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Italy - No Use For "Rules"...

Italy - No Use For "Rules"...

Old Feb 17th 2007, 7:13 am
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Gregory Morrow
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Markku Gr´┐Żnroos wrote:



When you
> park your car in France, odds are pretty high that when you come back you
> find it in a state of broken mirrors and a couple of nasty dents. That's
> mostly result of drunk driving I guess.


Wow, Markku did a "funny"...!!!

Lol...

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Old Feb 17th 2007, 7:16 am
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David Horne
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Markku Gr´┐Żnroos <[email protected]> wrote:

[]
> In Italy I have visited only northern parts of the country by car. Traffic
> was quite civil there. For instance Spain is essentially worse. When you
> park your car in France, odds are pretty high that when you come back you
> find it in a state of broken mirrors and a couple of nasty dents. That's
> mostly result of drunk driving I guess.

Yes, you should really just stick to half bottles of voddy when driving.
And getting rid of the "I hate filthy hebbe faggots" bumper sticker
might be a good idea too.

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Old Feb 17th 2007, 8:37 am
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 01:31:20 GMT, Mike Lane <[email protected]> wrote:

>However there seems to be this myth in the English-speaking world that
>Italian drivers are all young dare-devils driving around at high speed
>in very fast cars, only avoiding fatal collisions by their highly tuned
>driving skills and lightning reactions. Anyone, it seems, who has
>rented a car for a day or two in Italy comes back with similar tales
>(implying of course that their own driving skills are a match of the
>supposed Italian's). I am just saying it's not true - in my experience
>driving in Italy is not much different from anywhere else in Europe.

If you just consider that Italy has the most elderly population in
Europe, and maybe just beat by Japan for the world record, you would
understand that this myth can't be true.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 10:04 am
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-Martin
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 08:16:04 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Markku Gr´┐Żnroos <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>[]
>> In Italy I have visited only northern parts of the country by car. Traffic
>> was quite civil there. For instance Spain is essentially worse. When you
>> park your car in France, odds are pretty high that when you come back you
>> find it in a state of broken mirrors and a couple of nasty dents. That's
>> mostly result of drunk driving I guess.
>
>Yes, you should really just stick to half bottles of voddy when driving.
>And getting rid of the "I hate filthy hebbe faggots" bumper sticker
>might be a good idea too.

<sniggers>
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 10:29 am
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-Martin
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 10:37:17 +0100, B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:

>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 01:31:20 GMT, Mike Lane <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>However there seems to be this myth in the English-speaking world that
>>Italian drivers are all young dare-devils driving around at high speed
>>in very fast cars, only avoiding fatal collisions by their highly tuned
>>driving skills and lightning reactions. Anyone, it seems, who has
>>rented a car for a day or two in Italy comes back with similar tales
>>(implying of course that their own driving skills are a match of the
>>supposed Italian's). I am just saying it's not true - in my experience
>>driving in Italy is not much different from anywhere else in Europe.
>
>If you just consider that Italy has the most elderly population in
>Europe, and maybe just beat by Japan for the world record, you would
>understand that this myth can't be true.

Drop the words "young dare devils" and it is not far from the truth in some
parts of Italy.
Driving in the Rome area is nothing like anywhere else I have driven including
northern Italy and that has nothing to do with speed. Driving in the Turin and
Milan area there are a substantial number of drivers driving faster than in for
example the Netherlands.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 11:33 am
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 12:29:47 +0100, Martin
<[email protected]> wrote:

>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 10:37:17 +0100, B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 01:31:20 GMT, Mike Lane <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>However there seems to be this myth in the English-speaking world that
>>>Italian drivers are all young dare-devils driving around at high speed
>>>in very fast cars, only avoiding fatal collisions by their highly tuned
>>>driving skills and lightning reactions. Anyone, it seems, who has
>>>rented a car for a day or two in Italy comes back with similar tales
>>>(implying of course that their own driving skills are a match of the
>>>supposed Italian's). I am just saying it's not true - in my experience
>>>driving in Italy is not much different from anywhere else in Europe.
>>
>>If you just consider that Italy has the most elderly population in
>>Europe, and maybe just beat by Japan for the world record, you would
>>understand that this myth can't be true.
>
>Drop the words "young dare devils" and it is not far from the truth in some
>parts of Italy.
>Driving in the Rome area is nothing like anywhere else I have driven including
>northern Italy and that has nothing to do with speed. Driving in the Turin and
>Milan area there are a substantial number of drivers driving faster than in for
>example the Netherlands.

Rome was only exceeded by Naples.

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Old Feb 17th 2007, 1:34 pm
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Let is be knownst that on Sat, 17 Feb 2007 12:29:47 +0100, Martin
<[email protected]> writted:

>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 10:37:17 +0100, B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 01:31:20 GMT, Mike Lane <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>However there seems to be this myth in the English-speaking world that
>>>Italian drivers are all young dare-devils driving around at high speed
>>>in very fast cars, only avoiding fatal collisions by their highly tuned
>>>driving skills and lightning reactions. Anyone, it seems, who has
>>>rented a car for a day or two in Italy comes back with similar tales
>>>(implying of course that their own driving skills are a match of the
>>>supposed Italian's). I am just saying it's not true - in my experience
>>>driving in Italy is not much different from anywhere else in Europe.
>>
>>If you just consider that Italy has the most elderly population in
>>Europe, and maybe just beat by Japan for the world record, you would
>>understand that this myth can't be true.
>
>Drop the words "young dare devils" and it is not far from the truth in some
>parts of Italy.
>Driving in the Rome area is nothing like anywhere else I have driven including
>northern Italy and that has nothing to do with speed. Driving in the Turin and
>Milan area there are a substantial number of drivers driving faster than in for
>example the Netherlands.

Yes, I too see a lot of truth in this myth. Around Genova driving is
an adrenaline fueled affair. Even the plethora of aging drivers belt
along at impressive speeds.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 1:35 pm
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Let is be knownst that on Sat, 17 Feb 2007 08:16:04 +0000,
[email protected] (David Horne, _the_ chancellor (*)) writted:

>Markku Gr´┐Żnroos <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>[]
>> In Italy I have visited only northern parts of the country by car. Traffic
>> was quite civil there. For instance Spain is essentially worse. When you
>> park your car in France, odds are pretty high that when you come back you
>> find it in a state of broken mirrors and a couple of nasty dents. That's
>> mostly result of drunk driving I guess.
>
>Yes, you should really just stick to half bottles of voddy when driving.
>And getting rid of the "I hate filthy hebbe faggots" bumper sticker
>might be a good idea too.

LOL!
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 1:49 pm
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In article <1hto6vo.wml00c1kptdr6N%[email protected]>, [email protected]
(David Horne, _the_ chancellor (*)) wrote:

> *From:* [email protected] (David Horne, _the_ chancellor (*))
> *Date:* Sat, 17 Feb 2007 08:16:04 +0000
>
> Markku Gr├Ânroos <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> []
> > In Italy I have visited only northern parts of the country by car.
> > Traffic
> > was quite civil there. For instance Spain is essentially worse. When
> > you
> > park your car in France, odds are pretty high that when you come back
> > you
> > find it in a state of broken mirrors and a couple of nasty dents.
> > That's
> > mostly result of drunk driving I guess.
>
> Yes, you should really just stick to half bottles of voddy when driving.
> And getting rid of the "I hate filthy hebbe faggots" bumper sticker
> might be a good idea too.

I think it's yelling "Consult an able shrink" out the window at other
drivers that really gets to them.
 
Old Feb 17th 2007, 1:53 pm
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 23:33:36 +1100, Alan S <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 12:29:47 +0100, Martin
><[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 10:37:17 +0100, B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 01:31:20 GMT, Mike Lane <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>However there seems to be this myth in the English-speaking world that
>>>>Italian drivers are all young dare-devils driving around at high speed
>>>>in very fast cars, only avoiding fatal collisions by their highly tuned
>>>>driving skills and lightning reactions. Anyone, it seems, who has
>>>>rented a car for a day or two in Italy comes back with similar tales
>>>>(implying of course that their own driving skills are a match of the
>>>>supposed Italian's). I am just saying it's not true - in my experience
>>>>driving in Italy is not much different from anywhere else in Europe.
>>>
>>>If you just consider that Italy has the most elderly population in
>>>Europe, and maybe just beat by Japan for the world record, you would
>>>understand that this myth can't be true.
>>
>>Drop the words "young dare devils" and it is not far from the truth in some
>>parts of Italy.
>>Driving in the Rome area is nothing like anywhere else I have driven including
>>northern Italy and that has nothing to do with speed. Driving in the Turin and
>>Milan area there are a substantial number of drivers driving faster than in for
>>example the Netherlands.
>
>Rome was only exceeded by Naples.

In a one month period I saw in the Rome area
a) The result of a car, parked on a new bridge without the handbrake on, that
dropped onto the middle of the GRA. Two helicopters landing in a field alongside
the wrecked car and almost flew into each other. The police got out of the
helicopters and made a hole in a fence to reach the car. A large number sheep
followed them through the hole in the fence onto the motorway.
b) The driver of an old banger get out of his car jump over the barrier and leg
it across a field after a truck ran into the back of the banger which was
stationery in a traffic jam. He left his car where it was in the inside lane.
c) A car in a traffic jam, on one of the radial roads coming out of Rome, over
take in the dark using the grass verge. The driver did't see the deep hollow in
the grass verge where it ran alongside a stone wall. I was very impressed by the
large shower of sparks and the noise as the side of his car ground along the
wall.

and
d) Near Turin the result of a car overtaking in the fast lane and getting
squeezed between a truck and the barrier. The car driver wasn't hurt but his car
was definitely narrower afterwards.

Having said that IMO it is safer driving in Italy than NL, nobody tries to kill
you when you join and leave a motorway.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 2:00 pm
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<[email protected]> wrote:

> In article <1hto6vo.wml00c1kptdr6N%[email protected]>, [email protected]
> (David Horne, _the_ chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> > *From:* [email protected] (David Horne, _the_ chancellor (*))
> > *Date:* Sat, 17 Feb 2007 08:16:04 +0000
> >
> > Markku Gr´┐Żnroos <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > []
> > > In Italy I have visited only northern parts of the country by car.
> > > Traffic
> > > was quite civil there. For instance Spain is essentially worse. When
> > > you
> > > park your car in France, odds are pretty high that when you come back
> > > you
> > > find it in a state of broken mirrors and a couple of nasty dents.
> > > That's
> > > mostly result of drunk driving I guess.
> >
> > Yes, you should really just stick to half bottles of voddy when driving.
> > And getting rid of the "I hate filthy hebbe faggots" bumper sticker
> > might be a good idea too.
>
> I think it's yelling "Consult an able shrink" out the window at other
> drivers that really gets to them.

Then he gives them advice on penis enlargement!

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