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1

kerékbilinccsel lezár

to clamp

I think it is really silly to clamp a car for parking on a zebra crossing.

2

leálllósáv

hard soulder

I've heard some people have a nap on the hard shoulder, though it is both forbidden and dangerous.

3

előz

to overtake

I find it amazing that so many drivers overtake on a bend when they cannot see what is coming.

4

megcsúszik

to go into a skid

My car went into a skid and I drove into the back of the car in front of me.

5

ellenőr

inspector

I think that inspectors on buses, trains and tram are a necessary evil, just like traffic wardens.

6

vonattal/busszal utazik

to take the train / go by coach

I rather take the train than go by coach when I commute because I like to be able to stretch my legs.

7

forgalomelterelés, terelőút

diversion

I hadn't heard there would be a diversion, so I arrived late for my appointment.

8

túllépi a megengedett sebességet

to exceed the speed limit

It is terribly easy to exceed the speed limit without even noticing when you drive on a motorway.

9

járművontató

breakdown truck

When I was driving across Italy, my car broke down and I had to call a breakdown truck.

10

tolakodó

queue jumper

Queue jumpers make standing in a bus queue even worse than it otherwise is.

11

elüt vkit/vmit

to run over sb/sth

My friend once ran over a dog, but luckily the vet was able to save it.

12

aluljáró/gyaloghíd

underpass/footbridge

I don't like underpasses but they are an easier way to cross a road that footbridges, especially in bad weather.

13

közlekedési tábla

road sign

I was really upset when I got a ticket because I didn't notice a road sign well hidden behind a tree.

14

parkolóőr

traffic warden

I think almost everybody hates traffic wardens, but as long as they stop people from blocking my garage, I'm okay with them.

15

belerohan vmibe, karambolozik

to crash into sth

A van crashed into a bus and both drivers and some passangers had to be taken to hospital.

16

havi/éves bérlet

monthly/yearly pass

Though I only use the bus two or three times a week, for me it's worth buying a monthly pass since my workplace pays two-thirds of it.

17

autós, autóvezető

motorist

It is good to know when travelling that in different countries motorists are required to have different equipment in their cars.

18

kerülő út

bypass

The new bypass has really reduced congestion in the city centre.

19

körforgalom

roundabout

Though roundabouts are practival, for many drivers they take some time to get used to.

20

gyorshajtás

speeding

I think speeding is so dangerous that those who do it should be fined heavily.

21

vasúti átjáró

level crossing

When I started driving, I was terrified of level crossings.

22

eltéved

to lose one's way

I'm so happy to have a satnav in my car because I kept losing my way wherever I went.

23

tömeges karambol

pile-up

Yesterday's fog caused a pile-up on the M5 but luckily no one died.

24

bírságot fizet

to pay a fine

Nowadays pedestrians have to pay heavy findes when crossing the street at a red light.

25

megadja az elsőbbséget

to give right of way

I almost crashed into a lorry that didn't give me right of way but managed to swerve and avoid it.

26

közlekedési kihágás

traffic offence

Though my grandfather has had to pay fines for several traffic offences, he still thinks he is a good driver.

27

járda

pavement

I really do not understand why adult cyclists use the pavement when there is a cycle path available.

28

átadja a helyét

to give up one's seat

I always give up my seat on the bus for the elderly and people with small children.

29

lehajt (utópályáról), kijön (körforgalomból)

to take the exit

It is really annoying that so many drivers forget to indicate before taking the exit at a roundabout.

30

fekvőrendőr

speeding hump

They put a speed hump in front of the school because drivers kept speeding in spite of the road signs.