英国人的十个开车坏习惯

英国每日电邮报(The Daily Telegraph)最近有一篇有趣的开车行为报道。What gives us road rage?

专门研究开车行为的Dr Peter Marsh博士,分析了Road Rage的形成  (BBC把Road Rage 译成了拗口的‘公路上的暴躁情绪’)。好好的一个人,为什么在路上,会变得抓狂?是什么原因触动了人们的神经线?

这份报道的问卷调查,找出了英国人最痛恨的10种不良的开车行为:

Our 10 worst driving habits 十个最糟糕的开车习惯

1. Not holding steering wheel in ”correct’’ 10-to-two position 46%:手握驾驶盘时,双手不是放在指针1点50分的准确位置上。(搞不明白,英国人原来最在乎你的手怎么摆)

我以前学开车,前三堂课,教练很好奇,我的手怎么老是打架,手老是放错地方,手握驾驶盘,有时候双手还交叉。后来,他给我的功课是:回家后,对着镜子,学着慢慢转盘子,双手不能交叉,把方向盘当成时钟,最后,双手要摆在1点50分的位置上。

2. Not applying handbrake at traffic lights 37%:停在交通灯前,没有使用手刹车。

3. Accelerating between speed cameras 31% :在两个高速摄影机之间加速 (即:看到摄影机才减速,然后加速)

4. Exceeding urban speed limit 28%:在乡下开车超过规定时速(在英国乡下,一般住宅区时速是30英里)

5. Drinking and eating while driving 21%:一边开车,一边吃喝

6. Coasting with clutch down 14%:踩踏离合器踏板,,让车子滑下

7. Using horn through frustration 12% :烦躁时按喇叭 (英国人开车时很少按喇叭;我一年大概只听到三次喇叭响,都是我按的喇叭。)

8. Passing through amber or red traffic lights 12%:闯黄灯、闯红灯

9. Not concentrating 11%:不专心

10. Putting car’s nose out at junctions 7%:在路口处,把车头探出来。

Peter Marsh博士还说,很多大胖子开车,自以为很瘦,把车子钻进缝隙去,患有厌食症的人,偏偏以为自己胖,空间大也不敢把车挤进去。

“Research shows that fat people think they’re thinner than they are,” explains Dr Marsh. “They think they can drive their cars through smaller gaps than they can.” And the skinnies? The opposite is true. Anorexics, who think of themselves as being bigger than they really are, are less inclined to drive through gaps even when their cars will easily fit.

(后记:昨天写错了,以为坏习惯是读者的观点。内容更正如上,十种坏习惯是学者的分析结果。标题也修正了。)

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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