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9 driving problems every Irish motorist will understand

Get. The sheep. Off. The road.

YOU WOULD WANT to have the patience of a saint driving in Ireland, wouldn’t you?

Here are just a few of the torments endured by Irish motorists.

1. When someone doesn’t return the ‘driving wave’

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It’s just so hard not to take offence! *sobs*

2. Getting stuck behind a herd of sheep/cattle, or a tractor

A Mayo farmer was recently banned from driving for a year after causing a 100-car tailback on the Westport Road. A rather extreme example, but an example nonetheless.

3. Still having the old driving license

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Too big for even the biggest wallet. Why, god, why?!

4. The windscreen wipers, they do nothing

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Those flimsy plastic things are hardly a match for that particular brand of horizontal Irish rain.

5. Spending half your life on the M50, watching the world go by

And I will sit consumed with rage for the rest of the morning.

6. When there’s no appointments for your NCT until 2074

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Just when you thought you’d be proactive and book it early. Typical.

7. When ‘some miserable bastard’ doesn’t let you out at the tricky junction

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8. When you forget to flash your hazard lights after someone lets you out

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“What if they think I’M the miserable bastard?”

9. Endless fear of the breathalyser, even if you haven’t had a pint in two weeks

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Even when the kindliest, dad-liest Garda asks you to do one, it’s as if you’ve done something terrible.

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