I was talking to a German woman the other day and driving came up. She said she actually likes driving in American because "you don't have to think". I had a good laugh, but she was totally serious. And this was here in Washington DC, home of what I feel are the worst drivers in the country (and I've been around).
The other thing about driving in Germany is that it's very expensive. Cars are very expensive, gad is very expensive, drivers education is very expensive, etc. America made the 'decision' of making driving more accessible to the masses than any other country. There's a down side to that, and there is absolutely room for improvement, but I think the trade off is worth it. Germany is also a much more densely populated country - making it both easier to maintain the smaller road network properly and to provide public transport to the non-driver class.
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