Oh it was great fun getting through town today.
Here in the old part of town we have a network of narrow streets. They were built with donkeys in mind not cars. A couple of years ago, after years of cars literally scraping past each other the town council introduced a one-way system. At some point over the Christmas /New Year holiday, the Town Council has switched the one-way system around! So the streets you could turn into you now can’t. And the streets you couldn’t turn into, you now can. There were no warnings anywhere to warn traffic of the changes. The first change I encountered was at a V shaped junction; I noticed the No-Entry sign at the last second when as normal I was about to take the road on the right. Braked hard, swung the car to the left and found my way round town in reverse order hoping that everyone else had observed the signs from their end!
I’m sure in UK there would have been information signs posted for weeks before. Then on the big day, it still would have been chaos, probably complete with road rage and threats to sue the Traffic Dept! Here they just do it. You are supposed to look at roadsigns right? So what’s the big deal?
And, you know – it worked perfectly!