Thursday, June 3, 2010
Traffic lights, stop signs, yield signs are basically suggestions unlike in America where these road rules are strictly enforced. It seems like the white lines on the roads don't really matter at all... people make up their own lanes... but then again, this is a different country and so many different road rules and etiquette apply.
No turning signals (usually); people drive assertively and don't hesitate to merge onto the highway, or to change lanes, no matter how crowded the street. Also loud horns are a must, and you really have to get over the whole American concept of keeping one-car-length of space in between your car and the one ahead. The cars literally get 1 inch away from the car in front of them.