I had occasion to drive in city traffic last weekendómy first time behind the wheel of a car (actually a pickup) in a year or more.
And it drove me absolutely flippin' insane! It was so stressful/busy/high speed/unpredictable I couldn't believe it.
I concede that I haven't driven for a while, and that I might yet become accustomed to the pace, but this was brutal. Huge lineups at every light, people changing lanes at high speed to avoid left turners and parked cars, people racing to beat orange and even newly-red lights. A honking, screaming, bird-flipping fiasco of biblical proportions.
If it hadn't been a borrowed vehicle, I'd have driven it off a pier, towelled off and run to the nearest pub.
Does anyone else share this experience? Or is it just me and 18 months of being removed from this mess?