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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #12001
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But that must be unsafe. Is it legal at all?
Where's the difference if a british goes to russia with his car RHD? If it's unsafe or illegal, should be for everybody, residents and guests....
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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #12002
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Its not really unsafe so many people do it
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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #12003
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Thats legal everywhere but India and Poland I think

There are a good few LHD cars in the UK bought cheaper in France
Well, I just want to remind you that there is left side driving in India.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #12004
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Yes, in India the case is the opposite
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:30 AM   #12005
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It's certainly illegal in Lithuania. I mean it's obviously not illegal to drive such a car but it would be impossible to register it. How about other EU countries regarding registration of cars with the steering wheel on the 'wrong' side?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:44 AM   #12006
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I thought that the only EU country where it was illegal was Poland, but I guess its illegal in Lithuania too
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:44 AM   #12007
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In Italy you can...in the '60s/'70s trucks were made with steering wheel on the wrong side...they were so slow that it was supposed no need to overtake, so the steering wheel was near the side of the street

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Old December 28th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #12008
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I just came back from a trip to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. Being a former British colony, they drive on the left over there; however, most of the cars are imported from the United States, so the steering wheel is on the left rather than the right as it should be. It didn't seem like anyone had any problems with it though.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #12009
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I've seen cars with the steering wheel on the wrong side registered in Romania and Bulgaria.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #12010
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In Hungary it is legal to register a car with the steering wheel on the right side. However it is very very rare here.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #12011
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there's even a London Taxi registered in Budapest officially as a taxi:

http://galeria.totalcar.hu/tesztek/2...lti_fairway/17
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #12012
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In Bulgaria to register car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, you still have to do some modifications, because otherwise it cannot pass the technical tests. For example to replace the headlights, because of the different shape of the light (higher on the wrong side and dazzling the drivers in the other direction, instead of illuminating the road signs...
Most of such vehicles are SUVs and other 4x4, which usually are more expensive, and the difference in price because of the "wrong" steering wheel is bigger. And they also are higher, so it's easier to see over the other vehicles when you are overtaking they also install some additional mirror on the front end of the left fender to help them see on the correct side of the road:

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Old December 28th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #12013
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Driving a RHD (correct) car abroad on the right hand side of the road (wrong side) isn't that hard. Most cars, if not all, now have a nearside (left) mirror fitted as standard. Similarly. I've seen countless foreign cars/vans/wagons in Britain that don't have any difficulty driving on the left (correct side).

The only problem I've had when driving abroad have been French drivers. Then again, they're French!
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #12014
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In The Netherlands we really love shopping for the Christmas holidays, this video is from dec. 11th, on a sunday in the 'Intratuin' (you can buy mostly plants, but the store is immense) in Halsteren, which is the biggest one in The Netherlands. This is what happens to traffic on sundays (it used to be much worse: when the A4 around Halsteren wasn' opened yet, the rows could sometimes go up to 3 kilometers)

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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #12015
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Here's more info in Wikipedia, I won't copy the whole thing:
Legal restrictions on wrong-hand drive vehicles
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #12016
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Where's the difference if a british goes to russia with his car RHD? If it's unsafe or illegal, should be for everybody, residents and guests....
Many Slovene drivers would like to tell this to our govt... Winter tires (or decent summer tires+snow chains in the boot) are obligatory from 15 Nov to 15 Mar, but only for Slovene cars, for others only in winter conditions.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #12017
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Well, I just want to remind you that there is left side driving in India.
Yes there is left side driving in India but its legal to have car with the steering wheel on the left side. You have to mark "LEFT HAND DRIVE" on back of your car though.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #12018
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If you want to laugh read the last 4 or 5 pages of the Belgian thread.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #12019
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Yes there is left side driving in India but its legal to have car with the steering wheel on the left side. You have to mark "LEFT HAND DRIVE" on back of your car though.
I think that the law is new though, only for new registrations
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