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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Kikapu » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 am

miltiades wrote:Im actually researching the possibility of adapting my Jag to an ...armour plated one......


Nahh, too stressful. Go for sailing to relax yourself.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Robin Hood » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:05 am

miltiades wrote:Im actually researching the possibility of adapting my Jag to an ...armour plated one......


I sold my Jaguar XJ6 and bought a truck in 2001! The Jag was nice but not practical here ........ the truck IS 'armoured'' and is still going strong :wink:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:05 am

If I 'd learned something from this topic what that would be?

People's subjective opinions

I am totally puzzled from what I 've heard here regarding:

1)Cypriots violating Red traffic.
2)Cypriots having absolutely no clue how to use the round abouts.
3)Cypriots getting their driving license through bribe.
4)Cypriots speeding, or using the mobile phones while driving, while the police does not enforce the laws.

Is this the factual REALITY here in Cyprus??
Then why did I just yesterday paid a 50 Euro fine plus 2 penalty points on my driving license (10 penalty points and it gets suspended) for driving at 70kmh in a 2 way/4 lane road (between Melkonian high school and Unicars) where the speed limit was supposed to be 50 Kmh? Bad Cyprus, spoiled Cypriots.... :shock:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:20 am

miltiades wrote:Irrespective whether one got his / her dtiving license by dubious means the fact of the matter is that the vast majoritu of drivers undisciplined, drive at high speeds, make as much bloody noise as possible and have little or no rrspect for other road users. It is endemic and contagious and it seems to me that a vehicle isnt merely a mode of transport to get you from a to b but a status symbol that demands high speed and fucking noise.

I find young women in paricular displaying utter ignorance of the purpose of a car using it as their ancestors would use a donkey. Young bearded men also consider a car as a tool not designed to get them from a to b but one that can be driven as fast as it will go and to make nausesting noise in the process. I dont mind the " park anywhere " habit but i do mind the high speed and noise.


Why are you blaming others while at the same time you are the first one who does not limit the use of your car to a means of taking you from point A to point B? The fact is you are also using your car as a status symbol as well. You simply don't have to speed up or cause noise to draw attention. Been a Jaguar draws all the attention you need. :wink:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:38 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:
miltiades wrote:Irrespective whether one got his / her dtiving license by dubious means the fact of the matter is that the vast majoritu of drivers undisciplined, drive at high speeds, make as much bloody noise as possible and have little or no rrspect for other road users. It is endemic and contagious and it seems to me that a vehicle isnt merely a mode of transport to get you from a to b but a status symbol that demands high speed and fucking noise.

I find young women in paricular displaying utter ignorance of the purpose of a car using it as their ancestors would use a donkey. Young bearded men also consider a car as a tool not designed to get them from a to b but one that can be driven as fast as it will go and to make nausesting noise in the process. I dont mind the " park anywhere " habit but i do mind the high speed and noise.


Why are you blaming others while at the same time you are the first one who does not limit the use of your car to a means of taking you from point A to point B? The fact is you are also using your car as a status symbol as well. You simply don't have to speed up or cause noise to draw attention. Been a Jaguar draws all the attention you need. :wink:

First and foremost I do not see my car as a status symbol.
If i was wanting a status symbol, not that i ever neede one, i would have listened to my daughter and bought a brand new car here in Cyprus. I have had my Jag since new and have just completed 64 thousand miles. Further more I absolutely abhor " status symbols " along with fuck8ng tatoes, unsightly islamic beards, ear and nose rings that so many young men adorn.
The fact of the matter is that overall the driving standards in Cyprus are atrocious. I accept it, i can not change attitudes but i can be vociferous in my critique of drivers who speed recklessly making nauseating noise in the process.
Driving here is by en large very poor.
Accept it and do not make excuses.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:27 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:If I 'd learned something from this topic what that would be?

People's subjective opinions

I am totally puzzled from what I 've heard here regarding:

1)Cypriots violating Red traffic.
2)Cypriots having absolutely no clue how to use the round abouts.
3)Cypriots getting their driving license through bribe.
4)Cypriots speeding, or using the mobile phones while driving, while the police does not enforce the laws.

Is this the factual REALITY here in Cyprus??
Then why did I just yesterday paid a 50 Euro fine plus 2 penalty points on my driving license (10 penalty points and it gets suspended) for driving at 70kmh in a 2 way/4 lane road (between Melkonian high school and Unicars) where the speed limit was supposed to be 50 Kmh? Bad Cyprus, spoiled Cypriots.... :shock:


typical - complain the way the law is disregarded and then complain when it is enforced.... :-) :-)

1), and 4 ) I have witnessed, just about every day - No 2 - actually not so much though I use roundabouts most days - No 3? Cypriots mentioned to me....and I am not convinced all have licenses...

If effective enforcement was in place, not just catch someone but collecting the fines, then maybe discipline would improve. In some cases I would look at temporary confiscation of cars...
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:03 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:If I 'd learned something from this topic what that would be?

People's subjective opinions

I am totally puzzled from what I 've heard here regarding:

1)Cypriots violating Red traffic.
2)Cypriots having absolutely no clue how to use the round abouts.
3)Cypriots getting their driving license through bribe.
4)Cypriots speeding, or using the mobile phones while driving, while the police does not enforce the laws.

Is this the factual REALITY here in Cyprus??
Then why did I just yesterday paid a 50 Euro fine plus 2 penalty points on my driving license (10 penalty points and it gets suspended) for driving at 70kmh in a 2 way/4 lane road (between Melkonian high school and Unicars) where the speed limit was supposed to be 50 Kmh? Bad Cyprus, spoiled Cypriots.... :shock:


typical - complain the way the law is disregarded and then complain when it is enforced.... :-) :-)

1), and 4 ) I have witnessed, just about every day - No 2 - actually not so much though I use roundabouts most days - No 3? Cypriots mentioned to me....and I am not convinced all have licenses...

If effective enforcement was in place, not just catch someone but collecting the fines, then maybe discipline would improve. In some cases I would look at temporary confiscation of cars...


Where did you see the complain??

The fact is that you may have seen more violations here in Cyprus than in other Countries. This does not mean those violations are the rule, neither that the police is not enforcing the law.
What Milti and you describe is not even close to the truth here in Nicosia by any stretch of the imagination.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby CBBB » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:15 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:What Milti and you describe is not even close to the truth here in Nicosia by any stretch of the imagination.


The driving in Nicosia is bad enough, but in Limassol it is much worse!!!!!

Jumping red lights there is the rule not the exception!
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:00 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:If I 'd learned something from this topic what that would be?

People's subjective opinions

I am totally puzzled from what I 've heard here regarding:

1)Cypriots violating Red traffic.
2)Cypriots having absolutely no clue how to use the round abouts.
3)Cypriots getting their driving license through bribe.
4)Cypriots speeding, or using the mobile phones while driving, while the police does not enforce the laws.

Is this the factual REALITY here in Cyprus??
Then why did I just yesterday paid a 50 Euro fine plus 2 penalty points on my driving license (10 penalty points and it gets suspended) for driving at 70kmh in a 2 way/4 lane road (between Melkonian high school and Unicars) where the speed limit was supposed to be 50 Kmh? Bad Cyprus, spoiled Cypriots.... :shock:


typical - complain the way the law is disregarded and then complain when it is enforced.... :-) :-)

1), and 4 ) I have witnessed, just about every day - No 2 - actually not so much though I use roundabouts most days - No 3? Cypriots mentioned to me....and I am not convinced all have licenses...

If effective enforcement was in place, not just catch someone but collecting the fines, then maybe discipline would improve. In some cases I would look at temporary confiscation of cars...


Where did you see the complain??

The fact is that you may have seen more violations here in Cyprus than in other Countries. This does not mean those violations are the rule, neither that the police is not enforcing the law.
What Milti and you describe is not even close to the truth here in Nicosia by any stretch of the imagination.


I drive in Nicosia several times a week - it is not quite so bad as Limassol but use of mobiles, doing the hair while driving, speeding, blocking "box"junctions, red light jumping, poor lane discipline in multi lane roads are all happening and even there I think driving could do with improvement...as for Limassol - there it can crazy....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:21 am

Today is my 75th day on this wonderful island, 75 days of pure bliss, full of joy and competely relaxed , i havent felt like this for many years now. My Anastasis has fully developed into a real passion for life. Regrets? Just one. Should have come here years ago. Each day is a new day, going fishing this morning, so its ....fish for lunch!!

I have now totally accepted one aspect that i find unsavoury to say the least.This is Cyprus and Cypriot culture, bad driving included. At times it feels as if i want to talk to everyone and shout out what a truly wonderful island this is. Being the talkative type of a ...young man I tend to make acquaintances
Very quick, remembering always not to use english words when talking to locals apart from fleeting expletives , have yet to master Greek colourful words.
Im blessed that i have 3 lively grandchildren who keep me busy, a trip to their favourite ice cream parlour, a visit to Dasoudi, drive them here and there. My ....duties finish at 6pm when daughter takes over. Then is back to my own, a bottle of wine, a glass or two of zivania and the day is over.
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