White knuckled it a lot of times, but I rented a car repeatedly whilst living in London and drove myself all over the British Isles. From the White Cliffs of Dover out to Swansea in Wales, I literally drove from one side to the other. Madness, I tell you.
I figure I drove in downtown London repeatedly. My rental agency was in downtown London. I lived in downtown London. If I can drive there, I think I can drive anywhere on earth now. 5 years ago
It’s especially difficult to keep left when entering a “roundabout” (traffic circle). And starting out on a isolated country road after a brief stop—one frequently forgets to keep left until they find themself face to face with an oncoming Brit. 5 years ago
That’s what scares me about driving now that I’m in the US. I’m afraid I’ll get it wrong. 6 years ago
it’s the law in Oz ;) 6 years ago
You know when you look in the mirror and everything is all switched around and backwards? Well, when you’re driving in the U.K. and you look into the rear-view mirror, all that switched around backwardness is real. It is very strange, but very fun. 6 years ago
not in Paris
m6 years ago
After driving on the left side for 25 years in Asia, I had some major difficulty readjusting to the right side in the USA. Thank goodness the steering wheel is on the opposite side! 6 years ago
This is a stupid goal, but I wrote it down when I was a kid, and I still want to do it…
Crazy enough, I have been to two countries where they drive on the left side, but no one would lend me a car for even a minute, and I didn’t want to rent one…
So I am still stuck with this goal on my list.
I am moving to a country where they srive on the left side, but part of the contract for me living there is I am not allowed to drive under any circumstances!
I just wish I could say I have done this and get it over with. 7 years ago