The surfaces are flawless and drivers are courteous and competent–despite what you may hear about speed and disregard for safety in Europe. The exception is motorcycles which fly past well in excess of 100 mph.
Driving along the Rhone we see nuke power stations alongside giant windmills, providing power to run things like the high speed TGV trains that pass by at up to 200 mph. The river itself carries barges laden with freight, but we see little coal as an energy source.
It is a joy to motor through the countryside, but if one wishes to go quickly between towns, the rule is “pay to play.”
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