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Driving: Life in the fast lane

There’s something few consider before moving to another country: driving or, more specifically, how important one’s mortality is versus one’s desire to (literally) hit the road. I speak from personal experience, having lived in the Greek capital of Athens for 5 years, although my observations could equally apply to many Eastern European countries, South America, Asia and Africa where, for the unsuspecting expat, driving can seem bonkers! When I first observed driving nuances in Greece, I drank in a kaleidoscope of dangerous overtaking, near hits and misses, speeding, tailgating, relentless high beam flashing, redundant seatbelts, chronic helmet avoidance, lane blocking, auspicious indicator usage and what appeared to be a general on-road selfishness soundtracked by eternally blasting car horns.

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