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    A mate of mine phoned me yesterday morning saying he had heard on the Radio over the weekend that the EU want Britain to be driving on the right by 2015!!

    Yet another stupid idea from Brussels!

    Do they honestly think given the traffic volumes this is feasable!

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    This happend in a few other countries many years ago I believe. Used to drive on the left like us, and somehow overnight changed all the road markings etc for right side use!

    Thats a mahooosive task to carry out, not just a case of putting giveway markings on the other side, but complete one way systems would change direction? And how long are people going to own right hand drive cars? Most cars last say 15-20years average, so thats at least 2023 before they start phasing out from now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    A mate of mine phoned me yesterday morning saying he had heard on the Radio over the weekend that the EU want Britain to be driving on the right by 2015!!

    Yet another stupid idea from Brussels!

    Do they honestly think given the traffic volumes this is feasable!
    Just imagine the carnage never mind the cost.
    Just think your car wont be worth a light either, cant see it happening myself they're about 30years too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisschild View Post
    This happend in a few other countries many years ago I believe. Used to drive on the left like us, and somehow overnight changed all the road markings etc for right side use!

    Thats a mahooosive task to carry out, not just a case of putting giveway markings on the other side, but complete one way systems would change direction? And how long are people going to own right hand drive cars? Most cars last say 15-20years average, so thats at least 2023 before they start phasing out from now!

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    Sweden in the 40's and Italy in the 20's were the 2 main ones i found.

    It would have to have been done in the 50's or 60's to be done safely in the UK..

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    can u imagine the number of acciedents with people forgettin and goin back to the left.
    or the wrong way round round abouts.

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    Yet another ill conceived mindf*ck by those idiots we call politicians.
    Why dont those useless idiots use their time sorting out things that need sorting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    A mate of mine phoned me yesterday morning saying he had heard on the Radio over the weekend that the EU want Britain to be driving on the right by 2015!!

    Yet another stupid idea from Brussels!

    Do they honestly think given the traffic volumes this is feasable!
    I heard that they are starting with trucks only first! to see if it will work,

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    Sweden have changed sides TWICE, once as above, the other time was in the early 70's.

    Signs were not changed overnight though, and people just had to live with it...

    I also heard it would be a phased introduction, as to do it overnight would be too much, with HGV changing one week, and cars and light vehicles changing the following week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    I also heard it would be a phased introduction, as to do it overnight would be too much, with HGV changing one week, and cars and light vehicles changing the following week.
    Who are you trying to wind up?????

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    Apart from the massive cost/practicality of doing this - it might make our casrs cheaper to buy, if factories aren't having to construct RHD and LHD versions?!

    Just to make my opinion clear though - its a sh ite idea!

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