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Thank You Hazard

  • Today, I will talk about “thank you hazard,” which is often used on Japanese roads.


    The “thank you hazard” is to turn on the hazard lights for a short time to convey a feeling of “thank you” when drivers make way for other drivers.

    If it is still light and the drivers can see the faces each other, they also raise the hand, or bow the head to convey thankfulness.

    However, after it gets dark, the “thank you hazard” is mainly used.

    When I see the “thank you hazard,” I become a little happy.

    Some people sound the horn to convey thankfulness, but this is actually illegal, and I want them to stop because it could stun me.

    By the way, it is said that this custom was born in Germany by track drivers, and it was introduced into Japan, then became widely used.

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