明鏡塾 Active English Practice: Class A2 Kobe – Oct. 24, 2011

Driving Overview on Okinawa for a U.S. Marine

沖縄

Okinawa offers a distinct driving experience. Unlike the United States, people drive on the left side of the road. The slow lane is on the left, and the fast lane is on the right, although there usually isn’t a significant difference between either. All speed limits are marked in kilometers per hour and, except for the Okinawa Expressway, there is no authorized speed zone beyond 60 kilometers per hour, or about 37 mph. In addition, all traffic signs here conform to international standards. Many roads are much narrower than standard American roads, traffic congestion is more the rule than the exception, and coral dust-laden roads are slick when it rains. Defensive driving is an absolute necessity. Drinking and driving and illegal drugs are dealt with very severely by both Japanese and Military authorities.

Question 1:
What are the differences between Okinawa and the U.S.?

Question 2:
How much speed can they drive at except for the Okinawa Expressway?

Question 3:
This notification describes what many roads are…

Question 4:
Why do they need “defensive driving” in Okinawa?

Question 5:
Please give us your impressions of this article.


Source: “Driving on Okinawa” at the category of “Living in Okinawa” from the web site of the Third Marine Expeditionary Force, U.S. Marine Corps Installations Pacific originally from
http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcbjapan/Pages/Living/Driving.aspx

Note: The article may be partially modified by ACI’s AEP instructor team in order to let students more enhance understanding.

投稿者:

Keith

Keith - English Practice Team 2 (TOEIC Section 5-7 for Scored 600/730)