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Other 41 Million Licensed Americans May be Unfit for Roads (take the test)

Discussion in 'General' started by Gooey_GUI, 20 May 2009.

  1. Oclocker

    Oclocker New Member

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    It works ok in practice as its the "norm" there, must admit first time was weird, kept expecting a blue light stop :) And fully agree with All cars stoppig 4 school buses. A few kids killed around here (N E Scotland) ovr a few years, stopping me car 4 a few minutes no big deal vs a dead kid.

    95% - missed yellow junction one :)
     
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  2. Snuffles

    Snuffles Dreamy Mammoth

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    You need to check your mirrors a bit more often, ambulances dont just sneak up on you.:nono:
     
  3. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    The only time you don't have to pull over and stop for emergency vehicles approaching from either direction is if you are on a divided road and the emergency vehicle is on the other side of the divide.

    Around here firetrucks often need 3 or 4 lanes to to dodge around people who don't pull over and stop - they just stop where they are.

    john
     
  4. nitrous9200

    nitrous9200 New Member

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    I got an 85% and I don't even have my full license yet. I also think a bunch of questions were badly worded and some arbitrary (the "3-second" rule and the 100 feet seem very random). I'm also not too surprised that NY drivers ranked lowest - go to NYC for a day, you'll see taxicabs flying to the next red light, almost be hit by impatient drivers, and see double/triple parked cars everywhere.
     
  5. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    Got 85% which seems fairly average, not bad seeing as I and all the other non US citizens drive under a completely different set of rules. Got the steady yellow light and indicators (turn signal) ones wrong. 100ft? not in town, it could be 1 of 2 turns in some places at that sort of distance


    The 3 seconds bit isn't just made up, it allows a safe braking distance if the car in front stops suddenly .. or hits a truck. I was taught the same by an ex policeman, recite "only a fool breaks the 3 second rule" as the car in front passes a fixed object, if you've passed that object before you finish you're too close.
     
  6. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    I got 80%, but mostly it is because I am not familiar with American road signals I guess. A diamond sign in Australia is always 'Give Way', and a flashing yellow light means give way to pedestrians if there are any.

    Can someone explain the stupidity of your school children? I mean, both lanes?!

    Laz
     
  7. Jake37

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    Its a wonder that there has not been more incidents!:read:
     

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