Post by Bad Drivers of the DC Area on Mar 20, 2014 15:45:34 GMT -5
So... South American driving is pretty weird.
In Buenos Aires there's lanes, but they're just a recomendation, sometimes those lanes are erased due to repaving of the roads and no one taking the time to paint those lines until like a year later.
In an intersection, the guy with the most balls is the one who passes, or the road with the most amount of cars coming. Also, if a bus is coming to the intersection, he will not stop for you, so you start praying if you pass in front of a bus.
Stop signs are useless:
Pedestrians do not have the right of way, cars do. If you want to kill yourself, it's easier.
This is the average drive:
When you're outside of the city, there's usually only a few highways, those highways usually have a speed limit between 100 to 130km/h, most of them ae just ''routes'', which are one lane per side, passing is usually allowed unless marked. You may pass behind another car:
Traffic laws are usually not enforced by the police unless it's an accident. In that case the police does an accident report.
Buenos Aires is full of speed cameras, so watch out.
In conclusion, it's a nice city, depending on which part, however the driving is a nightmare.
Currently driving: '15 Corolla LE '13 Honda CR-V EX AWD
Post by HLW OnTheRoad on Mar 20, 2014 18:57:13 GMT -5
Interesting! I have seen some other driving videos from dash cam users on Youtube from other South-American countries (Brazil and Columbia). I'm not sure if driving in Argentina is different than the other South-American countries though.
It also reminds me of the Southern-European drive style. As "Dashcam Drenthe" said it kinds looks like the how the Italians drive.
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