How to drive like an Aussie: Hilarious video mocks driving habits Down Under – so how many are YOU guilty of?
- Damo Hyland said the important thing to know about Aussie driving is ‘the wave’
- Mr Hyland noted it’s important not to use your indicators at all while driving
- The YouTuber also said he wanted to tell the truth about driving in Australia
Australia’s most unique driving habits have been revealed in a hilarious video that explains how to drive like a local.
Damo Hyland, 20, released a YouTube video on Wednesday mocking Australian drivers with some eye-opening tips.
From mastering ‘the wave’ to indicator use, the humorous segment aims to give visitors an insight into how driving works Down Under.
Damo Hyland, 20, released a YouTube video on Wednesday mocking the bad habits of Australian drivers with some eye-opening tips
‘The first thing and the most important thing about driving in Australia is you must know “the wave”. The wave simply goes like that,’ he said, demonstrating the action.
He went on to say the whole point of doing ‘the wave’ is to do it in the review mirror so people can see you’re doing it.
‘Basically, the wave symbolises that you’re not an a***hole, and you appreciate what the driver behind you let you do.’
Mr Hyland told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I almost get excited when I can do the wave, no way would I forget’.
But he also admitted: ‘Once I forgot about the wave and the guy that let me in came up beside me and pulled the finger, and maybe I cut him off’.
Along with a demonstration of the kind of ‘patience’ Australians have on the road with a series of beeped-out profanities, he explained the passenger never chooses the music in the car, and was very specific about proper use of indicators.
Mr Hyland told Daily Mail Australia he wanted too tell the truth about driving in Australia, ‘in a funny way’
‘The other thing you must know when driving in Australia is about indicators,’ he said.
‘They let people know which way you intend to turn. In Australia, you must not use them.
‘Just pull out, cut people off, don’t give a s***. If a car crashes behind because of you, who cares it’s not really your problem. Just keep driving.’
But one important tip covered the significance of ‘knowing what words to say, and when to say them’.
Mr Hyland went on to provide an example of the ‘correct’ words to say with an almost entirely beeped-out segment due to the amount of profanities used.
After swearing at other drivers, he added a string of comments.
‘Do you wanna go do a Macca’s run?’ he asked an unseen passenger.
‘Could you go any slower?! Oh that’s okay it’s an old person.’
‘I’m almost out of petrol… She’ll be right.’
‘Mate, your car is an absolute piece of s***!’ He screamed from within the car.
Mr Hyland told Daily Mail Australia he wanted too tell the truth about driving in Australia, ‘in a funny way’.
‘I mean almost every Australian knows about the ‘wave’ but no one ever talks about it!’