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I don’t normally do the photo challenges, however here are two photos from Italy.
One way only ?
Italians see road signs and traffic lights, as advisory rather than obligatory.
To give you a couple of examples, I stopped at a red traffic light while we were driving in Catania Sicily. The guy in the car behind me, started honking his horn and waving his hand at me. I looked at Mrs Sensible and said, “what’s his problem, the light is still red!”
Mrs Sensible explained, “the light may be red, but there are no cars crossing the junction so it is safe to go”
It is said that the drivers in Northern Italy are better than the drivers in the south but:-
I was driving a friend home one night, she was directing me through the traffic, as we approached her apartment, she said “turn left here”
“I can’t it is a no entry”
It doesn’t matter I am a resident
But it doesn’t say, no entry except residents, it is a one way street!!
Pecora, it doesn’t matter, my apartment is just up the street. I have lived here 15 years and I always turn left up here.
- Don’t use a pedestrian crossing to cross,
This photo was taken in Calabria.
When you come to Italy on your holiday, please do not use the zebra crossings when you want to cross the street. There are a number of reasons.
1) You will annoy the car drivers who use them to park there cars.
2) They are very dangerous, no really they are. As you start to cross the road, you will be thinking you are safe and the car will stop for you. I am here to tell you, it is not so. The driver is thinking, mmm pizza today, I had better phone my mum and make sure she has put the beer in the fridge. He will not have even noticed you, not unless you have long legs and a short skirt. And even then he will still run you over.
When I moved here, I drove Mrs Sensible’s car from the UK to Italy, I took the scenic route and drove through, Belgium, Switzerland a bit of Germany… I didn’t have one near miss or accident.
Two weeks after arriving here, I stopped at a zebra crossing in Alessandria, to let an old guy cross the road. The old guy never moved he just stood there and watched the Ford Transit Van redesign my boot and bumper.
While we were exchanging insurance details, the van driver asked Mrs Sensible “Why did he stop?”
Because he is English!
This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.