This Is How Japanese Drivers Say 'Thank You' While Driving

Something we can all learn from.

The Japanese are known for many things. Chief among them is their tendency as a people to be polite and courteous. That habit extends to the way they drive.

But it turns out that the Japanese are so respectful that they actually have a whole system just for saying thanks to their fellow drivers. In Japan, whenever a motorist gives way and lets another car enter into their space, the other car turns their hazard lights on for a few seconds as a way of showing gratitude. Watch the video below to see it in action.

Perhaps we can all learn a little something about giving way, being more respectful, and sharing kindness on the road. However you choose to do it, whether it's with a smile or a small wave of your hand, a simple 'thank you' can go a long way.

Main photo courtesy of Masashi Wakui from Pixabay

This article originally appeared on Top Gear.

Minor edits have been made to this article.

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