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Re: Does anyone here drive in the UK and America?

I live off of "Dead Man's Curve".....don't need any more excitement

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Re: Does anyone here drive in the UK and America?

I have driven an American set up car in Britain and it feels weird.  It also felt weird just crossing the street because although I would look both ways I wouldn't really SEE both ways.  As I recall, Holland was the same way ( who knows about now).  Other than driving on the other side of the road, I lived in the rural area of S.Korea for five years and I'm so glad I didn't drive there.  The elderly were still getting getting used to motorized vehicles and believed if they just " made it" across a street that a car/truck could kill their evil spirit shadow.  

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Re: Does anyone here drive in the UK and America?

My son-in-law is from England..He said it isn't that difficult to adjust to

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Re: Does anyone here drive in the UK and America?

 

I suppose if you were driving an American car in the UK, you might have more difficulty, as the position of the steering wheel would be near the edge/shoulder of the road, as opposed to the center.

 

As it is, I have never had a problem adjusting, as cars in the UK have the steering wheel on the "other" side.

 

In both instances, the driver is seated at the position nearest the road's center.

 

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Re: Does anyone here drive in the UK and America?


@Highlands72 wrote:

 

I suppose if you were driving an American car in the UK, you might have more difficulty, as the position of the steering wheel would be near the edge/shoulder of the road, as opposed to the center.

 

As it is, I have never had a problem adjusting, as cars in the UK have the steering wheel on the "other" side.

 

In both instances, the driver is seated at the position nearest the road's center.

 


@Highlands72 - That's exactly what I told someone who asked me.  Remember that you, as the driver, are near the center of the road.

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Re: Does anyone here drive in the UK and America?

Sorry - I had a hard enough time just crossing the street in the UK. I did not attempt to drive. I made my cousin (a US citizen but living in the UK for 5 years) do all the driving.

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@drizzellla   I know what you mean,  I grew up in central London never ever needed to drive - DH  always had car for outings at night but our daughters and I always  used public transportations or cabs both of which good and, plentiful in London.

 

Biggest problem to this day for me is crossing the road here in U.S -  never know which way to look.

 

 When walking with my grandson we look like nodding dolls as we stand at side of road and my head swings back & forth, back & forth he imitates me - glad I do not drive!

 

 

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@dulwich wrote:

@drizzellla   I know what you mean,  I grew up in central London never ever needed to drive - DH  always had car for outings at night but our daughters and I always  used public transportations or cabs both of which good and, plentiful in London.

 

Biggest problem to this day for me is crossing the road here in U.S -  never know which way to look.

 

 When walking with my grandson we look like nodding dolls as we stand at side of road and my head swings back & forth, back & forth he imitates me - glad I do not drive!

 

 


@dulwich 

 

I remember reading that we almost lost Mr. Churchill that way.  

What a mark he placed on the history of the world.

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