Driving in Queensland (in Australia) is an experience like no other. For Americans, this is a bit like driving in Los Angeles without the same volume of cars.
Every time I get behind the wheel in Queensland, I get angry. Thus, I’ve composed “ten tell-tale signs that you’re driving in Queensland”. Have at!
- People tend to tailgate on flat straight stretches of road
- Drivers rarely possess the ability to turn a corners at speed (especially at intersections)
- Drivers *never* look early before approaching a give way, roundabout, slip lane etc
- Almost no one indicates when changing lanes, exiting a roundabout, pulling over
- No one can handle a roundabout, period.
- People either go 10-20+ kms/hr under or 10-20+ kms/hr over the speed limit, but seem incapable of actually driving AT the speed limit (rendering cruise control pointless on freeways)
- Half the cars on the road should be scrapped
- People queue over intersections and “keep clear” sections
- No one enters a freeway at the posted limit (because merging into a 110 zone at 90 is so much easier)
- Most people (especially 4WD and SUVs with large suspension) crawl to less than 5 kms/hr when crossing any kind of speed bump (in suburban areas, shopping malls)