A Conversation for Driving Etiquette - Germany
bharf Started conversation Jun 8, 2002
One of the main problems confronting (especially non-Europeans) when they drive in Germany, is that the German driving style is decisive and assertive. Once they've indicated an intention to do something, they'll do it; and often with great speed.
If you behave differently, there's hell to pay!
Should you ever become geographically embarassed, it is absolutely vital that you should look as though you know where you're going anyway. Never, ever change your mind about an indicated turn or lane change.
Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese Posted Jun 10, 2002
'indicating'? What's that please? Germans don't do it, or *if* at all, then they do it while already being midway into the maneouvre.
See also A344251
bharf Posted Jun 11, 2002
Germans don't indicate? They must all have been foreigners with D registration that I saw.
There are plenty of Police in marked and unmarked cars, making sure that Germans indicate. Older drivers may not yet have acquired the habit; it wasn't necessary in the 1960's. (I wasn't old enough to drive back then; nothing motorised, anyway.)
In comparison to Australians, the Germans are absolute angels at indicating. I know; just about scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Thanks for the link to the guide entry. It needs some fixing... no mention of the A31 for one thing.
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