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This post was edited by WhiteBear at 2013-7-31 12:23|
We all know, that the traffic in China is a little different than in the other parts of the world.
It is still improving, but there are some "specialites de la masion"...
What are Your driving tips?
I have few from my own experience - for the 2-wheelers:
- bigger vechicles have more rights because are bigger (and "don't see the smaller ones")
- noisy vechicle may mean:
a) that the driver wants to do any maneuver, especially passing the other vechicle or pedestrian, overtaking, crossing the road...
b) short signal means the driver who knows what he is doing, but wants to have priority, or just signals the important maneuver
c) long signal means the driver who wants to have priority no matter of the other vechicles
d) long and frequent signals means that the driver is an a....hole without the driving skills, is drunk, furious, or all the factors previously listed and some additional too
- driving on the sidewalks/shoulder/bicycle lane
a) driving in the same direction that the road lane - keep close to the road to pass the exhibit "b" or the other obstacles
b) driving in the oposite direction - keep out from the trafic lane
c) take special care when closing to bends - sometimes just after the bend may be the vehicle that uses all the width of the shoulder/sidewalk/bicycle lane
- be prepared, that some vechicles don't use the lights, while other use "all the factory gave and some additional too" (that means You will see nothing but the lights, and if You don't take special care it will be the last thing You see). Good example are the lorries using the very bright reversing lights (at the sides of the lorry), anti-fog lights and the long lights - all in the middle of the city ... to be "visible"
- mirrors on the 2-wheelers are to hang some items on it - for example the raincoat, but very few people use it to check the traffic around
- old people on the bicycle may use all the width of the road and do the very unexpected maneuvers
a) looking around by turning the bike
b) "sneaking" because of pedalling
c) doing sharp turns across the driving lane/road
- people driving with the back straight and nose up are dangerous because
a) they drive while having the eyesight problems
b) they feel superior
- people on the scooters riding with the leggs straight (almost touching the road surface) are dangerous because
a) they don't have breaks
b) they don't have driving skills
c) they are affraid of driving
- if You see the bicycle/bike riding very slowly - be aware that it may be
a) whole familly riding
b) old person, or the person without the driving skill
c) drunk person
...of course it can be just the electric scooter "out of juice"
- when You overtake
a) if the road is wide - just overtake
b) if the road is narrow - give the short sound signal before, unless the overtaked driver is an old person (who may for example turn around together with the bicycle to identify the sound)
c) expect unexpected
- on the traffic lights
a) some of the 2-wheelers don't respect the traffic lights "because it is for cars of course"
b) some just slow down and use the sidewalk
c) don't be surprised by the bicycle going straight across the middle of the intersection, in the opposite direction, on the red light "because this way is shorter"
- some vehicles rides in the opposite direction because it is the shortcut ("who would go to the next crossroad only to turn back?!")
Hm. That's what I can say at this moment, maybe later I'll add more, but I'm especially waiting for the car drivers tips.