Left Right Centre

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 21 May 2008.


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  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    If, suddenly, a ruling (by whomever - which couldn't be reversed) deemed we had to navigate on the opposite side of the road...to be like Europe: would you be for or against it ;)
  2. I would be against it because I wouldn't like to be trying to cycle in the midst of the chaos on the roads.
  3. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    The roads would probably be safer for a while as everyone would be concentrating until they got used to it.
  4. Sweden did it in the fifties if my memory um
  5. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

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    palinurus Guru

  7. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    On this basis I would have to be for it as there would be no point being otherwise. If there was a vote I would be against it. I, like many, wouldn't be able to afford to change a car just to move the steering wheel over and, if it happened, I would probably stay off the roads until it was all sorted. I could see it as another reason for insurance companies to refuse a payout.
  8. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Trumped up costs? ;)

    Actually beat Aperitif to a pun
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    it'd be a ridiculous idea - think of all the existing cars that are right hand drive and that would then be wrong hand drive. Not to mention all the money that would have to be spent on junctions that could be better spent fixing potholes.
  10. If they do, I'll keep driving on the left!
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Like Europe:?::smile:

    We are already like Europe, FFS WE ARE IN EUROPE:angry:;):biggrin:!;)
  12. Let's change it gradually to give everyone time to get used to it. Cars first, then vans and buses and lorries the week after.
  13. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    I meant that it would be another reason for insurance companies not to pay out in event of a driver forgetting which side of the road to drive on.
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I drive/ride mostly in countries were driving on the right is normal and find it neither an advantage or disadvantge. I see no need for the UK to change and the cost to the country would be enormous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I'm used to driving on the right side, but can switch comfortably back to the left in GB.

    The Swedes, strangely enough, even though they they did drive on the left, had the steering wheels on the left, putting them at a disadvantage.

    I say to Europeans who lament me about the British being awkward/different; yes, OK, you drive on the right side, but we drive on the correct side!
    They miss the irony! :eek:
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