Generally speaking, I'm the type who:
- doesn't mind driving an extra 2 km if the driving is smooth sailing
- doesn't like zigzagging around the suburbs
- doesn't mind a bit of traffic if it's downhill (like down Glenhove)
- hates "begging" to be let into the traffic flow (I'll happily wait a longer time for a traffic light rather than push my way in)
|for your viewing pleasure, carrrrrrrrssssss everywhere!|
|and here's where you depend on someone to be kind and let you turn left into the traffic flow. Granted the cars turning right (red one straight ahead) have it worse, so there is that|
On the days when I travel by myself, I occasionally try a new little bit here and there. I don't like change to my routes if they work, so this is only if it's a complete disaster somewhere.
One day I tried D's way (this one above) and I determined that it was the first and last. I hate feeling like I have to beg to be let in...
I'll take my chances crossing a busy road with no traffic light rather than this craziness.
I worked in the previous location for 14 years and after a few weeks of finding the best way at the best time (turn left and go one way except if after dark then rather turn right. Slightly longer but probably safer), I drove the same way to work all the time. No, it's not boring for me - it's comforting!
Except when I joined that new team and had to be at work at the crack of dawn - well then, all ways were horrible and I tried different routes all the time just in case there was a magic way that was better than any other (there wasn't).
Tell me about your traffic personality.
PS next time I'm going to talk about what happens when I get lost (hint - it's not a pretty sight)