G'Day Tim, Been there, done that many times, however you will get used to it. We have a fleet of Volvos and Mercedes Benz as well as Scanias, and they are all the same. Bill in Dromana, a proud 20 year employee of Grendas
-----Original Message----- From:TramsDownUnder@... [mailto:TramsDownUnder@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim Sent: Tuesday, 17 July 2012 8:57 PM To:TramsDownUnder@... Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Re: OT LHD was Report slams Citadis design flaws
G'day all, Our new Coach at work has the blinkers on the left & wipers on the right. After 2 months I'm starting to get the hang of it. Our other bus is a toyota Coaster with Blinkers on the right hand side. Likewise my car. It takes some doing & if you're not concentrating, you drag the wipers over the screen for that next turn you want to make.
Practice Makes Perfect !!
Tim, in Sydney.
--- InTramsDownUnder@..., "Tony Prescott" <prescottt@...> wrote:
> It's funny how the human brain programs itself like a computer. After a
month driving a car on the wrong side of the road with the driver's seat on the wrong side of the car and the gearbox on the wrong side of the driver, I have only just overcome the urge to dip my left hand into the driver's door pocket to change gears but I still look out the window for the internal rear vision mirror (fortunately there's another mirror out there)! However I'm now past turning the windscreen wipers on to signal a turn. No doubt my brain will take a similar time to reprogram back in Australia! >
> I guess it's a bit easier in a tram - I think most manufacturers now would
not do anything to differentiate a left-running from a right-running tram. >
> Tony P
> (now reprogrammed to drive at a minimum speed of 120 km/h and watch the
mirror for cars coming up behind at 220 while motorwaying in Germany) >