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44 killed, 650 injured in Poland in road accidents during the weekend


Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
17 Aug 2008 /  #1
in road accidents during the weekend.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
17 Aug 2008 /  #2
And the weekends not over yet.
telefonitika  
17 Aug 2008 /  #3
thats crazy statistics ... but is that part of the annual pilgram to czestochowa that many of these have been involved in ...

maybe time for the driving system to be reviewed possibly :-/
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2008 /  #4
a lot of sad people in poland this weekend

rip
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
17 Aug 2008 /  #5
NOw who was it that said the Polish were good drivers when i said otherwise???? My god that many over one weekend!!!! Although i haven't tried to find the stats for the UK so wouldn't really know the average.

rip

not to the idiots who caused the accidents and caused the deaths!!!

RIP to everybody else
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
17 Aug 2008 /  #6
Very sad. RIP.

Didn't the weather play a big part in this too? I was talking to my mate on Warsaw on skype yesterday, and I could hear the rain lashing down, even though he had the windows closed.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
17 Aug 2008 /  #7
Didn't the weather play a big part in this too?

i'm sure it does, however if you drive safely enough in bad weather then your more than likely not going to crash.

I was talking to my mate on Warsaw on skype yesterday, and I could hear the rain lashing down, even though he had the windows closed.

lol, that is loud rain!!!!
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
17 Aug 2008 /  #8
i'm sure it does, however if you drive safely enough in bad weather then your more than likely not going to crash.

True, but if it's been dry for a long time and then you get a sudden downpour, don't the roads become oily... or something like that (I don't really know about motoring... still don't have a driving license).
Oldyoungloon - | 16  
19 Aug 2008 /  #9
Rip to all those who perished,

I'm going to poland next thursday for the first time and will be driving not particularly looking forward to it now.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
19 Aug 2008 /  #10
This seems to happen every long weekend. Very sad statistics.
RIP to the innocent.
Yanek 3 | 29  
19 Aug 2008 /  #11
That's terrible statistics. RIP.
ukpolska  
20 Aug 2008 /  #12
We are driving down to Bucharest in Romania this weekend and the route we are taking takes us through Ukraine to Romania, and to be honest I am not looking forward to it, as we did the same last year and it was a bloody nightmare.

It wasn't the Police trying to extort money out of us in both countries that was the major problem, it was the suicidal drivers that were on the roads that scared the living poo out of us.

Believe me....and I never thought I would say this after living in Poland for some time....but I was so glad to get back to driving in Poland.
HAL9009 2 | 304  
23 Aug 2008 /  #13
Why not go via Slovakia and Hungary instead?
I've done Bucuresti-Cluj-Budapest. Once you're into Hungary the roads are better as are the drivers.
Romanian roads (at least those around Cluj) are pretty bad.

don't the roads become oily

They do. But most accidents are down to speeding and bad driving amongst other things.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
23 Aug 2008 /  #14
after driving up to wladyslawowo last long weekend i can honestly say i will never ever take the drive up north again and am doubtful to ever drive a long weekend here again. good lord that was dumb and i damn near did the dumbest of all things.

I was passing and the guy in front of me must have taken on some speed while i was attempting my overtake. Generally the driver being overtaken moves a bit to the shoulder on the road to accomodate the passing vehicle to allow the passer and the oncoming traffic to fit on the road (i always do that and will continue to do so). In this case he didn't so what did i do? i pulled into the oncoming lane's shoulder and kept speed until i could move back and pass. I received a time out at the next petrol station for the manouever (well deserved).

It seems that guy took being overtaken as a personal matter as he was hell-bent on trying to overtake me after that (he had a trailer too). I wonder how many accidents are results of pi$$ing matches...
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
23 Aug 2008 /  #15
don't the roads become oily... or something like that (I don't really know about motoring... still don't have a driving license).

Quite true.....the oil and grease dropped by cars and trucks does not get washed away in a long dry spell.....then a sudden downpour brings it all to the surface.....makes it very slippery.....Maybe all car drivers should be made to ride a bike before they drive a car...they would soon learn all about tyre grip....if they survived they would be better car drivers....
Andrew78 - | 97  
23 Aug 2008 /  #16
I think people just don't know how to drive
shopgirl 6 | 928  
23 Aug 2008 /  #17
Also many drivers don't know that they should not use "cruise control" automatic function when the roads are slippery, as in rain or snow. (Do cars in Europe have this feature?) When the tires hydroplane or lose grip with the surface, they speed up rotation. Then when the tires make contact again, the sudden increase in speed tends to flip the vehicle off the road. Very scary.
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
23 Aug 2008 /  #18
That's terrible statistics. RIP.

Final was 65 killed.
noimmigration  
23 Aug 2008 /  #19
I hope poles are made to sit a uk driving test when they come to britian
Krista1980 - | 1  
23 Aug 2008 /  #20
That's really sad...my heart goes out to all who are affected!
Michal - | 1,865  
24 Aug 2008 /  #21
The Poles can not be taught to stop drinking and that is what kills them in droves. They either smoke themselves to death or drink and drive. I think it has something to do with the low level of schooling in the country.
slyski - | 1  
24 Aug 2008 /  #22
Yes, it very sad but I completely agree with you. What is wrong with this picture?
44 dead, WTF?
This is fuc!&%$ nuts for such a small country!
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
24 Aug 2008 /  #23
The Poles can not be taught to stop drinking and that is what kills them in droves. They either smoke themselves to death or drink and drive.
I think it has something to do with the low level of schooling in the country.

You are confusing Poland with Russia. 7 million alcoholics!!! That's 5% of the total population - women, the elderly and small children included.

As far as I remember you went to some "school" in Moscow. Some education, huh?
krysia 23 | 3,057  
24 Aug 2008 /  #24
They either smoke themselves to death or drink and drive.

You can't explain to them that the stuff will kill them. They learn the hard way, when it's too late.
And even then, they probably continue to drink and smoke in their grave.
polishgirltx  
24 Aug 2008 /  #25
You can't explain to them that the stuff will kill them. They learn the hard way, when it's too late.

we'll all die anyway....life is a process of dying.... let people enjoy it...
krysia 23 | 3,057  
24 Aug 2008 /  #26
we'll all die anyway

Really? :(
polishgirltx  
24 Aug 2008 /  #27
i'm sorry for bringing that up like that....i should have told you that in person....
;)
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Aug 2008 /  #28
we'll all die anyway....life is a process of dying.... let people enjoy it...

That is very much the Polish attitude. I read a book once by a man called Hill who visited Poland during Communism in his eighties. I imagine he may very well be dead by now. Anyway, he was talking about smoking and the fear of death and the answer in Poland was, 'so what? Life is very short anyway'.
polishgirltx  
25 Aug 2008 /  #29
That is very much the Polish attitude.

yawn...
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
25 Aug 2008 /  #30
so what? Life is very short anyway

actually, all things considered i'd say that's a pretty damn objective attitude, i guess what i'm trying to say is:That's Street!

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