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Walking the thin line


I've been watching a lot of videos by Americans in Scandinavian countries, and something they often bring up is that Scandinavians rarely jaywalk.The Americans then jaywalk less too because they're afraid Scandinavians know something they don't.

The reason is simple though; pedestrians and drivers have an unofficial agreement to follow the rules.
"I don't jaywalk and in return please respect the traffic lights"

And it really is smartest to follow the traffic laws in Scandinavia because the drivers aren't used to people crossing the street at random and therefore aren't prepared for it. However, they're usually pretty good at letting pedestrians cross even if there aren't any traffic lights nearby.

And also the bikes. Tourists are never prepared for the bikes.


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26th July 2016
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2 years ago #9508215        
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In Finland there is a few etiquette rules for jaywalking
1. If you see a child don't jaywalk, so the child wont pick up your nasty habits.
2. Wait till all the cars, bikers and cyclists have passed, otherwise your just having a death wish.
3. Less people there are in lights more OK it is, because some stupid people start to follow and gets hit (essentially same as N.1).
4. Make sure there is no police around, they give you a ticket.


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2 years ago #9508369        
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What Went Down:
Iceland's demons were high on lava-bananas and started pissing off Faroe Island's wasps (gifts from Denmark), which resulted in Iceland running away from Faroe because he was commanding the things like the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys. In desperation Iceland swiped Finland's bike, only for Finland to chase him and hop on the back to retrieve it from the thief. After being whacked on the head with the gun a bit Iceland (with some pleading) convinced Finland to fire backward at Faroes, who was now being assisted by Aland simply because Finland was there and he doesn't really NEED a reason to attack Finland but usually takes what he can get.

America: Takes out phone to record.
Main Three: Used to this shit by now.

2 years ago #9508228        
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Nobody will exactly know whether Iceland and Finland were good men or bad men or even what they were actually doing... all that matters is that two stood against many! That's what's important!!


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2 years ago #9508306        
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HAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - Indians

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2 years ago #9508575        
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Please make Iceland/Finland on the bike a avatar, I need it in my life.

2 years ago #9508299        
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Scandinavians rarely jaywalk? obviously you've mevver been to Göteborg/Gothenburg then. Last I was there every single person just walked over even when they shouldn't. It was madness, I tell you!


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2 years ago #9590785        
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I... kind of want a comic explaining what Iceland and Finland were doing... xD


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2 years ago #9572624        
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I Jaywalk when it's obvious I can make it in time with plenty of time to spare.

I feel like a criminal every single time.

2 years ago #9521440        
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Finland just discovered GTA and was inspired.

2 years ago #9511376        
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In Russia we have a saying : Pedestrians are of two types : Quick and the Dead.

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