View Thread: Would you drive in a foreign country?


87 Supra Turbo
If you wen't to a different country would you be willing/capable of driving there? I think I could do okay in some european countries that drive on the right side like us, but in the UK or Middle Eastern coutries I think I'd crash or die in 30 seconds. :drive:

mustangdriver
I would definitely give it a shot. I would have to be VERY alert in the UK though, I could see myself turning off onto the right side of the road unintentionally.

I might get to go to Germany this year and if I do, I'm going to get a nice rental car and head to the Autobahn baby!

Rotary Boy
you get real good at it real quick, the only thing that really threw me off was the traffic circles(oops, my bad!)

mustangdriver
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87 Supra Turbo
I love traffic circles, that is until you happen to be in one with somebody who doesn't know what they're all about.

RSXDriver
I drove in Japan. Had a hard time shifting with my left hand, and I only drove off base once. Driving on base was fine, since the traffic wasn't as busy, and I eventually got used to shifting with my left hand in the big truck I used to drive.

01 civic
The only real difference is the turning signal and the wiper controls, if driving on the right side. They are in the opposite side, so every time you try to signal with your right hand you turn your wipers on. :D

87 Supra Turbo
Haha. So does the signal "follow the wheel" as it does here? ie. if you want to signal left, you push down, therefore RHD cars push the lever up to signal left?

01 civic
Yes, it does follow the wheel, but good question, its funny.:D

CLK-GTR
if you are turning left, you push the indicator down in a right hand drive car. and also by traffic circles do you mean roundabouts?

I will hopefully driving to LeMans and the Nurburgring 24hour this year.

masestylez
I would drive over there if I had the chance. A European vacation is a dream right now.

Michitakem
I drove in Japan a couple of times. Really cr*ppy little Kei cars, had a plastic panel from the dash fall off in my lap once in a Daihatsu...

Makes you feel like you are going fast when the engine revs to 5000 rpm a 35 mph.:dizzy:

87 Supra Turbo
Yeah, traffic circle = roundabout. That's such a cool way to say it, that's it, from now on I'm calling them roundabouts. :drive:

CLK-GTR
id never heard them called traffic circles before

BigRed
I am currently driving in a foreign country. I am from bahrain(middle east) and I drive here in boston. I like it better back home because the cops can't chase you in cars when you speed and endanger the public by smashing into you to stop the car. Never happened to me but I guess i watch too much 'cops' :D
by the way, the roads in the middle east are exactly like the U.S and not like the U.K. The u.k isnt as hard as it seems to go driving there. The only difficult part is getting used to driving cars that are right hand drives. My dad's car in london is a left hand drive so i dont have problems parking and driving in the left hand side roads.

87 Supra Turbo
Originally posted by BigRed
I am currently driving in a foreign country. I am from bahrain(middle east) and I drive here in boston. I like it better back home because the cops can't chase you in cars when you speed and endanger the public by smashing into you to stop the car. Never happened to me but I guess i watch too much 'cops' :D
by the way, the roads in the middle east are exactly like the U.S and not like the U.K. The u.k isnt as hard as it seems to go driving there. The only difficult part is getting used to driving cars that are right hand drives. My dad's car in london is a left hand drive so i dont have problems parking and driving in the left hand side roads.

Don't worry about the cops, they'll only do that if you run for too long or they're corrupt. ;)

A friend of mine grew up in Saudi Arabia and he described the roads as 'insane' and unless you grew up there it would be suicide to drive.