I’m not a huge fan of driving in any nation, but driving on the left side of the road in the right side of the car….well, I don’t like it. I’m used to it, I manage, and I don’t freak out too much on smaller roads, but give me a big motorway and I get nervous. (Put my husband in the passenger seat and I’m afraid I get more nervous.) It doesn’t help that, 15 years ago, before we moved to the States, I had a major accident on a very busy motorway that resulted in one totaled car and some cracked ribs and weeks of pain for me. That was not my best moment (and here’s my public service announcement: wear your seatbelt!).
But let’s not talk about motorways today. Let’s talk about funny country roads, where the speed limit is 60 but the road twists and turns and is generally too narrow for cars to pass each other.
Roads like this:
And yes, the speed limit on a road like this really is 60 mph. Nevermind that roads like this often border farms and it’s quite likely you’ll meet a rather large tractor and have to back up several hundred yards to allow it to pass. Or pull into a lay-by to make room for the oncoming car.
Luckily, most people drive well below the speed limit on these roads. My speed on a road like this tends to be about 28 mph. Boy racers will tackle these roads at 60 mph, just because. If you suffer from motion sickness, a road like this is not for you. (Ahem. You know who you are.)
Next up, a very strange “byway” sign that I spied at the back entrance to my son’s school.
Now, let me show you what you’re driving your horse and carriage down: