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        11-25-2008, 10:37 PM
    I have never driven a vehicle that requires shifting with the left hand.
    But I think it would be more on what you were trained on as being
    Comfortable or not.

    I think after getting used to using your left hand to shift it would be no
    Problem and the other way around using your right hand to shift.
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        11-26-2008, 05:52 AM
    I have driven both but to tell you the truth I don't find any difference in terms of handling from either hands. Perhaps as Regal said if you are trained only one side, it's harder to learn the other side though I am sure it is not impossible to do (harder initially but not impossible).

    As far as roundabouts, I absolutely hate them partly because I have to deal with them every single day!.Infact I barely passed my test even though I made a mistake getting into and coming out of roundabouts on the test day.

    Other traffic rules I generally follow unless there is an emergency....

        11-26-2008, 06:09 AM
    I LOVE roundabouts xD
        11-26-2008, 06:27 AM
    Isn't it strange Claire, things that you love I hate. Hahahaa

    What a diverse world! Hahahaha

        11-26-2008, 10:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by claireauriga    
    Are you talking about rules at junctions? They're different in every country as well as whether you drive on the left (RHS car) or drive on the right (LHS car).
    I've understood that basics of traffic regulations are same almost everywhere. I still know that driving licences doesn't correspond always and your driving licence doesn't automatically be passed in foreign country (for example, if you're under 18 you can't drive over here because the age limit of the car is 18 ).

    Btw, do you have a road sing like this in any country?
        11-26-2008, 10:58 AM
    Rules at junctions can be very different. There are general similarities such as broken line = crossable, unbroken = uncrossable, but many Americans have only seen one or two roundabouts in their whole lives and many of the complicated intersections they deal with every day would baffle Brits.

    I've never seen a sign like that. The closest I've seen would be this:

        11-26-2008, 11:48 AM
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    I love roundabouts too! Them are so clear to drive. But there are one thing which is pretty tricky. We have a lot of Russians here. The custom over Russia is give a turn signal when you arrive in a roundabout but not when you leave it. Over Finland the custom is give a turn signal when you leave a roundabout but not when you arrive in it. I understand that if someone is the first time in the country s/he can't know every detail but it's sometimes tricky if you have to guess if you can drive to a roundabout when there are another car there. Does it turn away or do you cut in line if you go now? (over here, the car which is arriving in a roundabout have to give way those which are already driving it).

    Ok, I thought that there were a lot of similarities in junctions too. Or even it that basics of the junction regulations would be same (in equal crossroads) almost everywhere. Btw, I think that your triangle have the same meaning than ours have. The meaning of our triangle is "give way. If this crossroad was equal you could perhaps drive as a priority, depending on it where are you going, but now you have to give way".
        11-26-2008, 12:11 PM
    Yeah that sign, I use it either way! either sides, I tell others to give me way! Hahaha

        11-26-2008, 12:16 PM
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    Yea that's true
        11-26-2008, 01:48 PM
    Here are our rules for roundabouts - I'll do it for a four-way roundabout but you can generalise to higher numbers.

    Going left: Get into left hand lane, indicate left, hug outer edge of roundabout and go straight off.

    Going straight on: Get into left hand lane, do not indicate. Hug outer edge of roundabout, indicate left (i.e. Off roundabout) once you have passed exit before your own. Turn off at your exit.

    Going right: Get into right hand lane, indicate right. Hug inside edge of roundabout, indicating left (i.e. Off roundabout) and sweeping across to outside of roundabout once you have passed exit before your own. Turn off at your exit.

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