Green still means Go

They gave us the rental car keys and assumed we could navigate the world backwards, driving on the left with the steering wheel on the right. Lots of traffic circles, and they’re all clockwise. doing all this in a standard transmission while shifting with your left hand! It startles me when I see a car seat or a dog in the left front seat–where I’m used to seeing a driver. Pedestrians walk on the left of the sidewalk. Speed limit signs are simply numbers in circles, kilometers per hour (we assume). The directionals are on the right side of the steering wheel. There are white diamonds painted on the roads that still mystify us. At least a green light still means go.

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4 thoughts on “Green still means Go

  1. I remember the same challenge when I traveled to Ireland with one difference – I realized in the nick of time that three changes was one too much and asked my dad to make sure the car was going to have automatic transmission – I can’t imagine adjusting to the other two while trying to shift with my left hand. I think someone might’ve gotten hurt…..:)
    Thinking of you and hoping all is well.

  2. So finally you get to drive a car with the steering wheel on the right side of the car and drive on the correct side of the road! Also your seasons are correct down there too! 🙂

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