Sure would be scary to drive a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car.

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    I remember hiring a Mazda RX7 in Honolulu, the left hand drive was no problem but driving on the right side of the road was a nightmare, as i was used to driving on the left side of the road in a right hand vehicle, i had no problems out on the open road, but in Honolulu it was a different matter, i was forever deciding which side of the road i should take when turning left or right. the thing to remember is the white centre line is always on the drivers side, i don't know how i would have coped in Los Angeles , because of the traffic.


    I often think of that when watching a movie and I wonder about how I would know what to do in a rush. I do not know how I would do and that’s scary but thanks for the story.

    ""Well, dear, you do it all the time...


    No Sir! Not me…. lol

    Yes, you do, you live in the US. Everyone drives with the steering on the wrong side. Not only that, you also drive on the wrong side of the road.

    You tell him Eggie! lol.

    Vive la rébellion! We Americans are such rebels, LOL

    This can be a problem. My car has the steering wheel on the left and I drive on the right side of the road (in France). When I go to the UK with my car, I have to drive on the left. Conditioned refexes mean that it sometimes happens that I start off driving on the left. The sudden rush of adrenaline makes me realise my error.

    A suggestion has been made that Brits, Aussies, Kiwis etc change to driving on the right. To get used to the idea they could drive on the left, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and on the right the other days.


    Well I don’t see any reasons for them not to stop what they are doing and try that. Hehehehehe.

    But just make sure that everyone keeps a calendar in their vehicle. :)

    I have driven army vehicles that were right hand drive and never had any problem. Of course I was a lot younger so it may be different now.

    We had USA Jeeps and Studebaker 5 tonners. The Studebakers were our " Gun tractors" ie: used to tow the Anti Aircraft guns.

    Earlier we had the "Blitz Buggies"


    The post office workers here drive jeeps that have right sided steering but after that I have only seen things in the movies.

    @PL...yeah, a LOT younger! lol

    Ducka have you been told to-day?

    I suppose one can get used to anything but me? I'd probably get myself killed were I to be more "open-minded"...........


    So would I

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