If you drive in Turkey, know that they are not the safest drivers in the world. You hear about many places with bad driving, but Turkey is, in my mind and having driven in many of those places, one of the worst.
Especially in Istanbul there's naturally a lot of traffic. And maybe the driving is more impatient than anything else. Be prepared for those behind you to lay on the horn before the light turns green. Keep an eye out all around and keep up.
Once you get a bit used to it, it isn't so bad. If you can go with the flow, you'll be fine.
Bigger has the right of way. We lost a side mirror to a roadsign learning that lesson. Fortunately I could speak enough Turkish to get a new mirror installed before we returned the car.
it is good if you take it easy when you walk and when you are a pedestrian in Istanbul. All drivers dont stop for even if the sign says they must, so be careful. And if you drive your own car, just take it easy!!!!
Before crossing any street, please take a good look around. There are quite a lot crazy drivers here! Just be carefull!
Traffic seems to be never ending, so be careful even at crossings. I found Sunday morning the quietest. Down at Eminono always use the foot bridge over the road.
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