To compare Korea’s driving culture with those of other developed nations, reporters with the Dong-A Ilbo strapped in for drive-arounds in Tokyo, Paris and Seoul.
For the Seoul drive, the Dong-A accompanied a Canadian dude who administers an English program at a major Korean company. Among the highlights:
- Nobody lets him change lanes;
- Tailgating is so common he hardly notices it anymore;
- In fact, when a 3m gap appeared between his car and the next as they waited at a light for a left turn, everyone got on their horns;
- Illegally parked cars taking up lane space;
- Driving on Jayu-ro at night was like driving on the Autobahn