There are suddenly foreign cars everywhere. Stylish late car models manufactured in many countries parade down the roads. According to data on the Web site of the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association, some 6,000 imported new cars were sold in October versus 110,000 local new cars sold during the same month. That means foreign cars made up more than 5 percent of cars sold here. It seems not so long ago that foreign cars were so rare they caused heads to turn in awe.
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Unfortunately, many driving foreign cars present the wrong role model. Many tend to dash through intersections despite red lights. Pedestrians feel particularly insulted when this happens. Foreign car drivers are also among the most obnoxious drivers at intersections, shifting suddenly from the left-turn lane to race forward when light changes to green. Drivers in the back point fingers and grumble that they probably had made their money through such sneaky means. Some can be found speeding in highway bus lanes. Those watching shrug and think they probably have too much money to be bothered about fines.
Of course, some drivers of foreign cars also have good hearts. They obey traffic rules. Finding a pedestrian crossing, the driver stops no matter what the light says. When small cars or trucks signal, they slow to make room for them to cut in. They whisper blessings to small cars and truck owners that they, too, can one day be better off. If many driving foreign cars have such kind hearts, we will one day find ourselves in a warmer and more noble society.