And this is why I don’t try to drive in England

A honeymooning American tourist has admitted causing a serious accident in New Zealand after he was driving on the wrong side of the road to last week’s All Blacks test in New Plymouth.

Full story is here. I had one scary moment this week already, after being home in America for two weeks, I forgot which side of the road to check for traffic before I stepped out into the street and walked brazenly into the road after checking the wrong way. I was extremely fortunate. But this is definitely why I refuse to test my American driving skills on English soil. Oh yeah, that and the part where I still can’t master the idea of the roundabout painted onto the street…

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2 responses to “And this is why I don’t try to drive in England

  1. You should definitely avoid the “magic roundabout”[1] in Swindon then.

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Roundabout_(Swindon)

  2. I’m not alone?! I refuse to drive in towns and villages. Although, I will drive on the motorways to help out my husband on those longer journeys. (We do have a left-hand drive car though, so that helps.)

    Gah, the infamous magic roundabouts! My husband’s father was driving us around Hemel Hempstead and we happened upon their magic roundabout. I was seriously tempted to close my eyes.

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