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Old Sep 5, 2013, 3:27 PM   #1
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Default Hey Harj, we in the US know what caused that 130-car accident in the fog in Kent

It is a miracle that no one was killed and we don't mean to make light of a serious accident, but they had a photo here of the pile-up and it's clear that everyone was driving on the wrong side of the highway.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...-dozens-in-u-k

(Sorry, just couldn't resist.)

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Ted, I think you nailed it!!
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Yeah .. I saw that a crazy no of cars to have in a pile up... could have been a lot worse if they drove on the otherside of the highway...
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I never had more fun than the times we traveled to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and I was able to drive on the left-hand side of the road.
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I never had more fun than the times we traveled to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and I was able to drive on the left-hand side of the road.
It is fun - I've done it in Jamaica and England. I was very grateful that the foot pedals weren't reversed, and shifting gears with my left hand took a bit of getting used to. The only problem I had was my instinct of looking left first at an intersection. Apparently tourists do get killed in Britain by stepping out into a street after making that mistake.

The problem is fixable - Sweden and Iceland did it.

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All it took for me was a visit to Jamaica and Bermuda to understand the problems that driving on the left causes.
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All it took for me was a visit to Jamaica and Bermuda to understand the problems that driving on the left causes.
Well it doesn't cause a problem for anyone who grew up with that convention. Jim Clark and Stirling Moss come to mind, ad I'm probably forgetting a lot of drivers named Nigel...

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dont Japan have RHD (drive on the left) too ?
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