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Twelve Ways to Divide Poland


amiga500 3 | 1,517
15 May 2021 #2
hahaha drunken brit chavs! wipe them off the map!
jon357 71 | 21,107
15 May 2021 #3
The driving one is spot on.
pawian 195 | 19,915
15 May 2021 #4
The driving one

That is a negative stereotype, of course. :)
pawian 195 | 19,915
15 May 2021 #6
Cannon into Space? it sounds dramatic.
Alien 12 | 1,984
12 May 2022 #7
Bad drivers everywhere? It is obsolet, just not up to date.
jon357 71 | 21,107
20 Jun 2022 #8
Bad drivers everywhere? I

Yes. Accident rates are still high.
Alien 12 | 1,984
21 Jun 2022 #9
Poles drive better and better and have more motorways.
jon357 71 | 21,107
21 Jun 2022 #10
No, the accident statistics show how bad driving is there, very high accident rates, Among the highest in Europe.
Alien 12 | 1,984
28 Jun 2022 #11
@jon357
Number of fatalities in road accidentd in Poland:
2019 - ca. 2900
2020 - ca. 2500
2021 - ca. 2250
Soon Polish roads will be very safe.
jon357 71 | 21,107
28 Jun 2022 #12
Yes, still very high.

Driving standards need to be improved.

In Poland they are low.
Alien 12 | 1,984
28 Jun 2022 #13
@jon357
You must know that Poland has a transit traffic of many wild foreign drivers.
jon357 71 | 21,107
28 Jun 2022 #14
many wild foreign drivers

The locals are bad enough.

The overwhelming majority of drivers are not driving through to Belarus or wherever. They are local. Accident levels are very high in Poland; it is not a nation of good drivers.

Those very few who are just passing through tend to use specific routes. Accidents, as you know, are everywhere there.
Miloslaw 14 | 4,719
29 Jun 2022 #15
Polish drivers are, without question, some.of rhe.worst in Europe.
It has to be seen to be believed!
I won't drive in Poland any more after what I have seen.
Even in the UK, Poles are regularly in the news for their appalling driving.
Often ending in death.
Alien 12 | 1,984
30 Jun 2022 #16
One day all bad drivers in Poland will die out.
jon357 71 | 21,107
30 Jun 2022 #17
Given the high death rate this is likely.
Alien 12 | 1,984
15 Jul 2022 #18
@Miloslaw
You drive on the wrong side in UK.
pawian 195 | 19,915
27 Jul 2022 #19
Those Europe`s Ultima Thules are intriguing. Brits have wrong side for driving while Eastern nations like Ukraine have different width of railway tracks than Europe and all trains have to change their wheel system at the border. But it is the heritage of the Soviets and Ukrainians have already vowed to change it.
Alien 12 | 1,984
10 Aug 2022 #20
Everybody knows, the trucks in russia are on the dick bigger.😁
Miloslaw 14 | 4,719
10 Aug 2022 #21
You drive on the wrong side in UK.

No, we drive on the left side.
Alien 12 | 1,984
12 Aug 2022 #22
@Miloslaw - left side....
Exactly, but those on the right hand have priority at the intersection, as in our( normal) case.
⬆️↗️➡️↘️⬇️↙️⬅️↖️⬆️
jon357 71 | 21,107
12 Aug 2022 #23
normal

Not so normal. Much of the world drives on the left and accident statistics show that this is better.
Alien 12 | 1,984
14 Aug 2022 #24
However, there are no such high speed police chases in Europe as in GB or US.
jon357 71 | 21,107
14 Aug 2022 #25
Europe as in GB

The UK is in Europe and there aren't many police chases.

And the accident levels are very low; through safer driving and driving on the correct side.
Alien 12 | 1,984
14 Aug 2022 #26
I remember that in London, when I was crossing a pedestrian crossing, cars always wanted to run over me because they were coming from the wrong side, i.e. from the right.
Lenka 3 | 2,875
14 Aug 2022 #27
through safer driving and driving on the correct side.

And through roads so narrow half of the time you drive single file.
jon357 71 | 21,107
14 Aug 2022 #28
narrow

Yes. It always seemed normal to me when I lived there and really became noticeable for me after I'd left and started to go back for visits.

Many are like that due to being old and can't easily be widened due to historic buildings. Others are built that way to reduce drivers' speed which usually works.

They can say what they like about people in the UK, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a few other places driving on the left however accident levels are low in most of those countries.

I read that in pre-car days most countries had horse traffic on the left. Then the vile Napoleon changed sides in places he invaded and the even viler Hitler did the same.

Presumably independent pre-partition Poland was the same.
Alien 12 | 1,984
25 Sep 2022 #29
@jon357
Not in India. Accident level in India is very high. 2019 over 150k fatalities.
jon357 71 | 21,107
25 Sep 2022 #30
As mentioned, in most. Certainly in the European countries and in East Asia, there are fewer accidents in countries who drive, like the UK, Ireland etc, on the correct side.

Since we're dividing Poland, although Polish driving standards are extremely low, I wonder which zabór has the worst accident rates.


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