We arrived in France this evening, in the dark and had no difficulty following the white lines and instructions on the roads, which were all fresh, very white and easy to follow, to make sure we were in the right lane, turned at the right place etc etc.
I couldn't but compare it with the situation in the UK where, where ever you go the lines are worn almost to non-existence. and at night, and in the rain, completely invisible.
It isn't a problem in my home locality, where I am familiar with my routes to and from the local towns and city so do not look for road amrkings because I know them all by heart, but last weekend I was driving round a medium sized city, which I am not entirely unfamliar with, but rarely drive in, and I found it really difficult, especially in the dark and pouring rain, to ensure I was always in the right lane, especially in situations where every junction had different priorities compared with the previous one.
French traffic authroities are just as cash strapped as in the UK, but manage to keep their road markings fresh and repair all their potholes - mind you the lack of lines, lighting and cats-eyes on their motorwys - is a struggle.
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