I know there are boundless stereotypes out there that Asian drivers are terrible, before living in Korea I took that all with a grain of salt and let it roll of my back - I mean I am from Wisconsin where we have to deal with the FIB's from the south (now those are some terrible drivers). However, after moving here I have a new appreciation for what bad driving really entails - let me break it down: parking, public transportation and of course the scooter.
1. Parking - so as you can tell in the above picture, you can pretty much park as you please here. I guess this isn't too far out, I remember seeing the same thing in the Netherlands two years ago, and i'm sure it occurs elsewhere. This is nothing though, if there are any parking rules here in Korea i'd like to know who cares enough to enforce them. It makes me laugh when I continually see friends at home complaining about parking tickets or getting towed.
So you would think the lack of rules would cause problems, but Korea is one step ahead of you. First of all, if you're going to park in an inconvenient spot just make sure to leave your car in neutral so someone can move it if they need to. You think i'm kidding?
|No bus stop today|