We don’t need LHD warn­ings

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

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

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