I've had to do a lot of driving over the years. The chances are I've been through a town near you, but never stayed long enough to get a feel for local idiosyncrasies in driving habits. I learned to drive in London, so was brought up on the dog eat dog nature of getting around the city. When I moved to Kent, I was surprised that it didn't need to be so aggressive, albeit there were more than enough impatient drivers to watch out for. Now I've moved to Hampshire, it's like I've moved to another planet. I can't believe how sensible the majority of drivers here are. In two months, I haven't once been tailgated. Traffic merging does it like a zip. Never once heard a horn honk. It's such a pleasant surprise, but don't get me wrong, there's just the same amount of traffic here and everyone needs to be somewhere. They drive fast when the opportunity allows, but without the grief. What's it all about? Has Hampshire County Council sprinkled magic dust on the roads or something? I doubt this county is alone in having courteous drivers, but it's a real surprise to find it's not that far from my old stamping grounds, yet the bad driving habits I've been accustomed to haven't spread this far. How would you rate your county in the driving courtesy stakes?