I passed my driving test in 1978. I was living at the time in Leyton, East London. I took my driving lessons locally and once I bought my own car later that year I regularly drove across and around east London and into the countryside. more>>>
Thanks George. I was hoping someone would get that reference.
1 Sep 2010 Mary Jackson
Darn tootin'. And darn Clapham.
I don't particularly mind the hooter/tooter/horn - rude whichever way you say it - as long as it's not aggressive. In some countries it isn't meant that way.
I learned to drive in London in 1991, when the traffic was already bad. Because of this, I find quieter places, even the north, more stressful. London drivers, for all their faults, have very fast reactions, so you can take risks and nip in and out.
1 Sep 2010 ZZMike
Another "Beep! Beep!" (for your American cousins):
You needn't watch past 1:05, but if you do, it'll make you a Better Person. I'ts a Chuck Jones "Roadrunner" cartoon (from 1958), unfortunately cut off about 4:30.
I have a modest suggestion to automobile manufacturers around the world: stop putting those irritating devices in cars. Life would be so much simpler.
As it is, you're not supposed to beep your tooter (or is it toot your beeper?) until after someone has crashed into you.
7 Sep 2010 Esmerelda Weatherwax
And on the subject of Road Runner I just found this. I do like Chris Spedding.