‘It’s like the Hunger Games’: British expat slams the ‘terrifying’ road habit she’s noticed while driving in Australia
- British expat Jordana Milward has found driving in Australia to be ‘terrifying’
- The comedy writer said merging lanes on a highway is like the Hunger Games’
- Jordana noticed Aussie drivers often don’t let others in the lane
- ‘If you can get in and survive then you’re welcome to stay,’ she said in a video
A British woman who moved to Australia has slammed a road habit she’s noticed since getting behind the wheel.
In a TikTok video titled ‘How to survive in Australia’, comedy writer Jordana Milward explained how merging on a highway is a ‘terrifying’ experience because drivers make it difficult for other cars to get into the lane.
Ms Wilward described driving Down Under as a type of ‘laidback Hunger Games’, which fails to reflect the stereotype of Australians being cheerful and relaxed.
Comedy writer Jordana Milward (pictured) explained how merging on a highway is a ‘terrifying’ experience, as Aussie drivers have a tendency to deter from letting other cars in the lane
‘You know that lane that helps you merge onto the highway? I found in Australia they tend to be quite short, which is terrifying in itself,’ she said in the video
‘You know that lane that helps you merge onto the highway? I found in Australia they tend to be quite short, which is terrifying in itself,’ she said in the video.
‘But as you’re speeding up, looking over your shoulder to try and find a gap to slide in Australians will speed up to try and ram you off the road!
‘Okay so not RAM you off the road but they’re not letting you in! You have to earn it! If you can get in and survive then you’re welcome to stay.’
Ms Wilward went on to explain another aspect of driving in Australia that annoys her, regarding the courtesy ‘thank you’ wave you usually receive after letting another driver in 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 have 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 who were agreeing with her observations.
‘As an Aussie myself, this is all facts! If I let someone in and I don’t get the wave I DESERVE, I’ll be furious pretty much all the way home,’ one person wrote.
‘You’re only missing out on the wave because you’re on the Sunshine Coast, we do it elsewhere,’ another claimed.
‘When I was in Britain they literally changed lanes to let me in!! I thought it was very civilised,’ a third added.