We don’t need LHD warnings
I found Mr Demarest’s letter calling for warning signs on left-hand-drive vehicles ( CCW, 30 May) rather concerning.
Putting to one side the safety advantages of driving from the kerb-side – for example, night and fog driving, vehicle access in town, almost 360-degree vision (in cars) pot-hole and cyclist spotting, not to mention cheaper insurance from some companies (it seems left-hand-drive cars do have fewer accidents!) – what is the point of a sign? How does one react?
In the same way as to a ‘Baby on Board’ sign, I’ll wager! So please, no more irrelevant automotive ‘litter’.
As for driving on dipped beam, I agree that we should adopt the Swedish Model and have lights permanently on dip whilst on the move. This would be particularly effective on country roads, where vehicles can all but disappear in the shadows of trees, even in sunlight.
John Worker, Stow-on-the-Wold