Subject: Re: Driving in Europe?

> It is a complex subject ?

Hi Peter, I think it definitely is complex, and especially so when trying to go for all of the U.S.A. Size and population wise, we are closer to all of Europe than any single country. They did a survey here about how long it takes someone to honk at you once the light turns green. New York City was the quickest to honk - at the low end (I forgot which city), the tester actually sat through a whole light without getting honked at!

As for the non-USA countries I've driven in (England, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Iceland) I would say the English are the most polite overall. I think Madrid was the most maddening big city to drive in (I thought it was worse than NYC.) The U.S. seems to have the most aggressive drivers overall (of course, I am not one of them!)

Marguerite in Chicagoland