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|Quoting FCA767 (Reply 2):|
I don't see crashes happening...I drive on the left and when I went St Martin they drove on Right...That was my first time and I was fine...infact you are more carefull because of the change
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):|
Heres how the Swedes did it ::
|Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 6):|
Interesting - it shows how hard it would be for a modern country to do it today - especially in Europe where headlamps are specifically designed for use with either left or right-side traffic. The beam on the inside light is much more focused and lowered and the outside light is higher and dispersed outward - if the UK were to change, everyone on the roads would be blinded until everyone got their headlights changed out. Sweden did it while it was still relatively simple, and it was still a hell of a task.
|Quoting Andz (Reply 7):|
Anyway, one more country sees the light!
|Quoting SW733 (Reply 3):|
Depends on the person. Some people can pick it up quickly, others cannot. Plus, you cannot always overcome your natural instincts.
For example, I have family in rural Wisconsin - 1 traffic light in the county (Oconto County). Many years ago, they put in a second, and a woman blew through it and was creamed by a truck. Did she know the stoplight was there? Yes. But did her habits tell her it was not? Yes. That is tough to overcome...
|Quoting BritJap (Reply 8):|
Research in 1969 by J. J. Leeming showed countries driving on the left have a lower collision rate than countries driving on the right. It has been suggested this is partly because humans are more commonly right-eye dominant than left-eye dominant. In left-hand traffic, the predominantly better-performing right eye is used to monitor oncoming traffic and the driver's wing mirror. In right-hand traffic, oncoming traffic and the driver's wing mirror are handled by the predominantly weaker left eye. In addition, it has been argued that left sided driving is safer for elderly people given the likelihood of them having visual attention deficits on the left side and the need at intersections to watch out for vehicles approaching on the near-side lane.
|Quoting Andz (Reply 7):|
I think the headlights are less of an issue than the fact that everyone is now sitting on the wrong side of the car! Imagine trying to see to overtake in a car with the steering wheel on the left, driving on the left.
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