Europe for Visitors - Home
Home Main Index Site Search

"CAR OR TRAIN?" - Q2


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


>> On to question 3

Intro  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  Q5  Q6  Scoring  Links

 

"Best of the Web"
- Forbes and The Washington Post

  arrow About Europe for Visitors


Photo (c) iStockphoto.com/Arosoft

Need a car in Europe?

If you live outside the EU, a tax-free tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.

  arrow  Renault Eurodrive car leases



image

Traveling by train?

Get free schedules, maps, and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents of North and Central America can buy tickets and rail passes online.)

  arrow Rail Europe


Our companion sites:

  arrow Venice for Visitors

  arrow Paris for Visitors

  arrow Rome for Visitors

  arrow Europe for Cruisers