Friday, June 15, 2012

Passing Place

Many of the roads in the Highlands are single lane (if that). The speed limits are rediculously high (60 and 70 mph), considering the roads are narrow, single lane, wind through mountains, and have many blind spots.

Passing oncoming traffic is accomplished by pulling into a "Passing Place" which are about 1/4 to 1/2 mile apart.  You literally play chicken with oncoming traffic... hoping one of you pull into a PP before a collision.

I must be doing better now driving.... Olivia is back in the navigator's seat and is now telling me to slow down.  The passengers are also complaining about neck aches induced by rapid deceleration into Passing Places.

1 comment:

  1. Slow down?! I keep telling you to speed up, grandpa! ! Gotta keep up with all the europeans in the round- abouts!