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Question 2:

Are you visiting a country where people drive on the same side of the road as they do at home?

Driving on the opposite of the road from the one you're used to can be intimidating, especially if you're a nervous or absent-minded driver. (I have enough problems surviving in England as a pedestrian; I need to remind myself which way to look whenever I cross a busy street.)

Besides having to remember which side of the street to drive on, you may find it awkward to shift gears at first. Is low gear on the left or next to your knee? Instinct may tell you the shift pattern is a mirror image of the normal pattern, which means you may stall as you take off in fourth or fifth. When renting a car, consider splurging on an automatic transmission so you'll have one less thing to worry about. (Note: This advice doesn't apply to drivers with perfect instincts and superb coordination.)


Score your answer:

YES (Same side) = 1 point

NO (Different side) = 0 points


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