Have you ever had the pleasure of riding in a taxi in Rome? Or a bus along a mountain road in Italy? If so, you can imagine the impact of this report from the Daily Telegraph:
"More than 2,000 bus drivers from all over Italy have been drafted in to ferry athletes, officials and media personnel around the Olympic sites, and many of the drivers are unfamiliar with local roads, let alone local weather conditions."
Having done both the taxi and mountain bus routine, let me remind all who shall so venture forth that a coward dies a thousand deaths: the valiant taste of death but once.