In my last post I mentioned walkers, cyclists and farmers for whom the time seemed to stand still.
Now I don’t know in which country you were born and raised and in which one you are currently living… As for me, I was born and raised in Germany and I’m living in Ireland for seven years now. But I still shake my head when I bump into certain situations while driving on Ireland’s roads.
In Germany there are sidewalks throughout the villages, towns and big cities. Driving from one village to the other you do not always see sidewalks. However, there are many (cycle) paths next to the roads. It seems, there the roads are not as narrow as they are over here; and most of them would have a median/centre strip, side line and marker posts. By the way, these marker posts are really great. In German they are called “Leitpfosten” (guiding posts). I sure miss these, especially while driving when it is dark.
Today I’ll share some of the pictures we have taken on Ireland’s roads. Let’s see what you’ll think of them:
By the way, don’t be fooled by the white line you see on the road 😉
Here are people walking out and about… On roads where cars are passing by with speeds of up to 80-100km/h (55-65 mph)
These trailer loads… Not sure the drivers would get away with that in Germany. Notice, no number (license) plate on the trailers 🙄
Last but not least we have the Irish livestock crossing the roads…
… here crossing within village limits. But this also happens outside villages, for example on country roads like the R741 between Ballycanew and Gorey. 😉
No matter if cows, tractor trailers carrying loads, pedestrians, cyclists or dog walkers, you will find them everywhere and sometimes where you least expect them to appear. Please drive with extra care, looking ahead and being ready to use your breaks when needed.