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01-13-2018, 09:53 PM   #4096
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
Staying on the correct side is typically not/doesn't feel like a problem (except in parking lots and when overtaking).
The weird part for me is the vehicle control; canver on the road means that the approach/line to the corners is completely opposite as the mass of the vehicle/width of the vehicle is opposite to what you think.

I also have issues with looking the wrong way in the rear-view mirror (not an issue if you are used to trucks anyway), and the big one for me; mashing the incorrect hand against the side of the car when changing gears. Everything else is pretty good after ~280K on each side of the road.
My solution - when driving on the left = use manual/stick. When right, don't.

Given that most trucks are going to electronic/auto gearboxes anyway, you should be fine!
Yeah, I've done the hand mashing from time to time, but not too often. Our recent trip to South Africa is the first time I've driven an automatic on the "wrong" side. As at home automatic is a blessing in the cities, but I'm not too fond of it on steep and winding roads. With a very few exceptions I find automatic gear shifting way too sluggish. "Yes, yes, I know you're putting your foot down. You want me to go faster? You do? Really? Ok, then.... Let's... GOOOOO!!!"

When going to places where you need 4x4 and high ground clearance I find manual/stick shift an absolute must.
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On my first trip to North America, a friend picked me up at the airport. I automatically went to the left hand side of the car, but found a steering wheel there! She said, "You driving?"


I always do that the first couple of times I approach a vehicle after having newly arrived somewhere "leftist".

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this article says it was the teamsters in the US

no not the Union Teamsters, before that group

Why Some Countries Drive on the Right and Some Countries Drive on the Left

and possibly Napoleon in other parts of the world
Interesting. A couple more "useless facts"; Sweden switched to keep-right as late as 1967, although they had prepared for quite a while and most vehicles had the steering wheel on the left already (despite a referendum in 1955 where the vote was overwhelmingly to stick to keep left). And Mozambique keeps to the left even though being a former Portuguese colony. I assume it's because all the surrounding countries all are keep-left.

Samoa switched to keep-left in 2008 to ease the use of cheap second-hand imports from Japan.

In the United States Virgin Islands they keep to the left, while the British territory of Gibraltar keeps to the right.
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When going to places where you need 4x4 and high ground clearance I find manual/stick shift an absolute must.
I'm the opposite. I've driven manual vehicles most of my life, including the Suzuki 4WD pictured above. I love the control a stick shift gives on windy roads. But I find the automatic transmission on our current 4WD better to drive off road - auto is better in steep ascents, or river crossings, or in soft sand, and you can go dead slow without stalling. The only disadvantage is in steep descents - but left foot braking and driving through the transmission deals with that. Automatic Driving

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I'm the opposite. I've driven manual vehicles most of my life, including the Suzuki 4WD pictured above. I love the control a stick shift gives on windy roads. But I find the automatic transmission on our current 4WD better to drive off road - auto is better in steep ascents, or river crossings, or in soft sand, and you can go dead slow without stalling. The only disadvantage is in steep descents - but left foot braking and driving through the transmission deals with that. Automatic Driving
Interesting. I know I definitely don't like driving automatics on snow. I have never tried in soft sand, but I do see the point with stalling the engine. Engaging low range helps a lot, but I quickly learnt to keep my revs up when driving a heavy and slightly under-powered bakkie/ute/pickup in deep sand.
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I know I definitely don't like driving automatics on snow.
I don't have a lot of experience driving on snow! Roads and 4WD tracks that get covered by snow in Victoria are mostly closed over winter - generally only the bitumen ones that go to ski resorts are kept open.

A different season here. K-S2 + DA 18-135.



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