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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Are Asian Women Bad Drivers Part 2

I had previously written a post called Are Asian Women Bad Drivers. In that post, I asserted that Asian women, especially those in Springvale, are pretty bad drivers. Well, now there is a follow up to that story when my friend and I felt the full force of how bad Asian women drivers in Springvale are.

My friend and I had just paid for our plane tickets at the travel agent. Then as we were leaving, he was backing his car out onto Springvale road. He had finished reversing and was about to go forward. There was previously no car behind us. But then I saw a car from the side mirror who was about to turn left out of the adjacent street. I told him to "watch out, she might not see you", but he said it was ok and that she would see us. I kept looking in the side mirror and then it all started to happen. I saw that she had looked right to see there was no oncoming traffic. But she didn't once turn her head LEFT to see if there were cars already on the road. Instead she started to turn very quickly. At this stage, my friend started to honk his horn, but to no avail. She didn't even flinch and just kept accelerating. If I was him, I would have stepped onto the accelerator and gone back into the car park. I have been driving in Springvale for a while and I know how bad the drivers are. Instead he still thought that she would see us and stop. Nope! BANG! She ran right into the back of us.

The bumper bar came off my friends car. The lady pulled into the parking spot next to us and got out saying "sorry". When we asked for her driver's license, she didn't understand the word "license". This got me suspicious about how she could get her license as the driving test has to be taken in English and she must of heard of the word license at least once. As I had written in my other post, my aunties had bought their licenses and I suspect this lady had done the same. This again just confirms how dangerous it is to buy your license. Just because you think you will only be driving short distances, it doesn't mean you don't need to know the road rules.

I will say it again, NOT ALL Asian women are bad drivers, but a large majority of those in Springvale are. There needs to be changes to the licensing system. Maybe you need to be retested every few years. Everyone could do with a refresher course on the road rules, myself included. This way, if you buy your license, you will either have to keep finding people to bribe every few years, or you will actually learn the road rules.

Here is the car in its sorry state. We had to rip off the bumper bar in the end and put it in the back seat. Also the boot wouldn't close so we had to tie it down.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll get into a lot of trouble saying this - but in my opinion, majority of women are bad drivers!!


11/24/2006 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Newpine said...

Everyone's a bad driver, almost everyday I get tail-gated on the freeway regardless whether the road was busy or not. If you try to avoid speeding and drive at 100km/hr, chances are you will get tail-gated. It's unbelievable how close people tail-gates at speed over 100km/hr.

11/25/2006 2:33 PM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Stan, I don't know if the majority of women are bad drivers, but certainly a large percentage of those bad drivers must live in Springvale.

Newpine, I hate getting tail gated too. It's so stupid why people do that. It's not like you can get to your destination any faster if you tail gate someone.

11/26/2006 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Tailgating... get you asses in the snail lane on the left... sick of you slow-asses getting in the way. Just bcos your driving at the speed limit doesn't mean its ok to hog the fast lanes... jeez

Re women drivers being bad: don't disagree with you on that one... but here's another statement of fact... women can't read maps... unless they're holding it upside down and you color in the route you want them to see in texta. Most chicks will agree with that.


11/27/2006 10:24 AM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Anonymous, hahahaha, I wouldn't want to get in your way when I'm driving.

11/27/2006 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you the one who smacks into cars every second week and causes hugh jams on tulla freeway?

11/30/2006 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask this lady if she has a Crown Casino card.

She'll know what you are talking about!!

11/12/2007 3:40 PM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Anonymous, she might have a Crown card, but that's another stereotype altogether. Not entirely untrue though.

11/12/2007 11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asian Drivers are is not being racist it is just a fact of life.. they do not pay attention, they drive to slow, which hello is why we have sooo much traffic...and who the hell makes a left hand turn from the right lane...oh yeah's kinda like saying most asians are really smart and they are but also most asians are really bad drivers...and that is a FACT!!!!!!

10/24/2008 10:59 AM  

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