Kilkis wrote:I think I would at least go back to the junction where the incident occurred and check if there is any "Give Way" or "Stop" sign on the side road. If there is photograph it and also photograph the junction from where you approached it. I don't know 100 % for certain but I have a very strong feeling that there is a "give way to the right" rule in Greece as there is in many other EU countries, e.g. France, Netherlands etc. If the junction isn't marked you might be in the wrong. In France, for example, you can be driving on a main road but you have to give way to somebody joining that road from the right, even if they are on a dirt track, unless your road is marked with priority signs.
Many years ago an English friend who worked in the Netherlands came across an unmarked cross roads that was almost completely locked. The first car to arrive at the junction had come from the south heading north. As it crossed the west-to-east lane another car approached from the east, i.e. the first driver's right, so he gave way to it. That driver pulled across the first driver when he saw a driver coming north-to-south, i.e. from his right, so he gave way. My friend arrived at the junction just as the third driver was pulling across the second driver so he pulled across the front of the third driver completing the interlock. The roads were quite busy so traffic had followed quite close behind each of the four cars causing complete gridlock. He switched off his engine, folded his arms and sat there beaming at all the surrounding cars.
Kilkis wrote:...For example, you are driving along a main road and you see a pick-up truck approaching the main road on a side road. Ask yourself, "Are you the driver's friend?" If you are then, obviously, when he gets to the main road he will stop to chat to you. If you aren't then he will pull straight out because you don't exist...
Carolina wrote:One unbelievable rule of the Greek highway code which I have only learnt in the last year or so when my son was taking driving lessons:
RED/GREEN Traffic lights - BEWARE!
Always check for oncoming traffic when the light turns Green - if you are first at the green lights and another car nips through a red light in the other direction and you crash, it is YOU who is at fault!! It only applies to the first car.
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