Dude – it’s just a game of tennis. What do you do to represent Australia other than act like a racist arse-hat?
Australian (NSW) research shows little indication that young drivers born overseas are more likely to take risks or be involved in crashes in Australia than those born locally. Rather, Asian-born young drivers are less likely to drive riskily and have a lower crash risk than their Australian-born counterparts.
Australian-born drivers were more likely to report a high level of risky driving behaviours than those born in Asia, with those born in ‘other’ countries reporting a level somewhat in-between the two. The most striking finding was that Asian-born young drivers had almost half the risk of a crash than those born in Australia.
Young Brendan here looks to be in his mid-twenties, and a male driver who seems to have some frustration issues. Lets see what the statistics say about his driving:
It seems young men who are aggressive and risk-taking are causing a lot more problems than Asian drivers, and drivers who have only recently arrived in our country.
But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good
negative generalisation joke, Brendan.
I can’t believe a WOMAN is suggesting that it is somehow ‘standard’ that Asian drivers are shit. Women are equally lumped into that kind of assumption.
Statistically, cautious drivers cause less accidents than arrogant street-racers. But don’t let that get in the way of your public Facebook racism, Jac Barnes.
P.S – It’s spelled ‘terminal’.
Possibly the most annoying thing about racism is the fact that it is generally full of double standards.
Yeah, we all know that there are some shit Asian drivers on our roads. No doubt. But they aren’t the only ones. Our stereotypical minds kick in whenever we see bad drivers. We always need to see the physical appearance of a driver as soon as we spot bad driving. If it’s an Asian, we remember it. If it’s not, we shrug our shoulders, blast them one more time with the horn and speed off, forgetting about which nationality they were.
Asians do tend to have a style of driving, and that seems to generally be a cautious, left-lane, observing the speed limit kind of driving. And I personally hold that kind of driving to be much safer than the speed right up and sit on your tail and then swerve in and out of tight lanes of traffic while running orange and red lights kind of driving.
At the end of the day, people in Australia go for the same driving test. If they’ve passed, then they’ve been observed by a qualified and professional driving instructor to meet the standard of skill required for driving in this country. If you’ve got stereotypical racial qualms beyond this, then maybe you need to take a look at yourself. You’re most likely an impatient speed merchant constantly aiming to wipe 8 seconds of your drive time by taking unnecessary risks. Best of luck.