cos of the trams travelling in the middle of the road) and when i signalled to turn right and kept on the right lane, I got the whole Swanston Street horning at me like there was no tomorrow. I don't think the horns were used to avoid an accident(no trams at that time and the time was about 10pm at night).
Originally Posted by Retro
So my point is rude/bad/ugly drivers exist wherever you go. We just got to learn to deal with it.
27th August 2003, 01:36 PM
Originally Posted by Siddhi
...Kata buses.... I must say... I was in shock when I was there... the super rush...
28th August 2003, 12:32 AM
Whew. Thank goodness. I don't drive. A car that is. Lame excuses to get lazy.
Originally Posted by CaeSiuM