Saturday, 7 June 2008

Sicilian traffic

From Sam Llewellyn: Saw your Newsnight film, sneered a bit, thinking, this might work in Scandinavia, but never in London let alone points south. Then went to Sicily, where there are many traffic lights and road signs, but no-one pays them a blind bit of notice. Town traffic flows at a calm, steady 15 mph. Seemed to me the system was based not on Scandinavian altruism but on a Latin reluctance to lose dignity and get your car wrecked. Worked like a dream.

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