Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Circle Business
The second worry, which I've never gotten over....is the traffic circle business.
Here's the thing, if you have only one circle in front of you.....you have to pay absolute attention to the options. If you have a double-circle (like in the photo).....there better be a second person in the car. Generally, you just won't be able to comprehend the amount of data presented in the seven seconds you have before reacting.
If you screw up? Well....that means you have to re-enter the circle yet again. And your stress level is maxing out by this point.
I will admit....after a while, especially in small towns where circles are part of the atmosphere.....it's a terrific device and I'd suggest to bring it into the US. As for high speed roads? No.....it becomes a problem because you really have to know where you are going and get yourself into the right lane. Trying to stay in the far right lane to make the third turn-out? Well....that's illegal (by the German book). So read up on circles and make sure you grasp the simple rules.
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