Sunday, June 7, 2009

What are you driving?

Munich is a such strange place to drive. For starters, every other call is a BMW, Audi, or Mercedes. They are all considered luxury cars in the US, but because so many companies provide these as company cars – they are quite common. You even see sights like this, with a Ferrari or an old Jaguar cruising through town. Munich has a passion for driving that I’ve never seen before. Everyone seems to be an enthusiast. So how does that explain why Munich drivers are so incredibly bad at driving. You might think I’m exaggerating here, but they are some of the worst I have seen. Offense number one: signaling and immediately moving into that lane without looking. Offense number two: aggressive autobahn driving where the outer lane is travelling 100 KM per hour, and the inner lane is 250 KM per hour – which has led to a few high-profile accidents lately. Third offense: the bike riders on two wheels – who are so convinced they have the right-of-way at all times, that they will trample you if you cross the bike lane, and will ignore all rules or people around them. All I can say, is don’t mistake a passion for driving with the ability to drive.

1 comment:

Holger said...

The lack of the ability to drive is unfortunately so true!