Having been driving in, Australia solidly for the past 15 months, I saw my first legit vehicle breakdown with hazard lights on, in the left hand service lane, Brisbane bound on the Bruce Highway last night....This got me thinking how often I saw hazard lights being abused for every damn little thing in, Hong Kong, on a daily basis.
Having driven thousands of km in Continental Europe, the Middle East and the US, I'm wondering what caused this uniquely, Hong Kong, prolific hazard light use phenomenon ? Just why ?
Or is it just one of those weird, more irritating HK traits, like zig zagging when walking on foot paths and my personal favourite, the on off throttle pump that taxi drivers do, thinking they'll save fuel when a gentle constant throttle input, lifting off on downhill roads ( coasting ) generally works out better for fuel consumption and comfort of the passenger. who taught them these bad habits, where did they originate from ?