21 April 2011 - Driving in France - Written by Caroline
20.04.2011 - 21.04.2011
Immediately I have noticed that there is much less rubbish on the sides of the road and on the beaches and pavements. We have only been in two regions of northern France, but nevertheless, it makes the UK look pretty scruffy.
Being that driving is my first experience, the other thing that has hit me is how much tail gating there is. I bought a ‘driving in Europe’ book and it said, watch out for when the Parisians leave Paris for their summer holidays, because they bring their city driving habits with them, but we have not had to wait. No hand waving, or horns or flashing of lights, but right up you’re a**e and happy to overtake when the car in front is still pulling into the slower lane. In the UK, I would consider it aggressive driving. Here is seems altogether acceptable. C’est la vie. No one seems pi**ed off, so it is fine by me.