|Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 2):|
I had considered on renting a car, but suddenly I remembered that they drive on the "wrong" side of the road. Not being comfortable with that fact, I abstained from driving there. It was just too weird when I was taking a taxi, not having a steeringwheel in front of my seat like I used to.
It's not as difficult driving on the wrong side of the road at all: I've done it often on the Continent and the US and after an hour or so you get used to it. When driving on narrow roads, all you have to do is remember to keep yourself next to the centre line and you can't go wrong. This is particularly useful when turning corners: if you find yourself next to the kerb you're most definitely on the wrong side of the road.
I only got it wrong twice. Once was during a heated row with my mate and I pulled out onto an empty road. My mate quietly turned to me and said "Do you realise you're driving on the wrong side of the road?". In the heat of the argument my mind went onto autopilot, so any serious distraction should be avoided when pulling out (or any time while driving, for that matter). The other time was when I came home after three weeks driving around Italy: I pulled into a petrol station (again on a quiet road) the day after I came home. After filling-up I got back into the car and without thinking drove out onto the wrong side.
|Quoting Ken777 (Reply 5):|
The most common problem is turning on the windshield wipers instead of the turn signal. I've gotten a few laughs from that. The most important thing to remember is the difference when you make a turn onto a new street
This depends on the manufacturer: Asian cars and European cars tend to have the indicators and windscreen wipers on opposite sides, for some reason.