February 4, 2011

Drivers With Leaf Badges

What the Badges really mean:

Drivers in Japan from their 75th birthday need to display a momiji (Japanese maple leaf) sign of autumnal red and gold on the windscreen or on the back of the car whenever they get behind the wheel. There is no rule as to where the sign should be put which means that it can get overlooked. Presumably the thinking is that, like learners, elderly drivers need to be identified so that the other road users will drive more defensively. There will come a time if it hasn't already when momiji signs considerably outnumber learner signs as the elderly have perhaps 15 to 20 years to display whilst learners are usually finished within six months.


















(Refer To JDM Guy Above) 

Ignoring the meanings of symbols, and just identifying something as "that shit is hot niqqa" or "dats straight up fiyah." Usually you will see some guy named Chris or the driver has a friend named Chris that owns an Integra that is similar to this one. Yes this guy doesn't even know what Option sticker really means nor has he ever seen an Option magazine or video. The Japanese badge indicates that any revving or flybys from this "niqqa" be ignored.

4 comments:

Nuckin' Futs said...

"Nah niqqa, its jdm tight you!" We all know who the majority of these people are, lets not beat around the proverbial bush...

Super Terrific Happy Car Blog said...

Haha.

sakone said...

Wait, you mean people use these and are not elderly? Dumbfounded.


Maybe it should go in the same category as "JDM" license plate/chassis code trend.

Super Terrific Happy Car Blog said...

Along with Altezza lights!