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"interestingly enough, them Europeans still don't show themselves as having MUCH fewer road deaths than other parts of the world"

Have you ever seen how Europeans drive - especially Germans? The gas pedal is nothing but an on-off switch. If their foot is on it, it's all the way to the floor, so they're either at a stop or its full speed ahead. There is lots of talk about the high-speed Autobahn, (which, for the most part is kind of narrow by our standards) but the majorityof the highways are narrow, winding, tree-lined two-lanes that do not forgive driver mistakes. Add to this the fact that half the drivers think they're Michael Schumacher, and it's easy to see why so many of them wind up like this:

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