Regular Honking Egypt

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I kept thinking that Egypt’s population is at 60 million but it turns out over sometime they are now closer to 75 million, and Cairo is one very packed City. As one friend said it, there is basically no reason to have a fast car in Egypt, you just want a car that would win in all bumper to bumper accidents, and those taxis are strong tin cans!

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The honking in Egypt came as expected, but what I noticed was that people just drove with their hands on the horn. Unlike Kuwait where road rage is rampant and honking is one of the last resorts with a inclination to kill, in Egypt they just honk and lean on each other without getting that pissed, even sometimes they are very cool about it. There is no where to go and everyone just honks the horn and squeezes into every possible crevice they can, I probably get a Hummer H1 or a Land Rover Defender to drive through Egypt and clear the way.

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In Egypt one thing that gets annoying is how they try to push their car through, there is no concept of lanes, doesn’t matter how many white lines you paint its invisible in Egypt. Traffic lights are another story, they are only there as suggestions for drivers and not to be followed, red, yellow, and green are all one color “GO”.

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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

14 Comments

  1. yeaaaah!! I know they are mad drivers bas I love it!! I am going there this week :) I will remember your post and take a video :D

  2. talk about “GO” being red. Everytime i get close to a traffic light in kuwait…there is always someone who crosses after the traffic light had signaled red.

  3. TP

    Sounds like France…

  4. yea, tell me about it. I just hate driving in Egypt. One thing I do enjoy, is driving in between cars in a zigzag…its cool to Break the Rules from time to time.
    You should give it a try

  5. if u get a hummer u wont be able to move anywhere!

    bs the honking yo3tabar zain
    it was MUCH worse before!

  6. Their traffic rules are gibberish written in a 1000th yr old book buried deep in an unidentified desert..

    Still cant get past the fact that most their cars go back to the 70s

  7. docxray

    I can no longer see the images on your blog site – I get only a broken link symbol. Your site is the only one on which this occurs, e.g., no problem at all with Mark’s site (2:48) images.
    My use a new iMac Intel Dual Core running OS 10.5.1 (Leopard).

  8. hahahahaha!!!! my friend told me about the curse words that you can honk LOL

  9. chikaP: Enjoy!! lol!

    KWT23: That is why we have cameras at the lights!!! :)

    TP: But with funnier drivers!

    TRiPLE M: hahaha! That is what one friend told me, ignore everything and everyone and just drive!

    Laialy: yup!

    eshda3wa: I know it has gotten better, that is for sure!

    Kaileena: It isn’t going to change anytime soon because of high taxes! I don’t know if they even have one!

    docxray: Thats really strange, everything seems find to me!

    Rashisha: lol

  10. loool! Yeah, the thing is they don’t really care they just drive through… and mostly in saudi they do that too, but more in Egypt. You should get a hummer and install that horn you had here before.. with the video.. lol!

  11. Riding in a taxi was one of my worst experiences there

  12. Cairo Population is over 17,000,000
    Kuwait is 3,000,000

    You have to exepect some traffic

  13. N: looool!

    Pearls: I can understand that!

    Mohammad Elkersh: I can understand that!

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