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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Re: My first near death experience (in my car)
My mate got swiped by a Polish HGV driver the other day actually. My mate's fresh out the army and wanted to sock the bloke one, but luckily he didn't.
Apparently his Mazda 323F has a black smudge all down it now.
I don't want to be the racist Johnny Foreigner basher, but alot of them are off their heads.
i'm half Polish.
The problem is...thanks to the EU, Poland has gone from A-Z is so many ways, but with nothing in between. So, a Pole can now easily get his hands on an AMG Merc, trading up from his FSO. The leap - power at least - is frightening.
The UK is lucky that over time its economic growth has been relative to the development of many other aspects of society. Our roads have got - mainly - safer, at the same time as our cars and attitudes to driving have got safer.
Poland hasn't enjoyed this controlled growth. A 500bhp Merc can now thunder down a track fit for horses controlled by safe thinking/initiatives that are fifty years old (if they exist at all).
I'm not making excuses for the Poles...but I can understand why in the UK accidents with Eastern European drivers are increasing.
A driver is always faithful to a car that's always faithful to its driver.
Sometimes in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.