You’ve had it with London, Dublin, Edenborough, and other major metropolitan cities of left side driving countries. You want to venture beyond where trains and buses can take you and pave your own path, on your own schedule, into the countryside. Alas, you hold back for fear of driving on the left side of the road. It sounds so awkward, so foreign.
The truth is, it really isn’t. If you follow these 7 tips for driving on the left side of the road, it’ll feel natural in a matter of hours.
Rent an automatic
Even if you’ve been driving a manual since you were 16, this is one of the few times in your life when you will want to drive an automatic. Don’t worry. You won’t lose any street cred amongst fellow motor heads. Tales of conquering the left side of the road unscathed should be enough to earn yourself a new level of respect.
The main reason why you want to spend the extra cash on an automatic is hand placement. Driving a manual on a left side of the road is more of a lesson an ambidexterity than vehicle operations. While the driving position shifts from the left to the right side of the vehicle, the gearshift stays in the center. Thus, right-handed people will be shifting with their non-dominant hand. If you’re left handed, maybe give it a go!