Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Mad Max ala Ellinika

It's been one hell of a day. In the course of three and half hours this morning I saw five traffic accidents. Yes, five separate crashes involving cars, scooters, trucks and even an excavator. All of this on a clear, relatively warm day without a trace of rain, ice or fog . This is not to mention the two near accidents I saw last night, one of which involved a driver deliberately trying run down a pedestrian who dared to cross in front of him on a red light.

I tell you, driving behaviour here ranges from plain, old dumb to clinically psychotic.

4 comments:

dorapap said...

Driving in Greece is indeed very dangerous! You should be careful!

Martin said...

I knew I missed something about the roads in Greece, although I've managed to see a couple of accidents during my sojourn in Austria as well

deviousdiva said...

Perfect timing.

I shouted at my son yesterday and told him to "BE CAREFUL on the roads". I'd popped over the road and was practically mown down by a bloke taking a corner (on a tiny road) too fast. I had to jump out of the way! He didn't attempt to hit the brakes. He didn't even slow down, let alone stop to apologise. I called him some unrepeatable things, shouted at my kid and spent the rest of the day worrying about what COULD have happened if I hadn't been so quick. Horrible. Horrible. This makes me so angry.... people trying to get somewhere 5 seconds before the next person. Wouldn't we rather EVERYONE was late rather than dead ? Rant over. For now.....

teacher dude said...

It is literally murder on the roads here in Thessaloniki.