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post Jan 16 2007, 02:43 PM
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Identifying Canadian drivers...

1. - One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: MONTREAL

2. - One hand on wheel, one finger out window: TORONTO

3. - One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic: OTTAWA

4. - Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror: SASKATOON, but driving in TORONTO

5. - Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in the back seat: QUEBEC CITY

6. - One hand on 12 oz. double shot latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on radio game, banging head on steering wheel while stuck in traffic: VANCOUVER

7. - One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between both feet being on the brake and both feet on the accelerator, throwing McDonald's bag out the window: RED DEER

8. - Four wheel drive pick-up truck, shotgun mounted in rear window, beer cans on the floor, raccoon tails attached to the antenna: PRINCE GEORGE

9. - Two hands gripping wheel, blue hair barely visible above windshield driving 40 km/hr on Hwy 1 in the left lane with the left blinker on: VICTORIA

10. - One ski-doo mitt on steering wheel, one ski-doo mitt scrapper in hand out front window scrapping frost, Guess Who on 8 track playing Share The Land, hockey equipment smelling up car interior, waiting at lights for snow removal equipment to finish clearing intersection: WINNIPEG


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post Jan 16 2007, 02:49 PM
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post Jan 16 2007, 02:54 PM
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They got Toronto right...


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Come mothers and fathers / Throughout the land
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post Jan 16 2007, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ Jan 16 2007, 03:43 PM)
3. - One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic: OTTAWA


Should be this...

3. - One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic: GATINEAU


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post Jan 16 2007, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (Bigs @ Jan 16 2007, 07:17 PM)
Should be this... 

3. - One hand on wheel, one finger out window, cutting across all lanes of traffic: GATINEAU
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All that and they don't give a 2nd thought about the turn signal.........EVER.


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post Jan 16 2007, 07:49 PM
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there's no mention of anyone saying "Get out of the way EH!"

The winnipeg one is right, I was just waiting for the dozers to get out of the way the other day.


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post Jan 17 2007, 12:21 AM
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Toronto wasn't so bad, well except for rush hour on Yonge Street. It was near impossible to make a left turn, not because the traffic was that bad, but because at certain times of the day, they just don't let you.


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No left OR rights from Bloor to Shuter. Far as I know smile.gif

Once you know the side streets, Toronto isn't all that bad traffic wise.


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post Jan 17 2007, 02:07 AM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ Jan 16 2007, 03:43 PM)
Identifying Canadian drivers...

1. - One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: MONTREAL

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I learned alot about highway driving from a 3 week visit to Montreal when I went to school at the Bombardier facility by Dorval Airport.

My merging skills increased 1000%.


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post Jan 17 2007, 08:24 AM
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I've never experienced it, but from what I've heard it's sort of like parallel parking at highway speed.


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post Jan 17 2007, 08:47 AM
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Ministère des Transports du Québec Official Guide – New Drivers in Québec

1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A confident Québec driver avoids using them.

2. Under no circumstance should you maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, because somebody else will fill in the space, putting you in an even more dangerous situation.

3. The faster you drive through a red light, the less of a chance you have of getting hit.

4. Warning! Never come to a complete stop at a stop sign. No one expects it and it will result in your being rear-ended.

5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs extensive bodywork, especially with New Brunswick or Ontario plates. With no insurance, the other operator has nothing to lose.

6. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a vigorous, foot massage as the brake pedal violently pulsates. For those of you without ABS, it's a chance to strengthen your leg muscles.

7. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the right. It's a good way to prepare other drivers entering the highway.

8. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as a suggestion and are not enforceable in Québec during rush hour, especially in Montréal.

9. Just because you're in the left lane and have no room to speed up or move over doesn't mean that a Québec driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn’t think he can go faster in your spot.

10. Always brake and rubberneck when you see an accident or even someone changing a tire. This is seen as a sign of respect for the victim.

11. Learn to swerve abruptly without signaling. Québec is the home of high-speed slalom-driving; thanks to the Ministère des Transports du Québec, which puts pot-holes in key locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them alert.

12. It is tradition in Québec to honk your horn at cars in front of you that do not move three milliseconds after the light turns green.

13. To avoid injury in the event of a collision or rollover, it is important to exit your vehicle thru the windshield right away. Wearing your seat belt will only impede your hi-velocity escape from danger.

14. Remember that the goal of every Québec driver is to get ahead of the pack by whatever means necessary.

15. In Québec, 'flipping the bird' is considered a polite salute. This gesture should always be returned.


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post Jan 17 2007, 08:56 AM
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^^haha.gif haha.gif rofl.gif rofl.gif Reminds me of East coast drivers!


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