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Thread: Driving Licences - Clearing it up once and for all

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    It's really not hard at all driving on the left. Just remember that the drivers side of the car is towards the middle of the road.

    The only time I really had any problems were when I was backing out onto the road, but I only do that out of my driveway, and my road isn't that busy.

    The hard part was learning to drive a manual while driving on the wrong side of the road.

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    I didn't drive while in NZ, but I did almost get run over when I first arrived, I am so used to looking right then left before crossing. The same thing happened when I got home, did a quick left glance then right as I was stepping into the road, almost got squished again

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    Quote Originally Posted by trillian25 View Post
    I didn't drive while in NZ, but I did almost get run over when I first arrived, I am so used to looking right then left before crossing. The same thing happened when I got home, did a quick left glance then right as I was stepping into the road, almost got squished again
    I don't quite understand this. The kerb drill for pedestrians in countries where they/we drive on the left is 'Look Right, Look Left, Look Right again, and keep looking and listening while you cross' (which used to be dinned into UK school children).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    ...which used to be dinned into UK school children
    By the squirrel with the unfortunate hedgehog friend?

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    And the Green Giant (before he sold corn on the cob), and before that even, by a woman with an operatic soprano voice!

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    My sister met the green cross code man - he also played Darth Vader!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherieb View Post
    My sister met the green cross code man - he also played Darth Vader!
    Oh wow, now thats a claim to fame!!

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    I don't quite understand this. The kerb drill for pedestrians in countries where they/we drive on the left is 'Look Right, Look Left, Look Right again, and keep looking and listening while you cross' (which used to be dinned into UK school children).[/QUOTE]

    From childhood (growing up in the US) I remember looking left, right, then left again, and stop, look and listen before you cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    I don't quite understand this. The kerb drill for pedestrians in countries where they/we drive on the left is 'Look Right, Look Left, Look Right again, and keep looking and listening while you cross' (which used to be dinned into UK school children).
    I may have got it turned around trying to visualize it from my living room at 2am I check more often on a busier street, but the rural streets by my house just a quick glance is all that is needed, not to mention I was in a 4-way stop crosswalk at the time... some people just don't pay attention no matter what country you live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiba View Post
    By the squirrel with the unfortunate hedgehog friend?
    What ever happened to Tuffty ?

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