To be honest, last year in Italy I noticed hardly any difference between the driving of the Italians and the Dutch here at home. No special problems in the mountains either.Chris schreef:The speeding on German Autobahns are exagerated too. Obviously not everyone drives at 200km/h, as most US residents think.
But i think we can agree, by Dutch standards, Italians drive like morons, especially in the mountains, overtaking in curves you can't oversee etc. In cities it's a driving hell as well. They say if you learned to drive in Naples of Palermo, you can drive anywhere (well, maybe not in Cairo).
My first visits to Italy (end '70's and in the '80's) caused kind of a culture'shock'. Especially in the winter there was a crashed car every one or two kilometers, and driving through red light seemed to be normal.
Last year only in a traffic jam, right after a tollstation, I saw some (kind of funny) 'typical old fashioned' Italian driving (with a little crash as well), but in general the Italians seem to me not less disciplined drivers than the Dutch.