Re: Why such aggressive drivers?
I am very lucky to be able to travel a lot these days- and I think there is an awful amount of bad driving going on here, there and everywhere. People tailgaiting, not signalling, on their phone or even texting.. even when overtaking on very wet roads, etc, etc.
Thing is, whether on the roads or in other situations, we get used to a 'certain kind of bad behaviour' -the one we are used to 'back home' - and other kinds of bad behaviour, perhaps no worse but different- comes as more of a shock. As said, driving in Sicily last couple of weeks certainly made us think that way. And when we go 'back home' (the UK) - we are now often quite amazed at the aggressive and dangerous driving on the M20, M40, M25- near London!
Kids here at school, and usally at home too- are taught to always wait, look both sides and then always wave to say thank you- which was rare from kids in the UK. Many adults do too- but many, young adults especially, just jump out without any indication or looking and then do not even acknowledge you at all. Same all over, though. 50+ young people have died this year due to crossing without looking as they have earphones in and are texting- the last one was run over by a tram last week in Geneva.
Perhaps not the right thread- but PLEASE, if you have teenage kids- talk to them about the dangers of earphones and texting whilst walking in town and to stop and think before crossing the road!