History Main / AsianDrivers

13th Jul '15 4:25:09 PM Llygodenfawr
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The stereotype being used on Asians outside of Asia likely has to do with anti-immigrant prejudices. In the US, it doesn't help that some of the prominent Asian immigrant communities are in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, [[BigApplesauce New]] [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState York]] and [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]], three states where the populations in general have reputations (backed by [[http://www.gmacinsurance.com/SafeDriving/StateRankings.asp GMAC Insurance's annual study]], no less) for [[DrivesLikeCrazy being terrible drivers]] regardless of race. This likely means the Asian immigrants are convenient scapegoats for traffic accidents.
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The stereotype being used on Asians outside of Asia most likely has to do with anti-immigrant prejudices. In the US, it doesn't help that some of the prominent Asian immigrant communities are in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, [[BigApplesauce New]] [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState York]] and [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]], three states where the populations in general have reputations (backed by [[http://www.gmacinsurance.com/SafeDriving/StateRankings.asp GMAC Insurance's annual study]], no less) for [[DrivesLikeCrazy being terrible drivers]] regardless of race. This likely means the Asian immigrants are convenient scapegoats for traffic accidents.
28th Jun '15 8:53:04 PM phoenix
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28th Feb '15 7:35:30 PM eagle108
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* Almost at least one shows up per season in the aptly titled ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver''.
13th Feb '15 8:41:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* Carlos Mencia wonders what happens to some of the smartest, hardest-working people in the world behind the wheel (Asians, naturally). He then switches into AsianSpeekeeEngrish to act out an Asian person being confused by the pedals.
15th Nov '14 12:11:50 AM UrthWyrm
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* Apparently, even Asians believe this about themselves. [[http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/09/foolish-and-backward-nation-a-self-effacing-chinese-satire-of-america/261946/2/ This satirical essay]], written by a Chinese person, [[CulturalCringe mocks other Chinese]] for excessively [[DrivesLikeCrazy running red lights]] and [[AsianRudeness honking horns.]]
10th Nov '14 10:33:04 AM hbi2k
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She's from WEST City. You figure it out.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' - After the spaceship crash-lands with Bulma driving, Krillin quips that this is why [[WomenDrivers women shouldn't drive]]. Bulma retorts that that's rich coming from the Asian (though, this being anime, isn't she ''both''?)
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' - After the spaceship crash-lands with Bulma driving, Krillin quips that this is why [[WomenDrivers women shouldn't drive]]. Bulma retorts that that's rich coming from the Asian (though, this being anime, isn't she ''both''?)Asian.
16th Aug '14 12:22:22 PM ironballs16
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** Of course, the subversion was caused by his AsideGlance caused by the passengers' paranoia.
16th Jul '14 3:19:26 PM Nohbody
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NRLEP also applies to page top quotes, never mind the Weblinks Are Not Examples issue...
->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esKwU3BrUfM What the fuck is a car? Asian kryptonite]]?"'' -->--'''Carlos Mencia'''
16th Jul '14 3:15:39 PM Nohbody
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No Real Life Examples Please as per "Real Life section maintenance" thread in the Long Term Projects forum.
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[[folder: Real Life ]] * Averted. With Keiichi Tsuchiya, known as the [[BadassDriver drift king]]. He invented drifting. He is the editorial supervisor for the ''InitialD'' anime. He even managed to drive [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with one hand taped to the wheel with duct tape.]] * But played straight in FormulaOne. The category has had 24 drivers hailing from Asian countries (20 of them from Japan), and only three of them managed to score over 10 points throughout their career's spans (which, considering a career's time, is a measly total): Satoru Nakajima (16 points in five seasons), Takuma Sato (44 points in seven seasons) and Kamui Kobayashi (125 points in three-and-a-bit seasons - granted, this was after F1's scoring system was changed to one similar to what Indy uses). ** Of particular note is Yuji Ide, who signed for the Japanese Super Aguri team in 2006. He drove for four races, qualifying last in all of them and retiring from all but one, before the FIA ''revoked his Super License'', effectively banning him from the sport. His driving was ''that'' bad (and that's without mentioning the San Marino GP incident, in which he crashed into Christijan Albers' car and sent him ''flying''). ** Takuma Sato (who, it's worth noting, was Ide's team-mate that year) later switched to IndyCar and ended up subverting the trope during the 2012 Indianapolis 500. He drove rather well for over one hundred laps and at one point became the first Japanese driver to lead the race. [[spoiler: He then double subverted the trope when he tried to pass Dario Franchitti on the first turn of the final lap, spun out, and crashed. At least two other crashes had occurred on that turn in that same race.]] * [[http://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/10/not-news-south-korean-woman-passes-driving-test-news/ South Korean woman passes driving test after 950 attempts.]] * Some of the contestants on ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'' simply happen to be Asian. The "winner" of ''Canada's Worst Driver 3'' was Jason Zhang and Emily Wang was runner-up on the fourth series. But are they worse than non-Asian contestants? [[SubvertedTrope Heck, no.]] * Japan is the only developed country where more people are killed ''by'' cars than in them. This is most likely because a lot of surface roads in Japan are ridiculously narrow and don't have sidewalks. * GeorgeTakei has lampshaded this trope on his Twitter. -->I tell young people today, I broke that Asian driver stereotype decades ago [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries by being the best helmsman in the galaxy]]. * Frequent changes of traffic laws may also be a point. Recently in China, passing through the cross road during YELLOW light becomes illegal. * The Fung Wah bus company, which transported passengers between the New York and Boston [[FriendlyNeighborhoodChinatown Chinatowns]], was [[http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/28/feds-issue-imminent-hazard-order-for-fung-wah-bus-line-order-immediate-shut-down/ shut down]] in part because it could not ensure its drivers were qualified and did not adequately test them for drugs or alcohol. * There have been several scandals in Great Britain where "[[IdenticalLookingAsians ringers]]" have been paid to impersonate Asians due for a driving test. (Note that to British people, the first association of "Asian" is with Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis). One man arrested for fraud and impersonation was found to have sat the driving test on behalf of at least fifty other asians; he was only found out when an examiner at the test centre he'd visited once too often recognised his face. This leads to the appalling conclusion that at least fifty people, all Asian, with little training and false licences, had been driving on British roads. * In China, the traffic laws aren't very well regulated or enforced. Mix in a large and rushed population with a "every man for himself" cultural attitude, the results aren't very pretty. [[/folder]]
25th May '14 4:46:04 PM ZeldaQueen
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** The example also seems to poke fun less at Sulu being Asian and more at him being fresh out of school and new to the controls, since he does fine after that.

* British sketch show ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' parodied what was then a commercial for FIAT cars with ''Designed By Computer.'' (shots of car in outline desgn rotating on computer screen) ''Built by Robots'' (Shots of cars on assembly line being tooled by long sophisticated robotic arm). ''But driven by Italians'' (Shots of rush-hour traffic in Rome and attendent motoring mayhem.)
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* British sketch show ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' parodied what was then a commercial for FIAT cars with ''Designed By Computer.'' (shots of car in outline desgn rotating on computer screen) ''Built by Robots'' (Shots of cars on assembly line being tooled by long sophisticated robotic arm). ''But driven by Italians'' (Shots of rush-hour traffic in Rome and attendent attendant motoring mayhem.)
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