I have never used the word “intersection” before, but after looking into Internet and checking my photos I have realised that it is the meeting of the ways, crossing over, things that I like to avoid when driving a car, but of course you cannot. There are nice geometric objects known as “roundabouts” which I prefer, and the Swiss have the nice habit of decorating them. The one in the picture has lavender in Summer. I drive around this one when going into town. Right of way is always the traffic coming from the right.
And then we get the more artistic type of roundabout. This is to be found in the village where I worked for 30 years. There was some sort of competition and the design with the horses won.
Otherwise as a newly recruited driver, I am glad when the roads stay as they should be: no sudden changes in the flow of traffic which would confuse me. Although I am actually a Brit, where they drive on the left side of the road, I never actually drove a car in England, thank goodness. I took my test in Switzerland where they drive, as most of Europe, on the right side of the road.
One of the first laws I learned in Switzerland is when driving, the traffic from the right has right of way when nothing different is shown on the road signs. However when this changes from one day to the other it can get confusing. Exactly one of the roads that I regularly drive when shopping has now had a change. I approach the intersection and want to turn right, but I always waited because a “Stop” road was signalised and checked if there was traffic coming from the left. Now this has been changed and the letters “S T OP” have been obliterated, meaning you can now go ahead and drive if you turn right and the traffic coming from the left must stop for you, but you have to hope that they realise that after the last 50 years, this has now changed. I do this Russian Roulette three times a week and have survived up to now. Thank goodness the speed limit is only 30 kph.