You should come to British Columbia, Canada.
We have the added "bonus" of Chinese immigrants who can't read road signs or speak English being given drivers' licenses. They're even allowed to
take their knowledge test in Chinese which is completely ridiculous.
Where I live, it's a city known for poor drivers over other cities, even with our provincially run insurance company, ICBC. We have three roundabouts
in this city of 100,000, I've seen people come up to them, and be completely baffled as to how to approach.
Flashing green, flashing orange, and flashing red lights appear to be a complete mystery to most drivers as to what they mean. Approach a three or
four way stop with caution in this town. People have absolutely no idea what a "four way stop" means. God help us, stay off the roads completely if
there's been a city wide power outage and ALL the lights in the city are flashing red.
Merging ability is pretty much non existent, I see people on cell phones every single time I go out (despite it being illegal here in BC - you can use
cell phones but must be handsfree). We also have the dubious distinction of being one of the best pot growing regions in the world here in the
Okanagan, and I often have a car around me with the window down who's driver is obviously smoking pot while driving.
Every single time the weather is bad, there is some sort of massive traffic accident. The first time every year there's even a little bit of snow,
accidents are plentiful and usually we get warnings on the radio about only going out on the road if absolutely neccessary due to high accident
The other day I got yelled at by someone speeding past overtaking me as I was doing 30 kph in a 30 kph school zone during school hours, with kids on
the highway. He was so busy yelling at me and flipping me the bird that if a kid had of stepped out on the clearly marked cross walk he probably
wouldn't have seen them in time to stop.
Our provincial insurance company ICBC actually had a campaign going a while ago to try and bring back the "courtesy wave" for drivers when someone
does something nice like let you into a line of traffic, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears here.
I got pulled over by a cop a few weeks back, I drive a 300 hp vehicle but was doing 50 kph in a 60 kph zone. He asked me why I was driving so slowly,
said it was usually an indication of someone who was drunk driving slowly in a powerful car. I pointed out the children walking along the edge of the
highway (which actually didn't have a sidewalk) and said that I ALWAYS drive slowly when kids are present, even with a sidewalk, as you never know
when they're going to step out without looking. He told me that even HE hadn't noticed the kids (but could see them, as they were walking right by
where I was stopped), and commended me for good observation skills and cautious driving.
edit on 28-5-2012 by babybunnies because: (no reason