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This image perfectly sums up Irish countryside road etiquette

The casual one finger salute.

DRIVING DOWN COUNTRY roads in Ireland has a complex system of social status attached to it – mostly involving when to salute with your finger and how many to put up.

And Irish photographer Cyril Helnwein just summed it all up in one image:

The one finger salute may as well stay there the whole time you’re driving along - it’s a necessity. Then the friendship level rises with the corresponding amount of fingers until you have the full back of the hand up against the window.

This image should be printed off and put up in every test centre around the country.

Perfect.

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