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Dutch student flies to wrong Sydney.

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 12:05 pm
@Blickers,
But Ziggy played guitar.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 12:09 pm
Corect - being on the left side was from the beginning. I was the logical side to ride on. Also if you walk with a horse, you have the line in your right hand and you walk on the left side. Walkers walked on the right hand side.
With the French Revulotion came right hand trafffic, with Napoleon and his wars it spread even further and Hitler did his too.
Sweden changed 1967 - against the majority of the people who voted NO
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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 12:24 pm
We used to say that Ireland is changing next week - cars and vans on Monday, buses and heavy trucks on Tuesday.
saab
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 12:30 pm
@centrox,
When Sweden was voting for or against right hand driving there was a very careful politician.
He thought we should be careful in how we handle such a big thing.
He suggested that first the weak conveyance vehicles should start on the right side, when they got used to it slowly the motorbikes, then cars, trucks and busses.
Just take it easy step by step just like we do when we take a big decicsion.
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Blickers
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 03:37 pm
@centrox,
Is there some kind of law in Britain or London that the pedestrian ALWAYS has the right-of-way in a marked crosswalk, regardless of what the stoplight says?

Because unless that is the case, this woman just decided to run right in front of the oncoming car. She appears to be a jogger, and I counted at least five steps from when she plainly could see the car and when she ran into it. She took three steps before she even began to take evasive action. Either she had the right of way, mistakenly thought she did, or she was some kind of daredevil thinking she could play "chicken" and make the driver stop.



Fortunately, she did not appear to be hurt badly, unless she landed head first she should be relatively all right. Still, sometime bad injuries can result even from that.

centrox
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 03:54 pm
@Blickers,
Blickers wrote:
Is there some kind of law in Britain or London that the pedestrian ALWAYS has the right-of-way in a marked crosswalk, regardless of what the stoplight says?

In the whole of Britain, if a pedestrian is on the crossing (and one foot counts) they have right of way. Vehicles must stop. However a sensible pedestrian will not gamble too much with drivers reaction times and the limits of braking systems. That type of striped ("Zebra") crossing doesn't have stop lights.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 2 Apr, 2017 04:21 pm
@Blickers,
The pedestrian has right of way regardless of whether or not they're on a crossing, but if they run out in front of a car there's not much a driver can do.
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