Wednesday, 1 June 2011
a smart car for getting around
The car might look small to those accustomed to other roads, but around here it's still one of the giants.
That is, compared with the scooters and all-terrain-hoppers that many drive.
Being a car, there's no requirement to wear crash helmets (although at times it almost feels as if one should).
Neither, it transpires, is there a legal requirement for the bikers and scooterists on the twisty roads around here to wear any form of headgear.
Best to drive slowly in any case. I've noticed that even the bus drivers and taxis drive sedately around here.
It's also easy to see that the main season hasn't started, because the hire shops are still full of the little four-wheeled scooters in luminous colours and we didn't have any trouble ordering the Smart as a cabrio.
Highly useful as the temperatures nuzzle thirty degrees.