‘It’s like the Hunger Games’: British expat denounces ‘terrifying’ traffic habit she’s noticed driving in Australia
- British expat Jordana Milward finds driving in Australia ‘terrifying’
- Comedic writer said merging lanes on a highway is like the Hunger Games’
- Jordana noted that Aussie drivers often don’t let others on the track
- “If you can get in and survive, you can stay,” she said in a video
A British woman who moved to Australia has developed a habit on the road that she’s noticed since she got behind the wheel.
In a TikTok video Titled “How to Survive in Australia,” comedy writer Jordana Milward explained how merging onto a highway is a “terrifying” experience because drivers make it difficult for other cars to get into their lane.
Ms Wilward described driving Down Under as a sort of ‘laidback Hunger Games’, which is not in line with the stereotype of Australians who are happy and relaxed.
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Comedy writer Jordana Milward (pictured) explained how merging into a highway is a “terrifying” experience, as Aussie drivers tend to leave other cars in the lane
“You know that lane that helps you merge onto the freeway? I found that in Australia they are quite short, which in itself is terrifying,” she said in the video
“You know that lane that helps you merge onto the freeway? I found that in Australia they are usually quite short, which in itself is terrifying,” she said in the video.
‘But as you accelerate and look over your shoulder to try to find an opening to slide into, Australians will speed up to try and ram you off the road!
“Okay, so don’t bump into the road, but they won’t let you in! You have to earn it! If you can get in and survive, you can stay.’
Ms Wilward went on to explain another aspect of driving in Australia that annoys her, regarding the polite ‘thank you’ wave you usually receive after allowing another driver into the lane.
“You know when you let someone in and you get the courtesy wave to say ‘thank you’? I rarely get that!’ she said.
‘If I let you in, I want the wave! I want to wave!!!’
Within 24 hours of posting the video, the short clip went viral and has been viewed more than 104,000 times.
Within 24 hours of posting the video, the short clip went viral and has been viewed more than 104,000 times
Hundreds of TikTok users flooded the comments, many of whom agreed with her observations.
“As an Aussie herself, these are all facts! If I let someone in and I don’t get the wave I DESERVE I’ll be furious all the way home,” one wrote.
“You’re only missing out on the wave because you’re on the Sunshine Coast, we’re doing it elsewhere,” claimed another.
‘When I was in the UK they literally changed lanes to let me in!! I thought it was very civilized,” a third added.