Thursday, September 23, 2010
We are driving in Berlin
I thought driving in German would be just like driving in America since they, too, drive on the right side-not so fast.
-I have yet to see a single stop sign?! I'm not sure if they exist or not. The alternative is a yield, if you get to an intersection with another car the car on the right gets the right of way?
-When you turn you have to watch for bikes because they have their own lane as well. Which during the day time might not be as much of a problem, but this evening-I did in fact cause a cyclist to slam on the brakes-oops!
-The stop lights are not above the intersection, but a light on the right and left just above eye level.
-Green, Yellow, then Red? NO- Red, Yellow, Green, Yellow, Red
-Don't Block the Box-doesn't exist either-because there are special additional lights for the cars stuck in the intersection? This is definitely the weirdest thing for me.
Excited to explore the city and country by bus, train, and CAR over the next 2 years!