Flossy1978 wrote:Have you not seen on Youtube how your neighbours, the Russians drive? Or Indians? Riku???
Finnish roads are similar to russian ones. There they just have a wide stretch of concrete and people decide for themselves if there are three or four lanes there (obviously some trouble when different drivers decide differently). Here the same thing happens. Many roads in the centre of helsinki are just marked as one lane but many (mostly taxi drivers) will consider it to be a two lane road, and others consider it a one lane road. Then it gets a bit narrower and it's certainly not wide enough for two cars, so the chance for an argument with your fellow motorists.
For example this road
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how many lanes wide ? one or two? point the camera at the parked truck and you will consider it one lane wide. point the other direction and it could be two.
I prefer the british, american and australian approach of making the roads unambiguous. no deciding for yourself how many lanes wide the road is, or where you stop at traffic lights.
Some places in Finland (i've noticed this in Hyvinkaa) have traffic planners who have realised that more is not better. They have narrowed some junctions, built out kerbs. By making the road narrower they've improved it, not just for pedestrians but also drivers. But this implementation is very patchy and a long way to go before getting to British or Dutch levels.