Russian women enraged over anti-feminist driving guide
Yuliya Talmazan | August 18, 2008 at 11:49 amby
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Krasnoyarsk police’s ’Driving rules for a true lady’
A true lady never breaks traffic rules because she respects the law.
A true lady uses rear-view mirrors to check the road, not her appearance.
A true lady won’t start a race against a male driver.
A true lady will make way for another car when rules call for it - even if it means making way for a man.
A true lady shall never use a mobile phone without a hands-free kit, even to learn the latest news on sales and discounts.
Keeping her car fit is as important for a true lady as taking care of her looks.
A true lady doesn’t flirt at the wheel and doesn’t get distracted by the looks of passing men. She knows it’s in bad taste.
A true lady never sees the middle of the road as “a convenient spot to park the car”.
A true lady always keeps her papers in order and in one place.
A true lady keeps to her lane and uses indicator signals when she wants to change.
Obviously, it has got some Russian women absolutely outraged.
“It’s a pretty offensive text and they seem to have written it for idiots, not responsible drivers,” says one driver, Maria. “When someone is at the wheel their gender is irrelevant. They either follow the rules or they don’t.”
Another said: “This is banality. Especially the colour. I think women are the most careful drivers.”
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