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Life in Culebrón is personal view of Spain and Spanish life as seen by a Briton living in a small village in Alicante province.
The other tabs link to similar blogs when I have lived in other places. The TIM magazine is an English language magazine I write articles for.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Clunk Click

One of Maggie's pals gave us a lift into town the other day. I noticed I was the only person who wore a seat belt. After an evening's drinking the same person drove home. I have no idea why I didn't walk.

Different behaviour. Sometimes when I say to a Spaniard about putting on their seat belt they tell me that the police never patrol the road they intend to use. It's the same with alcohol. Not the consequences for themselves or others but the possibility of being caught and fined.

Even more bizarre is their attitude to cars and children. In general Spaniards fuss over children; hair ruffling is a sport. But children standing inside cars, sometimes on the front passenger seat is widespread.

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