Famous French cat Pompon--and backseat driver--keeps an eye on traffic coming from the right.
Upon complaining about all of the unmarked intersections in France and the priority to the right rule, I was countered by two Frenchmen who claimed that the driving system was très logique...that the rule keeps drivers vigilant about what is to their right. I take this to mean the direction from which a car would most likely be hit in a collision. Of course.
Vocabularyla priorité à droite: priority to the right
la pédale de frein: the brake pedal
ralentir: to slow down
un donneur de leçons: a backseat driver, literally a giver of lessons
tirer les ficelles: to be a backseat driver (to give unwanted advice); literally to pull the strings
©2013 P.B. Lecron