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Check out the folllowing road rules.......Sound familiar?
Basic rules for Driving in Sydney
>1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A real Sydney driver never
uses them.
>2. Under no circumstances should you leave a safe distance between you and
the car in front of you, or somebody else will fill in that space putting you
in an even more dangerous situation.
>3. Crossing two or more lanes in a single lane-change is considered "going
with the flow."
>4. The faster you drive through a red light, the smaller the chance you
have of getting hit.
>5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork. The
other guy doesn't have anything to lose.
>6. Braking is to be done as hard and as late as possible to ensure that
your ABS kicks in, giving a nice, relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal
pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it's a chance to stretch your legs.
>7. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as suggestions and are
apparently not enforceable in the metro area during rush hour.
>8. Please remember that there is no such thing as a shortcut during
rush-hour traffic in Sydney.
>9. Always slow down and rubber-neck when you see an accident or even
someone changing a tyre.
>10. Everybody thinks their vehicle is better than yours, especially 4WD
>11. Learn to swerve abruptly. Sydney is the home of High-Speed Slalom
Driving thanks to the RTA, which puts potholes in key locations to test
drivers' reflexes and keep them on their toes.
>12. It is traditional in Sydney to honk your horn at cars that don't move
the instant the light changes.
>13. Seeking eye contact with another driver revokes your right of way.
>14. Never take a green light at face value. Always look right and left
before proceeding.
>15. Remember that the goal of every Sydney driver is to get there first, by
whatever means necessary.
>16. Real Sydney women drivers can put on pantyhose and apply eye makeup at
75 k/ph in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
>17. Real Sydney men drivers can remove pantyhose and a bra at 75k/ph in
bumper-to-bumper traffic.
>18. Heavy fog and rain are no reasons to change any of the previously
listed rules. These weather conditions are God's way ensuring a natural
selection process for body shops, junkyards, and new vehicle sales.
>19. There is a common held belief in Sydney that highspeed tailgating in
heavy traffic reduces petrol consumption as you get sucked along in the
slipstream of the car in front.
>20. It's OK to cut off fully loaded semi-trailers, road trains and buses
because they have brakes.
>21. It is an essential duty of the driver to preserve the life of their
passengers. Hence no matter how much of an inconvenience it may be, always
find a detour around Mt Druit, Redfern, Lakemba, Punchbowl, Cabramatta and
Kings Cross.
>22. Always anticipate oncoming traffic while driving down a one way street.
>23. It's O.K when driving in Sydney's Western suburbs to air your
grievances at bad drivers by giving the "one finger salute" while screaming
out "not so nice person " . But it is imperative you are driving a turbo charged 5 litre
V8 with a crow bar in your lap.

While deployed to Saudi Arabia, I learned that in any situation the larger vehicle always has the right-of-way.

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In Saudi Arabia, if hit by another car its your fault because "Allah willed it." You are a foreigner. Thats what a friend told me who worked there in the early 80's.
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