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Old 03-02-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I was wondering what a road border crossing between two countries with opposing traffic might look like
Does left-hand traffic somehow affect the brain differently? Interestingly many places where there is left-hand traffic are islands. At least that eliminates the border crossing issue
I am from a right-hand traffic country, and when I moved to Britain I felt insecure when leaving the house. And I don't even drive a car. Has anyone tried driving in a country where traffic is the 'wrong' way around, for instance on vacation? Is it dangerous? After all, driving is largely based on automatisms, especially with experienced drivers.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Right- and left-hand traffic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Hardest part imo is shifting gears with the opposite hand, if you drive a manual.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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USA driver (Right side) I went to a Brit island where they drive on the Wrong side . Anytime someone sent shivers up my spine I dodge Right, which was wrong.

As a foreign car tech I got to drive Brit cars set up to be there, but here in the USA. That took some getting used to, but a Bently is big enough people will get out of the way if you screech loud enough!
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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On vacations, I've driven in Australia, and all over the British Isles on one three-week driving trip. I adjusted very quickly, driving away from Gatwick Airport in London.

Only one time, one morning, pulling out of the parking lot of a motel in Glasgow, perhaps not enough coffee, I turned right into oncoming traffic. It never happened again.

In many ways, I found it easier to drive on the left.

The biggest dangers in left-drive countries are walking. I had many close calls in those countries as I'm a notorious jay-walker. Distracted, with so many new things to see, you step off the curb, and if you don't look to your right, instead of looking left, it could be an easy death.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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I was wondering what a road border crossing between two countries with opposing traffic might look like ?
Maybe they use roundabouts.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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YouTube - Stay Left, Look Right
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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So, are Brits' left arms stronger and more precisely working because they shift gears on the other side?
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