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2013-10-31 03:12:23 PM  
Buckle up for your wild ride!
 
2013-10-31 03:14:18 PM  
I've been a witness to every single one of those infractions many times over. Never once seen a guy do any of them.
 
2013-10-31 03:14:33 PM  
Driving advise from Asians? lol
 
2013-10-31 03:14:47 PM  
And remember that driving harms ovaries.  What's with driving and being a "masculine" thing?  It's not like the biotruths gang can pull their stupid "evolutionary psychology" untruths for a concept that has only existed a century.
 
2013-10-31 03:14:58 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-31 03:15:22 PM  
I'm making popcorn for this thread.
 
2013-10-31 03:16:08 PM  
www.lolwtfcomics.com
 
2013-10-31 03:16:15 PM  
"This is discrimination! Many male drivers are idiots, too," wrote one angry reader.

Wait until they find out they are ALL Asian.
 
2013-10-31 03:16:38 PM  

Russ1642: I've been a witness to every single one of those infractions many times over. Never once seen a guy do any of them.


Fewer guys driving in high heels.

/if said "fewer," not "no."
 
2013-10-31 03:16:39 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-10-31 03:17:50 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Driving advise from Asians? lol

ROR

FTFY
 
2013-10-31 03:19:24 PM  
cdn.roflzone.com
 
2013-10-31 03:20:12 PM  
I work late a lot and take cabs home.  One night I got into a cab whose driver was East Asian and a woman.  In the two years I've been doing this job I've taken cabs scores of times, but have only had two woman cabbies, and no other East Asians.  As a crappy joke I posted a status, "Cabby is an Asian woman. Tell mother I love her."  At least I thought it was a joke.  The next 30 minutes went down something like this:

"Cabby needs directions to the highway" (which was two blocks from where I got in)

"She just ran a red light to make a U-turn from the far right of three lanes"

"She's stopped diagonally across two lanes"

"Honked at... again"

"Oh thank you God"

[/csb]

/hate away, I deserve it
 
2013-10-31 03:20:24 PM  

ChipNASA:


Damn you was just going to post that.
 
2013-10-31 03:20:51 PM  

ikanreed: And remember that driving harms ovaries.  What's with driving and being a "masculine" thing?  It's not like the biotruths gang can pull their stupid "evolutionary psychology" untruths for a concept that has only existed a century.


Men, due to their evolutionary role as hunters focus on details in dangerous situations. Women had a different role of being gatherers, mean their attention is divided into the whole environment with concern to risk. And yes, I know what is coming out of my keyboard is utter bullshiat that has only the slightest whiff of legitimacy that in more capable hands could totally threadshiat this motherfarker.
 
2013-10-31 03:20:52 PM  

In total, six shortcomings of female drivers were listed on the police microblog: a lack of a sense of direction, wearing high heels while driving, an inability to control a car's gas and brake pedals, driving with the hand brake on, forgetting to switch gears while driving and getting flustered after an accident.
...
The postings seem to have been prompted by a spat of recent traffic accidents in China which supposedly highlight many of the bad habits.

In one case, a woman named Liu allegedly got into a car accident after her high heel got stuck between the pedals. In the accompanying cartoon for that Weibo post, a woman is depicted driving a car shaped like a high heel.


How dare the police use actual (alleged) events as examples to make a point!


PS Dear article author - you wanted the word 'spate', not 'spat'.
 
2013-10-31 03:21:19 PM  
I have lived in Beijing. Nobody there should be giving driving advice to anybody.

Mandatory posting for every Chinese traffic thread.

/silly commuter, bike lanes are for taxis!
 
2013-10-31 03:23:02 PM  
The cops forgot the whole putting on make-up thing
 
2013-10-31 03:24:18 PM  
Well, I do agree with the bit about high heels.


durbnpoisn.comli.com
 
2013-10-31 03:24:20 PM  

ChipNASA: [cdn.roflzone.com image 620x614]



Haven't seen that one before!
 
2013-10-31 03:26:00 PM  
I'd like to see a study a done. I mean, men and women function differently. Everyone knows that (though some rabidly deny it, for some reason). But, Asian women ... why? Why would they function differently from a European-American or such? Unless they grew up in China or such.
 
2013-10-31 03:28:03 PM  
When driving behind a Chinese driver and passengers, be prepared to stop at any time due to a spontaneous fire drill.
 
2013-10-31 03:28:04 PM  

durbnpoisn: Well, I do agree with the bit about high heels.


[durbnpoisn.comli.com image 35x35]


I've actually found that having shoewear at all debilitates my ability to sense what's going on with the pedal.  High heels seem like asking for trouble.
 
2013-10-31 03:28:47 PM  
cdn.motinetwork.net
 
2013-10-31 03:30:16 PM  

Inchoate: I have lived in Beijing. Nobody there should be giving driving advice to anybody.

Mandatory posting for every Chinese traffic thread.

/silly commuter, bike lanes are for taxis!


Farking funniest thing I've ever read.
 
2013-10-31 03:33:15 PM  
As a female currently working on getting a driver's license, I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/would like to affix the STUDENT DRIVER sign to the top of my car forever
//everyone gets the hell out of my way when they see that thing
 
2013-10-31 03:35:39 PM  

Chinchillazilla: As a female currently working on getting a driver's license, I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/would like to affix the STUDENT DRIVER sign to the top of my car forever
//everyone gets the hell out of my way when they see that thing


A big student driver sign is one thing I pay a lot of attention to. Never let them out of your sight because they may suddenly stop, swerve into your lane, make an illegal turn, signal the wrong way, etc.
 
2013-10-31 03:36:11 PM  

JPSimonetti: I'd like to see a study a done. I mean, men and women function differently. Everyone knows that (though some rabidly deny it, for some reason). But, Asian women ... why? Why would they function differently from a European-American or such? Unless they grew up in China or such.


Whether they stay at home, or come to the US, they are at a severe disadvantage for driving well.

Why?

Because they weren't driven around as kids.  They didn't spend 30 minutes to 2 hours every day, listening to mom, watching the traffic, observing the sights and sounds of other drivers.  5 hours in a classroom and 20 hours with an instructor behind the wheel is no substitute for the thousands of hours that a highly plastic and learning-hungry child's brain went through here (or in France, or England, or Australia, or wherever).
 
2013-10-31 03:37:35 PM  

JPSimonetti: I'd like to see a study a done. I mean, men and women function differently. Everyone knows that (though some rabidly deny it, for some reason). But, Asian women ... why? Why would they function differently from a European-American or such? Unless they grew up in China or such.


Most Asian countries have very chaotic, cutthroat, free-for-all traffic. If you learned to drive in one of those cultures, or learned to drive from someone who did, chances are you will inherit a fast-and-loose driving style that, uh, contrasts with more orderly traffic customs.

Women are not inherently poorer drivers than men. However, in some societies, women may be less likely to have driving experience or the opportunity to obtain it, or may be strongly socialized to believe that driving is a "masculine" skill and thus perhaps be inclined to take it less seriously.

It is true that elaborate footwear can interfere with pedal operation if one is not careful, and that women are more likely to wear it; however, this is a pretty small contributor to traffic mishaps as a whole.
 
2013-10-31 03:43:23 PM  
This should be a well-reasoned thread, I'm sure
 
2013-10-31 03:44:07 PM  

zulius: This should be a well-reasoned thread, I'm sure


What? Racist, sexist losers on fark?
 
Ant
2013-10-31 03:45:10 PM  

Russ1642: I've been a witness to every single one of those infractions many times over. Never once seen a guy do any of them.


Confirmation bias
 
2013-10-31 03:46:15 PM  

zulius: This should be a well-reasoned thread, I'm sure


God, I hope not. I want to see more funny pictures.
 
2013-10-31 03:46:38 PM  

Ant: Russ1642: I've been a witness to every single one of those infractions many times over. Never once seen a guy do any of them.

Confirmation bias


There's no place for reason in this discussion killjoy.
 
2013-10-31 03:50:54 PM  

Snarfangel: zulius: This should be a well-reasoned thread, I'm sure

God, I hope not. I want to see more funny pictures.


Asian Women Only Parking Lot.

jokes.conservativepapers.com
 
2013-10-31 03:52:17 PM  

Chinchillazilla: As a female currently working on getting a driver's license, I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/would like to affix the STUDENT DRIVER sign to the top of my car forever
//everyone gets the hell out of my way when they see that thing


You don't look Asian, so don't worry. Your skills will improve and soon you will laugh at your own comment.

/also a student driver
 
2013-10-31 03:54:01 PM  

Russ1642: Chinchillazilla: As a female currently working on getting a driver's license, I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/would like to affix the STUDENT DRIVER sign to the top of my car forever
//everyone gets the hell out of my way when they see that thing

A big student driver sign is one thing I pay a lot of attention to. Never let them out of your sight because they may suddenly stop, swerve into your lane, make an illegal turn, signal the wrong way, etc.


The worst part is that they usually drive the actual speed limit instead of with the flow of traffic.  it like they are teaching them about rules or something...
 
2013-10-31 03:55:22 PM  
Cha Sa-soon, a 68 year-old woman in Jeongju, South Korea, has finally passed her driving test after four years, $4,200 in application fees, and 950 attempts.
Her written driver's exam, that is. Cha still has to master the driving portion of the test behind the wheel of an actual car (okay, maybe like a Kia rather than an actual car-car) in order to get her license.



disgrasian.com
 
2013-10-31 03:56:19 PM  

wingnut396: Russ1642: Chinchillazilla: As a female currently working on getting a driver's license, I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/would like to affix the STUDENT DRIVER sign to the top of my car forever
//everyone gets the hell out of my way when they see that thing

A big student driver sign is one thing I pay a lot of attention to. Never let them out of your sight because they may suddenly stop, swerve into your lane, make an illegal turn, signal the wrong way, etc.

The worst part is that they usually drive the actual speed limit instead of with the flow of traffic.  it like they are teaching them about rules or something...


I remember being a student driver. There's that sensory overload as you approach a big busy intersection. I hated that feeling.
 
Ant
2013-10-31 03:56:24 PM  

ikanreed: It's not like the biotruths gang can pull their stupid "evolutionary psychology" untruths for a concept that has only existed a century.


That's what you think. Watch as they relate hunter/gatherer origins to navigation ability and spatial reasoning.
 
2013-10-31 03:59:16 PM  

ChipNASA: Cha Sa-soon, a 68 year-old woman in Jeongju, South Korea, has finally passed her driving test after four years, $4,200 in application fees, and 950 attempts.


Is that Korean for Spongebob?
 
Ant
2013-10-31 03:59:24 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: I work late a lot and take cabs home.  One night I got into a cab whose driver was East Asian and a woman.  In the two years I've been doing this job I've taken cabs scores of times, but have only had two woman cabbies, and no other East Asians.  As a crappy joke I posted a status, "Cabby is an Asian woman. Tell mother I love her."  At least I thought it was a joke.  The next 30 minutes went down something like this:

"Cabby needs directions to the highway" (which was two blocks from where I got in)

"She just ran a red light to make a U-turn from the far right of three lanes"

"She's stopped diagonally across two lanes"

"Honked at... again"

"Oh thank you God"

[/csb]

/hate away, I deserve it


The most terrifying cab ride I've ever had was with a Chilean cabby in Vancouver, BC. I really thought I was going to die.
 
2013-10-31 04:03:12 PM  
I live in a heavily Asianized part of Los Angeles - 2nd generation Asians complain about the the Asian drivers.
 Daily I see some Asian woman take a right corner in her BMW 750 at 14 mph with left blinker on.
 If they're in an intersection (residential) and not sure where they are they will stop in the middle of the intersection so the can look down all the streets to get their bearings.
When pulling out into traffic they wait until you're almost on them then pull out in front of you and roar down the street at 14 mph.
At a stoplight they leave at least 1 car length, often 2, between them & the car in front of them
Oh and: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5MJbZ4l4J8
 
2013-10-31 04:12:14 PM  

Inchoate: I have lived in Beijing. Nobody there should be giving driving advice to anybody.

Mandatory posting for every Chinese traffic thread.


that is outstanding
 
2013-10-31 04:13:35 PM  

Russ1642: I remember being a student driver. There's that sensory overload as you approach a big busy intersection. I hated that feeling.


The entire reason why I'm big on privatization is that I could take my driver's test at 8 AM on a Sunday and balance out the "Ok, I actually have to obey laws" with "If I obey laws on this road, I'm gonna die".  Even then, it still took 2 tries.

/Mind you, I moved from Michigan (Go slow, leave a lot of space, be sedate) to California and became a horrid driver because you have to be so aggressive and I don't know how to be aggressive properly.
 
2013-10-31 04:25:18 PM  

Russ1642: wingnut396: Russ1642: Chinchillazilla: As a female currently working on getting a driver's license, I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/would like to affix the STUDENT DRIVER sign to the top of my car forever
//everyone gets the hell out of my way when they see that thing

A big student driver sign is one thing I pay a lot of attention to. Never let them out of your sight because they may suddenly stop, swerve into your lane, make an illegal turn, signal the wrong way, etc.

The worst part is that they usually drive the actual speed limit instead of with the flow of traffic.  it like they are teaching them about rules or something...

I remember being a student driver. There's that sensory overload as you approach a big busy intersection. I hated that feeling.


So far I don't mind intersections much. What I hate is coming up to a point where semis are merging onto the road I'm on. Semis scare the hell out of me.
 
2013-10-31 04:47:11 PM  
I'll take a lady Asian cabbie any day over the cab drivers in Naples (Italy, not Florida). They are the craziest farkers on Earf, bar none
 
2013-10-31 05:01:05 PM  
www.danwei.org

www.china-mike.com

I've always thought that driving in China must be exciting.
 
2013-10-31 05:35:33 PM  
 
2013-10-31 06:15:08 PM  
I thought Asian women were the best drivers.
 
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