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Vilay got upset with me when I was teasing him about priority to the right as a car ran a stop sign in the video below.  It was not a priority to the right and it was the fault of the driver in the other car.  Boy.  Am I happy I am not a man.  He was upset with me because he didn’t want everyone to think it was his driving.  You know…male ego.  :)

I don’t like the priority to the right because I think it is unsafe.  It is one of the reasons I am afraid to drive in France where it is used alot. 

La banlieue de Strasbourg
Video sent by pumpkinpie

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  • Pardon_My_French March 16, 2007, 10:50 am

    That was so difficult for me at first — trying to figure out who has priority — and at times I’m still not sure.

    Me: “So, first I should look for my own sign that tells me if I have/don’t have priority, and if I don’t have a sign, I have to look for the *other* person’s (stop or yield) sign, and if it still isn’t there, then they have priority?” Husband: “Yes, but sometimes they don’t have an actual sign, there’s just a solid line painted on the road.” Me: “What happens if there isn’t a sign and the solid line hasn’t been repainted for 7 years and I can barely see it, like that one right there?” Husband: “Just slow down and see if the other person stops.”

    At times it does feel like a huge game of Chicken.

  • Pumpkin March 16, 2007, 11:20 am

    Vilay told me to slow down at each street that is on the right and look to see if a car is there. Most of the time the other cars are watching too but sometimes you will see someone flying out from the right side with not one worry in the world.

  • Cathy Y. March 16, 2007, 7:29 pm

    It’s amazing to me — the driving differences. When we were in Geneva, Switzerland two years ago, the kids and I were standing at a crosswalk in front of our hotel, and lo and behold, a car actually STOPPED to let us cross, and there wasn’t even a light! That was so nice, but the scary part to me is that if *I* had been driving, I wouldn’t have known to do that!!! Also, those “roundabout” things — they freak us out.

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