Sunday, September 16, 2007

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road



We rented a car to help with our first week of looking for somewhere to live. Snork Maiden's first experience of driving on the lefthand side of the road. These signs above are pretty useful :) First we aimlessly drove around some quiet neighbourhoods getting the hang of things and then started serious exploring of the neighbourhoods we'd probably like to live in, so she could get a feel for what they are like. We also did some more shopping. By the end of the morning she was getting noticeably better at making the right moves without my reminders about what side of the road to drive on, which way to turn, and not to veer towards the curb. The windscreen wipers got a good workout as that switch is in the position where the indicator switch is on lefthand drive cars.

4 comments:

Rafi said...

The windscreen wiper is normally on the same side in every car I've driven in UK or elsewhere. Maybe it's something to do with the southern hemisphere :-).

mOOm said...

It was on the lefthand side of the steering column and the indicator on the right. We are driving a Toyota Corolla.

enoughwealth@yahoo.com said...

I don't think it's a LH or RH drive issue - some makes of car just have the indicator and wiper controls on the opposite side to most other makes. I've had this experience with various hire cars in the UK, Aus and NZ - all of which drive on the left.

Rafi said...

All that said, I've never seen a car with the indicator sticks reversed.