Driving in Italy is a mixed experience, great roads & scenery but tons of stupid motorists with no knowledge of safety or danger. Their notion of great driving skills: double the allowed speed in the middle of small villages, 1m distance from car in front at 150kmh, horrendous overtaking in curves & at hilltops, little respect for stop signs & red lights etc.  And stupid police\government that does not even try to enforce any regulation. Guess were talking freedom here... but all the flowers, oilspills & crosses by the road tells their story. Freedom to die & kill others? Most of this would apply to parts of France & some other places as well.

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The Italian police stops five Germans in an Audi Quattro.
The policeman tells them: "It's illegal to put-a 5 people in a Quattro."

"Vot do you mean it'z illegal?", asks the German driver.

"Quattro means-a four", replies the Italian official.

"Qvattro is just ze name of ze automobile" the Germans retort unbelievingly "Look at ze papers: zis car is designt to kerry 5 persons."

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"You can'ta pull-a that-a one on me!", replies the Italian, "Quattro means-a four. You have-a five-a people in-a your car and you are therefore-a breaking the law."

The German driver replies angrily, "You idiot! Call your zupervisor over - I vant to speak to somevone viz more intelligenz!"

"Sorry.", responds the Italian, "He can't-a come. He's-a busy with 2 guys in a Fiat Uno."

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40 km/h ?? Their usual misprint. It's a small village
with children playing, so 140 is the allowed speed.

Anyway, I found out why there is never a speed control or any other controls for that matter. As you can see from the sign they put up everywhere, the policeforce in this country is obviously made up of people with no eyes & no hands (and no brain, like most car drivers).

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