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Old Nov 9th 2011, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob View Post
The one in Augusta, it's about 6 exits, that feeds entrance to a couple major roads, that feed into another roundabout, and one exit feeds into a bridge almost.
There had to have been a Brit involved in the design of that one
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cars don't stop for pedestrians on a crossing at the best of times
They never do here either. It's a real pain. Even on the little village streets at school let out time the bastards don't stop - or peep you when you do. Dick heads.

I purposefully stop at all of them at school times and whenever I see somebody waiting to cross at any time. I make the whole pissing road slow down and try to teach them.
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Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza View Post
Older generation Italians can't do roundabouts - they spout out at all angles, stop in the middle for a look around and never indicate. I would dearly love to teach some of them what road rage means but all I can do in desperate proximity is blow my horn in the hope that they wake up.
Didn't realise Italians could drive at the best of times

A mate at uni was a driving instructor in Milan...would normally take 20-40 mins to get to LHR depending on traffic. He was taking a friend there who once there realised he left his passport behind. Mate was able to drive back and forth within 15 minutes, a minute to spare before the gates closed.

Proper mental....the M25 was one big gokart track for him
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Didn't realise Italians could drive at the best of times
Darling they can't. In this small place 95% of them are crap. In the bigger cities like Naples or Milan or Rome, imagine the carnage and the percentages. In fact - most Italians from the North would try and avoid driving around Naples or Rome.
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Didn't realise Italians could drive at the best of times

A mate at uni was a driving instructor in Milan...would normally take 20-40 mins to get to LHR depending on traffic. He was taking a friend there who once there realised he left his passport behind. Mate was able to drive back and forth within 15 minutes, a minute to spare before the gates closed.

Proper mental....the M25 was one big gokart track for him
You mean it isn't actually meant to be a big go-kart track?
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Originally Posted by paranoidandroid View Post
You mean it isn't actually meant to be a big go-kart track?
Not exactly Laguna Seca, is it?
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Originally Posted by paranoidandroid View Post
And that's why it's called the pet peeves thread. People that don't like what's posted on the pet peeves thread just because it's "superior", are one of my pet peeves too.
Stop nit picking.
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Not exactly Laguna Seca, is it?
Who knows. I've never been there, and you've only ripped around the Laguna Seca course on screen, haven't you?
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Stop nit picking.
I will, if everyone else will!
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Originally Posted by paranoidandroid View Post
Who knows. I've never been there, and you've only ripped around the Laguna Seca course on screen, haven't you?
It's marginally more exciting than the time I was in a coach on the M25 though ...
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
It's marginally more exciting than the time I was in a coach on the M25 though ...
I've never been in a coach on the M25, so I can't comment.
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I've never been in a coach on the M25, so I can't comment.
It was only the Gatwick-Heathrow shuttle. I'm not even 100% sure it was even the M25 now I come to think of it.

I wish I'd made the most of it now, had I realised I'd only get to see England two more times after that
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Originally Posted by N1cky View Post
We have a small residential one near us, and two of the on roads have stop sings at them
It's that one at the Commons, because it has no stop signs. I entered it yesterday to find a car barreling towards me, giving a 'royal wave' to acknowledge he was going the wrong way. Then I sat there as 4 more cars sped across it, steadfastly looking neither to right nor left.

They either have to put stop signs all around them, which rather defeats the object, or have some kind of national awareness campaign about how they work.
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Folk that leave flippen Garage Sale signs out and when you get there its either ended or was last week!!
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
It's that one at the Commons, because it has no stop signs. I entered it yesterday to find a car barreling towards me, giving a 'royal wave' to acknowledge he was going the wrong way. Then I sat there as 4 more cars sped across it, steadfastly looking neither to right nor left.

They either have to put stop signs all around them, which rather defeats the object, or have some kind of national awareness campaign about how they work.
I swear you would make a fortune setting up a Brit cafe overlooking that roundabout, you could just sit and watch the idiots all day
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