It’s far easier in Boca than it is in London and Surrey. It helps enormously that I’ve switched from a recalcitrant manual to a comparatively obsequious automatic, but the difference in traffic still strikes me every time I take to the road (which is at least a couple of times a day for anyone living in Florida). Of course there are commuter routes that get jammed at certain times of day, but so far I’ve only experienced a wide choice of lightly-used lanes with traffic lights I always get through on a first change.
There are no cameras to elevate the speed restrictions above amusing suggestions when the police aren’t in the vicinity, and U-turns are positively encouraged when sat nav loses the battle for your attention to a child or the radio. Other drivers seem a great deal more relaxed too; lane switching, undertaking and stopping for no apparent reason all seem par for the course. They can get a bit tootie if you drive on the wrong side of the road, but I’m getting better on that front.
Basically it’s a bit like an extended go on the dodgems but with fewer collisions, although I have noticed one or two nasty ones in my rear view mirror. I’m almost looking forward to my driving test in a couple of weeks.