[time-nuts] New unit of time measurement
jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 16 10:19:46 EST 2012
On 1/16/12 6:47 AM, Timeok wrote:
> please, before write look in your home than respect other people.
Luciano's point is well taken. Every place has it's idiosyncratic
driving things. Some are more different than others. I found Rome to
be fairly well disciplined for a big city. I'd sooner step off the curb
into the road reading a paper and not looking in Rome than New York,
that's for sure.
I think there is a general trend that warmer countries have wilder
driving just because there's more opportunity for driving and more cars
(because they last longer?). And to a certain extent, more driving
leads to a familiarity with local customs, which may diverge from one's
I drive in Los Angeles, and it's nothing here to be in tightly packed 75
mi/hr (120 km/hr) platoons zooming about merging and splitting in 4 way
interchanges, but we have relatively little of the 5 lanes squeezing
down to 2 like you find in the US NorthEast (Boston, I'm looking at
you). So people from back east find winding through the mountains at 65
mi/hr a bit trying, but have no problem in downtown LA.
The other thing is signage. Everybody does their signs a bit differently
(even in the US), so your plan-ahead navigation tends to get screwed up,
even if the immediate vehicle management is ok. That tends to make
driving in a foreign country a bit more exciting.
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