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Old 03-12-2012, 07:58 AM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I find that Quebecers could be said to drive "with purpose". This does not always necessarily mean they are careful or courteous though.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:09 AM
Location: Mille Fin
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Originally Posted by MexiQuebecois View Post
Driving in Québec is something that requires nerves of steel.

Check out this cool timelapse video about Montréal (And notice the general lawlessness when driving)

Hey that's my vid! I definitely agree with others that left-lane hogging is a nono in Quebec. The US too tends to be good in this regard save for super-urban areas (miami comes to mind)

I agree Ontario doesnt apply the principle as much, and tailgates more, but I think these are just symptoms of have very high volume highways.

Just look at the courtesy I was shown on this drive from montreal to magog. Folks vacate lane immediately!

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Location: CFL
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I spent a lot of time in Toronto and Ottawa where pedestrians need to be on their toes and somewhat aggressive to get around.

I had to go to a small town in Southwestern Ontario for a job interview. I believe it was Tilsonburg. As I was driving into the downtown I noticed that pedestrians kept walking out in front of me. I was scratching my head about it. Then when I parked and went to cross the road the cars would stop and let me pass. I realized it was the local custom
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I just moved back to Niagara from 5 years in Kitchener. The traffic engineers in Kitchener think us drivers are too stupid to turn left against oncoming traffic. Since that's the case they put in advanced left turn lights that turn red while it's still green to go straight through. To express my objection to this I just turned left anyway if there was no one coming. Once though, OH OH, I had not noticed there ws a cop sitting kitty corner and he was watching me turn against the red. Lucky for me though it must have been donut time at the local Tim's and he ignored me.
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