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Anphear
Jan 20, 2008


some texas redneck posted:

The majority of cars here are automatic, even medium size trucks. They have a parking prawl in the transmission that locks it from turning, but it's not entirely meant to serve as the only mechanism keeping the car from moving.

You must have some crazy steep hills and/or people who park in a higher gear; the only time I've had a car roll in 1st or reverse was when I was driving a friend's extremely tired Ford Escort (mid 80s Escort, the odometer broke after it rolled over for the third time, they estimated over 400k miles on the original engine.. compression was pretty close to "what compression?" on that engine - original owner to boot).

Perhaps people in the southern hemisphere are taught to use the park brake when parking. I know I was told to apply the brake before shifting an automatic vehicle out of D into P for the exact reason of stopping it touching the locker pawl. I still use it in a manual too. It seems weird having the car held only by the gear.

We also don't salt the crap out of our roads.

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Anphear
Jan 20, 2008


a primate posted:

Why do you guys turn from the inside lane, anyway? Wouldn't it work better if everyone just moved to the outside lane before getting off?

Heres a Canadian image to make it work for you:



The inner lane has the option of turning left around the round-about or going straight. The right lane turns Right or can head straight.

It works because people on the round-about have right of way meaning that if you wanted to you could drive around the circle in the inner lane for 5 minutes and people would still need to give way when you cross over their fronts. Therefore people entering the round-about shouldn't interfere with your exiting.

Changing lanes on a round-about only works in France.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHTpcyoJdKI

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