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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That was SOP in Argentina back in them 70s


Your post jogged a memory from a very long time ago. I was taking Spanish in high school or jr high and the book had a picture of an Argentine cop directing traffic, with the caption, “Police still control traffic at intersections because Argenitine drivers are to0 independent to obey traffic signals”.


15 posted on 02/22/2019 7:04:27 AM PST by hanamizu
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To: hanamizu

Yep, that was the place. They also completely ignored lane markings. A road would be marked for three lanes at a stop light in an intersection and you would usually see six cars abreast waiting for the green light. At least they stopped for the red light.


16 posted on 02/22/2019 7:07:48 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: hanamizu; ProtectOurFreedom
That was SOP in Argentina back in them 70s

Haha, memories. I loved how in B.A. and Asuncion they used to put the traffic lights on the near side of the intersection so that the car first in line couldn't see the light. They'd only know to move on a green when the others behind them would honk.

When I'd ask why don't they just put the lights on the far side of the intersection, the reply was, "Becuase then the drivers would stop at the other side, too, right next to the light..."
19 posted on 02/22/2019 8:53:30 AM PST by nicollo (I said no!)
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