After many studies have revealed that an astonishing 27% of British drivers fear taking a trip abroad in the car, in the UK the first driving school that teaches left-handed driving has now opened.
The survey, conducted on 1,084 adults also revealed that 24% of holidaymaker would rather let the partner do the driving when abroad, while a further 36% admit they don’t search for the country of destination’s laws and driving rules. Among the top fears when driving on the other side of the road we come up with the anxiety of not knowing road signs, followed by the fear of getting lost and the trouble of navigating the roundabouts.
“With two-thirds of the world’s countries driving on the right-hand side of the road we wanted to give British holiday makers the confidence they need to drive overseas,” says Mary Porter from Skyscanner – the initiator of the school. “Rules and regulations vary from country to country so we’ve also published a guide to provide some clarity for drivers including top tips on driving on the opposite side of the road.”
Skyscanner, a company that specializes on travel, has moved to partner with driving instructors and offer free classes on how to drive left-handed to travelers that would go abroad. The course would be held in the London area and also features familiarization class to allow drivers to know special aspects, like foreign road signs, common driving laws or roundabouts.
Via Daily Mail
by Aurel Niculescu
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