View from the Carrot Room

Images, reviews and general ramblings about film and digital photography



Courteous driving

I was reminded this week of what courteous driving is like.  Living the freeways in LA you rarely see the kind of thoughtful driving with care and attention to other road users. People always seem to be in a hurry and think nothing of cutting you up and taking that small gap you left in front of yourself between you and the car in front – without any indication. Continue reading “Courteous driving”


PoF: Road

Didn’t have much time this week so not that happy with my efforts;  a couple of shots though (taken with the Olympus Pen-F) Continue reading “PoF: Road”


I’ve been driving in the US for a few years now and I’ve been driving for more than 20 years overall.  Most of the similarities and differences between UK and US rules have been reasonably easy to adjust to.

The turn right on stop, which I am still hesitant on doing sometimes, is okay.. I like it and try to avoid pedestrians as much as I can.

Driving on the right is fine too.  I do have an odd thing I do where in my head for instance on a turn left, which is across oncoming traffic and in the UK, a right would be across the oncoming what am doing is swapping left for right as a kind of mental switch.  This catches me out occasionally when getting or receiving directions where I get left and right mixed up – my partner now uses “left left” and right right” to make sure I hear and do the correct turn. Continue reading “Stop!”

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