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Cars and bikes in Helsinki
Having just returned from Helsinki I didn't realize cars driving extraordinarily fast, and I felt safe on pedestrian crossings. I really don't understand what the people below experienced. Only the bicycle lanes are a bit confusing sometimes and you might find yourself blocking them. Also quite frequently cyclists drive on the sidewalks. That was the only thing that was a little bit annoying to me.
Driving in Suomi - Speed limits
Many of local drivers tend to drive as if they would be a Raikkonen and the streets of Helsinki would be the Hockenheimer ring or the Indianapolis Speedrome.
They think at the traffic lights, the yellow light means still green, and the red is only pink, and pink, of course, does not mean anything!
By the way, the speed limit on motorways 120 km/h, outside built-up areas 80 or 100 km/h, and the limit in built-up areas is 50 km/h. The speeding fine depends on the wage of the driver. Nokia's general manager paid 60 thousand euros as a punishment recently.
Keep your eyes on the signs to make sure of the exact limits and any special conditions that apply. The limits may be reduced in bad weather conditions or for newly qualified drivers.
But these rules concern only you simply, onto the "local F1 competitors" not!!!
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Cars go first, then you.
Jay walking in Helsinki? Watch out, 'cause if a driver spots you jay walking he'll speed up.. Now run! Otherwise, it's not customay for cars to stop at crossings, so watch out before you cross the street.
The Finnish drivers
Finnish drivers knows how to drive cars,
but they don’t know how to drive in the city neither how to drive in traffic. Note that all man drivers thinking that they can drive at list as Mika Häkkinen (the ex Formula-1 World champion)
Driving culture in Helsinki!
When strolling around in Helsinki on foot, beware when crossing any road or street. Finnish drivers (with an emphasis on the people in Helsinki) drive like bunch of c*nts. Even if you can see the green man at a pedestrian crossing, it doesn't necessarily mean that cars wouldn't pass through. Local drivers tend to see the yellow (or red) lights as green, hence it's a good idea to have an extra look at the traffic before crossing the street.
Crazy tractors ;-)
Watch out! A tractor is coming. Hehehe. ;-)
This, usually really slow annoyers, go really fast in Finland. If I didn't have my camera ready, there'd be no chance to catch a pic of this one.. ;-))))
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