A story from Italy by Stephen & Ginetta Rochester
Driving in ITALY
|As we are coming to end of our time in Italy I thought an update on the classic cars we have seen would be in order. Apart from two R4s and one 70s Alpha Spyder the answer unfortunately is none. This is the closest we have got which is an aged advert for the local Tabach
Instead of adding to this misery I thought it might be worth providing the answer we now give to the frequently asked question of what it is like driving in Italy. To date we have covered 22000kms about two thirds of what we expected to have done. Driving as we know it in Australia is all about the road rules and compliance with these rules. In Italy it seems to be your skill on the road and how road rules are interpreted.
To help explain what follows is a list of how we would interpret these rules-
Given the Australian obsession with rules and compliance you would think that Australia would be a safer place to drive in. Whilst we may have an exemplary low coronavirus incidence due to rules, roads show a different picture of higher mortality and accident rates than occur in Europe. To protect against fake conclusions this view is based on information provided by Wikipedia which since it is available on the internet must be true.
Cheers Stephen & Ginetta