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can you drive in a busy road? Example in the middle of LA or Tokyo?
Posted 7/27/13
I can't drive in a city environment...
It scares me... cars will pop out of nowhere in front of me, and also buses (here in Sydney).

I don't know how others do it...
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Posted 7/27/13
i can drive the city.. but when i first started to drive i was so scared and thought i was going to crash i had sensors and everything but eventually my driving confidencce and skills increased and driving in the city became a breeze.. though in a lot of places it can get hectic with traffic and pot holes... i would prefer to have a personal driver rather than me driving... why dont you try driving a motorcycle?? they look easy to operate as long as you maintain a steady speed and balance!
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Posted 7/27/13
yea but its seriously annoying, i make sure im not on the east side of town after 2 pm cause its like a massive parking lot going back home or ANYWHERE!
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Posted 7/27/13
It's difficult for those who aren't used to driving in that type of density. I can drive in a busy road but sometimes it's very scary.

If I'm not careful accidents could happen, but most people who drive in that type of road are careful of others so i don't think it's that bad.
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Posted 7/27/13
I don't think anyone likes driving in a busy city. I can handle it better then most people I know, but I don't live in a big city so I don't have to deal with it very often.
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Posted 7/27/13
Iv drove in New York so i could probably drive anywhere.
Posted 7/27/13

Doryphoros wrote:

i can drive the city.. but when i first started to drive i was so scared and thought i was going to crash i had sensors and everything but eventually my driving confidencce and skills increased and driving in the city became a breeze.. though in a lot of places it can get hectic with traffic and pot holes... i would prefer to have a personal driver rather than me driving... why dont you try driving a motorcycle?? they look easy to operate as long as you maintain a steady speed and balance!


I have been considering motorcycles for a while.
Easier to maneuver and doesn't use much fuel.
Problem is, I don't have money to buy one
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Posted 7/27/13
As convenient motorcycles may seem(sometimes), way too dangerous in the city. Nasty nasty nasty accidents...
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Posted 7/27/13
I drove in New York, by default I can drive anywhere.

But seriously, I was kinda scared to be put in those situations when I was a noob but now I'm good anywhere frankly, well expect maybe the places where you drives on the left lane like Japan.
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Posted 7/28/13 , edited 7/28/13
I can. Problem is, I hate traffic. By the time I get to my destination, I probably lost my soul.
I just never understand why people like to slow down their cars for no reason on a busy freeway. It's like "Oh, there's no accidents or earthquakes, but I'm just going to slow down anyway because I'm a troll."

About Japan....I'm not sure. I think anyone can drive on any road in any country, though, so long as they practice and pay attention. I was pretty scared driving the first few years.....now its like "I don't care, I need to go to this location so I can leave early."
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Posted 7/28/13
I am not a very good driver so I cannot drive in high density areas. I thought I would fail my driving test because my teacher brought me to a narrow street with all sorts of vehicles and pedestrians.
They say it takes practice but I'd rather not risk other people's lives
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Posted 7/28/13 , edited 7/28/13
If you think that's scary, try a bicycle -- it's fucking terrifying. Cell phones are one of the scariest things in existence.

Luckily, I work the graveyard shift, so I'm usually only out and about at night which, believe it or not, is a lot safer. It seems like people just don't pay as much attention during the day... for reasons I can't begin to comprehend. To be fair though, I haven't yet had anything but close calls, but it puts me on alert pretty quickly whenever I go out in the day. During weekends, I just say "screw it, I'm taking the bus today."
Posted 7/28/13

theYchromosome wrote:

If you think that's scary, try a bicycle -- it's fucking terrifying. Cell phones are one of the scariest things in existence.

Luckily, I work the graveyard shift, so I'm usually only out and about at night which, believe it or not, is a lot safer. It seems like people just don't pay as much attention during the day... for reasons I can't begin to comprehend. To be fair though, I haven't yet had anything but close calls, but it puts me on alert pretty quickly whenever I go out in the day. During weekends, I just say "screw it, I'm taking the bus today."


I looove driving at night
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28 / M / Pinellas Park, FL
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Posted 7/28/13
Interesting. I've never heard of people being scared of driving in high density areas. Then again I live in NYC and I've driven the Washington D.C. metro area very frequently.

If anything I hear people complain and rage about the traffic but never actually afraid of it. When you're going at like 25-30 mph it's hard to be afraid of anything. If you're going faster than that on off-peak hours then you probably don't live in a high density area.

And to be honest as much as I think NYC and D.C. are high density I know Tokyo is by far worse. I'm pretty sure I'd have to be hospitalized from flipping off exhaustion.
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Posted 7/28/13
The trick is to get a big enough vehicle to not care about the traffic. For instance;
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