Driving in Europe is a decidedly different experience than driving in the U.S. There's undoubtedly something to driving through open countryside past rolling pastures and vineyards, only to hit the brakes in time to crawl through a medieval village.
How about we spend less time driving? Lets all spend time doing something that is more important. Getting off the road is good for the environment, good for our wallets, and may keep us out of the emergency room and the body shop.
There's an alternative to public transportation, and it's not through costly subway upgrades or private cars. It's built by the vehicles already driven around the city, by us commuters, and by our willingness to share.
A study by the Pew Research Center reveals that about a third of 16 and 17 year olds admitted that they had texted while driving. I don't have to tell you, there is almost nothing you can do behind the wheel that's more dangerous.