#94: Road “Rage”

Driving through a city such as Frankfurt can be a both harrowing and exhilarating experience as lanes merge and disappear, traffic appears from your right and expects you to stop, flashy motors both over and undertake you simultaneously.

If you dare to change lanes at an inappropriate time or hesitate at a green light you will most likely experience the German equivalent of road rage.

Instead of hurling abuse, names, and finger gestures – as is widely accepted in towns and cities across the UK –  Germans are more likely to pull up along side you at traffic lights and discuss the inadequacy of your last lane change or point out how you could drive better. Of course, this is often delivered through a heated debate but rarely does it descend into childish name calling and fighting. It remains as a direct conversation, something one will surely be indulging in whilst I learn the roads!

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