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Old 02-09-2017, 03:07 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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What countries have you driven in? Which was the easiest and which was the most difficult? I'm an American who has driven in US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, Australia, Greece, and Oman. Australia (Melbourne) was the most difficult as driving on the left side and tons of traffic. Easiest (besides rural US) was Greece. On an island, courteous drivers, and no traffic. Athens would be another story.

Living in Kuwait and have yet to drive here. But the drivers are very aggressive and bring driving styles from many parts of the goal making me wary of driving here. China was also pretty bad (I never drove there) but many drivers would make left hand turns from right lane and fail to yield.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Except North America and continental Europe, I have only driven in South Korea (Jeju Island), which was very fine. Never driven on the left side though.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:35 AM
 
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US, Canada, France, Italy, Israel, Chile and Turkey.

All pretty easy. I was surprised how fast you need to drive on the highway in Italy. You pretty much have to maintain 130km/h to keep up with the flow.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Fast?

Well, I am usually driving on the German Autobahn before entering the Netherlands, and after going like 220 km/h have to slow down to 130 km/h. It feels like bicycle speed. I used to say, after entering the Netherlands it is just coasting to the sea.
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Italy, Germany, France, Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Canada. Driving on the left side of the road is a blast!
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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Israel, Australia and the USA. I didn't have any real problems driving on the other side of the road in Australia having spent 2 years as a child in England so my mind shifts directions pretty quickly when traffic is on the opposite side of the road.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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What countries have you driven in? Which was the easiest and which was the most difficult? I'm an American who has driven in US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, Australia, Greece, and Oman. Australia (Melbourne) was the most difficult as driving on the left side and tons of traffic. Easiest (besides rural US) was Greece. On an island, courteous drivers, and no traffic. Athens would be another story.

Living in Kuwait and have yet to drive here. But the drivers are very aggressive and bring driving styles from many parts of the goal making me wary of driving here. China was also pretty bad (I never drove there) but many drivers would make left hand turns from right lane and fail to yield.
Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Canada,and Mexico.

The autobahn system in Germany makes Germany relatively easy to get around in if you know what you are doing. In some ways, I actually preferred driving in Germany to driving in the United States. Germans want to go fast and won't fool around. However, I also found that they will give you a second to make a lane change or turn if they can see what you are doing.

Spain was the scariest for me to drive in. I saw too unpredictable behavior.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: plano
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Canada, Cost Rica, and Portugal. Canada and Portugal were great and easy Costa Rican drivers are called costa rican terrorist. Nicest people in the world until they get behind the wheel on this small, not good roads.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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All European countries (except of England and Russia.) The US and Mexico.
I love driving and had good time everywhere.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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Canada, US, Mexico, Great Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany.
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