Driving on the other side of the road

Driving on the other side of the road has offered a few challenges, but has not been as difficult as I had expected. Within an hour of so I had adjusted. It is roundabouts and large junctions that I find need extra concentration. These are the areas where one uses instinct and an auto-pilot sense. When driving on the other side to normal, ones instincts look the wrong way.

Driving on the other side of the road has offered a few challenges, but has not been as difficult as I had expected. Within an hour of so I had adjusted. It is roundabouts and large junctions that I find need extra concentration. These are the areas where one uses instinct and an auto-pilot sense. When driving on the other side to normal, ones instincts look the wrong way. Anyway, I haven’t had any problems yet.

I get some funny looks from people. I noticed a passing car yesterday, and the girl in the back turned her head, looked at me sat on the wrong side of the vehicle and made the strangest of faces. Maybe her parents said to look out for the funny van, just as my parents would have.

At last night’s campsite, the owner gave me a magnetic key for the gate. However the post for the gate is on the left hand side, and I am sat on the right hand side. The barrier closes after a few seconds, so it is not possible for me to open the gate, slide across the cab and get through the gate in time. She did it for me when I drove in.

On the payeage toll roads in the France I have to stop the van, slide across the cab, wind down the window, pay, and then slide back over to carry on driving. This is where having a passenger would be really handy.

Posted by Darren

I'm a huge campervan enthusiast, and the maker of CampervanLife.com. I believe everyone can convert their own campervan, and enjoy a great lifestyle with it.

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