People in the UK are no better.
No way, no how…
Having lived abroad nearly half my life, driven literally everywhere, returning now i find driving really weird.
In part, use of turn signals always, for everything.
At least where i am, Dallas, it is like some marriage proposal just to change lanes?!
I mean, I’m in the right turn lane, is it really necessary?
But the smell of fear is just everywhere here.
And people do not follow rules, out of some bizarre seeming politeness, ignoring right of way, etc…which is dangerous.
…waiving the other by…oh you go, no you go, etc. despite having right of way.
What upsets me to my core here is just the anger and road rage…almost makes me want to leave old Jaguars for good.
I’ve had ppl brake check me, ride my rear end while in right lane, and even pull a gun on me!
Terrified, “F this country, F this place, I tried, I’m leaving again!! etc”…to my family as i returned that day.
I did get the plate number, braked, turned immediately, went to gas station, called police.
People ask me what happened while waiting as i asked to use their phone.
How many people said, “that’s why you need to get a gun too, etc…”
Eventually discover car was stolen, all arrested, so that was good, at least…
In Italy, everyone drives as if they are racing a Ferrari at Daytona, even the bus drivers.
No aggression, no anger, at worst people shrug their shoulders. And they love/respect cars. Nobody would ever key someone’s car, they if anything would go after driver.
It all just mysteriously works, but you must go with the flow.
I suppose the main motive is, Italians love life. Everyone here is F’ing miserable.
I miss that, so much…especially the complete absence of fear that i never, ever had…
UK cities? That’s another matter.
Anyway, back to turn signals.