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12 films that taught us everything we need to know about driving


Work of fiction or sound advice?

Wolf of Wall Street

When you think about it, a good many things you know about the world you learned from film.

Consider the wealth of pop-culture references, quotes, relationships, and of course – driving.

From road rage to confusing roundabouts, here are 12 important things that you can learn from films:

1. Road rage is dangerous - Mad Max franchise

Wolf of Wall Street

2. Always slow down when approaching speed bumps - Ben Hur

Ben Hur

3. Tailgating is indeed annoying and dangerous – Spectre 007

007 Spectre

4. Drug- and drink-driving is just not safe – The Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street

5. Taking a shortcut doesn’t always mean it’s going to be easier – The Fifth Element

The fifth element

6. And sometimes you just have to be patient – Office Space

Office space

7. Sometimes it’s easy to forget there are others on the road – Don Jon

Don Jon

8. Roundabouts can be confusing - National Lampoon's European Vacation

European trip

9. Parking into a spot first time takes skill – Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Ace Ventura

10. We don’t live in the future, so learn how to change a tyre – Demolition Man

Demolition man

11. Reading the manual will pay off in the end – Vacation


12. And always wear a seatbelt, even if it’s inconvenient – RV


Happy driving!


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