Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
Hiya

A friend of a friend that works in one on the central government buildings that are responsible for 'Future Vison' have sevret plans to get britain driving on the right hand side in about 30/40 years.

IMO, this is not a bad thing as it would make it earier for us to drive in the usa and our euro partners!!! It would also benefit the euro drivers that come to the uk, especially those massive lorries.

Over the next few years, the Labout or Tory party which both agree with the vison are to start making mass produced cars with the steering in the middle. Then start making cars at affordable prices where the steering and foot controls can be slif over from RHD to LHD. in about 30 years time, all road signs are expected to be electronically controlled so the transistion will be overnight on a Saturday night and in late june when the weather is at its best and the nights are short.


The seems far fetched, but I have been advised the news source is rock solid.

However, it may never happen but the way things are going, and imo, this proposed (at the moment secret plans)will benefit all.

{subject header amended to remove the SHOUTING! - DD}
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - mss1tw
I want what you're smoking.
Secret plans to drive on the right in uk - Imagos
Discussed countless times.. total fantasy...it will never happen.

Period.
Secret plans to drive on the right in uk - mss1tw
Discussed countless times.. total fantasy...it will never happen.
Period.


Good, at least one thing will remain 'the old way'...
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Robin Reliant
The "Friend of a friend" bit is what casts doubt in my mind.
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SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Martin Devon
Won't the signs be on the wrong side of the road?
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - audiaudi
Won't the signs be on the wrong side of the road?


Electroinc by that time and I'm cetain that where required, new signs could be put up months in advance and uncovered at the appropriate time and covered as required. in 25 years, all cars will have had auto braking systems/etc and years before that. Intially there will be confusion but people will coupe.

Cars will have black boxes fitted as a mandatory item within a few years and people will be more careful as will. So, the transistion should not be that difficult.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - PhilW
"Electroinc by that time"
Electronic enough to cross the motorway?
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Phil
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - psi
ahh that's why Gatso's have now been type approved to work either way :)
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Martin Devon
in 25 years, all
cars will have had auto braking systems/etc and years before that.
Intially there will be confusion but people will coupe.

My dear Audi Audi. If you think that this life as we know it will exist in it's present form in 25 years time, I respectfully suggest that you take a sharp intake of breath and think again. That is unless we all, (not just a political party), GET A GRIP of the current situation and deal with the VERY immediate problems that face us all. Far too off topic to deal with here and would not wish to, but those of a certain age and persuasion will understand. Do you have children??

V V B R.....................................................................
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..MD
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Vin {P}
" If you think that this life as we know it will exist in it's present form in 25 years time, I respectfully suggest that you take a sharp intake of breath and think again."

As usual - "We're doomed!"

25 years? No chance. No chance at all. Even if you buy totally into the concept of Global Warming (your hysterical language suggests so) twenty five years will make NO difference3. One or two hundred, perhaps.

V
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Pugugly {P}
Won't the signs be on the wrong side of the road?

Aye and bilingual. Any party that gets mass production of cars going in this country will deserve everybody's vote even if the wheel is in the middle.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Hamsafar
You will know it's unlikely until you see buses with doors on both sides.
What about the icecream man?

It could really affect some businesses who are on a particular side of the road and rely on trade heading in a certain direction (sandwich shops etc...)

I don't care anyway, the future will be so unbearable to us by then it will be the least of our worries.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - PhilW
"Over the next few years,........start making mass produced cars with the steering in the middle. Then start making cars at affordable prices where the steering and foot controls can be slif over from RHD to LHD. in about 30 years time, all road signs are expected to be electronically controlled"

You are 'avin' a larf.

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Phil
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - mss1tw
We'll drive everywhere in reverse, stupid.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - rtj70
Imagine the cost to repaint all road markings overnight ;-)

I like the idea of us all having Mclaren F1's with the steering in the middle though.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Cymrogwyllt
not like the Irish version then where the transition is to be phased in over a three week period?


No offence intended to my celtic cousins
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - audiaudi
Imagine the cost to repaint all road markings overnight ;-)
I like the idea of us all having Mclaren F1's with
the steering in the middle though.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Time must never stand still and this silly thing about us driving on the left and being brotghers without our Euro family is wasting billions in lost time, accidents, etc!

Look at the Imperial measuring sytem - any sensible person would have told you that it was so much easier and cost effective to be metric, but did we listen, until recently that is!


What was it - 12p = 1 shilling and 20 shilling = 1 pound, LOL
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - JH
Audi
12d, please.
JH
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - audiaudi
You are 'avin' a larf.
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Phil



Facts are stranger than fiction!

Example: Who would have thought in 1969 when concorde was almost ready to take passengers from the uk to the uk fater than a bullet, that is the 21st Century, we'd only be left with sub sonic passenger jets?
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Robin Reliant
The last major country to switch to driving on the right was Sweden in 1967. The country had a very small car owning population even by the standards of those days, yet the accident rate went up by many times and took about five years to drop to normal levels again. It would be logistically impossible to make the switch now without bankrupting the nation.

One third of the world drives on the left anyway.
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SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - audiaudi
Many thanks for sharing that!

Please remember that the public are and will be more easily and readily informed, and I'm certain they will have gadgets galore to remid them if they are driving on the wrong side/etc. Just look at what's happened to mobile phones over the last three years and imagine what kind of afforadable gadets that will be being used in 40 years time.

I expect, that there will be aleart systems galore.

Whilst I agree the accident rate will go up, it will be easily addressed with the new gadgetry and advice and ifo avialbe to all. The sriouness of crashes will not be a factor as most accidents will be very minor and with the new breed of vehicles, they will not even rquiring repairing.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Westpig
does anyone know why some countries went from RHD to LHD in the past.... e.g. USA, France..... cos at the time they did, there weren't that many cars around and we were still quite a significant country (with an empire etc), so it seems a tad out of place to go completely against what we were doing then (and Australia, India, Japan etc)
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - BazzaBear {P}
I'm particularly impressed that apparently political parties will start to make and sell road vehicles. Is this in order to try to replace the payments for peerages? Will it reduce our taxes?
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - jase1
Probably complete rubbish, but I was told that the reason France drove on the right (and it has always been that way) is to be different from the British.

The Brit drive on the left thing dates back to soldiers on horseback, holding lances on the right arm etc.

No way should we change. The Imperial->Metric thing was logical, the Imperial system is/was completely stupid, but there is no good reason to drive on the right instead of the left.

The one good thing that would come out of it is that all the Euroboxes that litter our roads wouldn't have messy and at times potentially dangerous LHD-RHD conversions done on them.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Martin Devon
> No way should we change. The Imperial->Metric thing.

PINTS are really nice. AND you can thrash a naughty child in the back-YARD................You can't do that in the back METRE!!

MD MD MD!
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Westpig
Probably complete rubbish, but I was told that the reason France
drove on the right (and it has always been that way)
is to be different from the British.

>>
if you go into a museum in France or the Statesand look at the really old stuff i.e 1920's sort of thing and older..they are RHD

SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - defender
funnily enough it was audi who first produced left hand drive cars back about 1921,he is obviously still trying to get everyone else converted
wacky baccy would be my guess too
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - jase1
But that was because the French had the bright idea of putting the driver on the side of the road closest the kerb, in order to avoid hitting the kerb.

Not sure about the Americans (entirely possible they originally followed the British colonial system) but the French dictated driving (with horse-and-cart) in 1789, a few years after British law mandated driving on the left. It is said that Napoleon was the one who got all of France's colonies to drive/ride on the right because of the British way.

Driving on the left, and RHD are not the same thing (at least they weren't at the turn of the last century). Indeed, much of the world (Eastern Europe especially) drove on the left in the early days, but this changed after the first world war.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - jase1
Not sure about the Americans (entirely possible they originally followed the
British colonial system) but the French dictated driving (with horse-and-cart) * in
1789, a few years after British law mandated driving on the
left.


* on the right of course I meant to say.

The French did lead the way in a number of areas, driving on the right was one of them. The French have always been weird and contrary, most things of French design are over-complicated and back-to-front (driving on the right, putting the steering wheel on the right on a car designed to drive on the RHS of the road and giving way to the right on roundabouts with RHD were early French wonderstrokes, but you look at a French video or set-top-box -- Thomson or Sagem -- completely illogical). The EU is a French design, made in the image of what the French government think Europe should be -- everyone else toiling so they can sit on their backsides and take subsidies.

And people wonder why I refuse to buy anything from the cheese-eating idiots. This country swallows all the silly French ideas (the food, their crappy ugly cars etc etc), and yet the one good invention the French produced, in the whole of history -- ie Metric, and we poo-poo the idea.

I give up with Britain!!
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Pugugly {P}
does anyone know why some countries went from RHD to LHD in the past

Purely to cock a snook at the British.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - PhilW
"Facts are stranger than fiction!

Example: Who would have thought in 1969 when concorde was almost ready to take passengers from the uk to the uk fater than a bullet, that is the 21st Century, we'd only be left with sub sonic passenger jets?"

Where are the facts?
And who would have thought that 50 years after Rover produced a gas turbine car we would still be driving piston engined cars. And who would have thought that 20 years after Tomorrows World predicted that we would have robots looking after our every need that I would still rely on my wife?
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Phil
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Martin Devon
"Facts are stranger than fiction!


And who would have thought that 20 years after Tomorrows
World predicted that we would have robots looking after our every
need that I would still rely on my wife?
--
Phil

How is she??

vbr................................MD.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - PhilW
"How is she??"
I'd ask her, (not thought of doing that before) but don't want to interrupt her doing the washing up, then there's the ironing of my shirts, and my car needs a clean - will get back to you!

--
Phil
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Martin Devon
ironing of my shirts.
--
Phil

Irons Eh!..................................I want one.


MD.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - rtj70
Concorde business model was holed below the water line when countries stopped it overflying due to the sonic boom - understandable. Limited where it could fly and therefore apart from BA and Air France (who got them for free) no other airline wanted them.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - component part
Audiaudi.....brother, you must be smoking crack mate.....
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - rtj70
"and with the new breed of vehicles, they will not even rquiring repairing"

LOL. I'll have a glass of what AudiAudi's drinking tonight. Now where did I put my jet-pack...
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - OAP
I've heard a rumour that temperatures are going to be expressed in centigrade before long!

Now where did I put my ear trumpet?
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Pugugly {P}
Now where did I put my ear trumpet?

half past two (sorry fourteen thirty)
Secret plans to drive on the right UK - henry k
no other airline wanted them.

I thought Mr Branson was interested.

I would be amazed if the subect had not been explored.
I wonder what the the cost of the investigation was never mind their guess at the change over costs.
SECRET PLANS TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT IN UK - Martin Devon
Concorde business model was holed below the water line when countries
stopped it overflying due to the sonic boom - understandable.


Sonic boom unacceptable.................Richard Head in 206 with disco in boot stopped at Cashpoint in devon village, engine and disco running........ perfectly acceptable. There ain't a politician alive that I would spit on.

Y.I.U.D .............................MD
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - autumnboy
Who says we shall be driving in 30/40 years time.??
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - madf
totally irrelevant.
By 2030 cars will steer themselves via lines emedded in road and satnav.
No humans needed.

So who cares as no steering wheels needed?

madf
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Martin Devon
totally irrelevant.
By 2030 cars will steer themselves via lines emedded in road
No humans needed.
madf

They used to be called trolley buses!

MD.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - PhilW
"By 2030 cars will steer themselves via lines emedded in road"
What, right to my front door? I hope your satnav is accurate 'cos I don't want you all turning up here because To-Tom has a map error!

Of course, when this doesn't work (and can you really imagine that it would?) some bright spark will invent a motor vehicle controlled by a steering wheel and a few pedals.

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Phil
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Waino
By 2030 cars will steer themselves via lines emedded in road
and satnav.
No humans needed.


..... and then someone wil have the bright idea of joining them all together - and calling them 'trains'!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
Audiaudi,

Is this the friend who keyed the Jag by any chance ?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - ffidrac {P}
totally irrelevant.
By 2030 cars will steer themselves via lines emedded in road
and satnav.
No humans needed.
So who cares as no steering wheels needed?
madf


Well I hope mine doesn't decide to go for a drive on its own! Think of the possibility of getting off speeding tickets!

"I was not in the car M'lud!"
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - MG Man
Is it April fools day have i lost track of time is it not october.

there will be major road junctions motorway intersections etc which will be wrongly orientatad, how are those going to change overnight?. how many billions would it waste?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Lounge Lizard


Ah well you could avoid this by having a different rule for motorways & major dual carriageways.

Simply continue to drive on the left-hand carriageway but swap the (usually 3) lanes round so the 'fast' lane is on the left and the 'slow' lane is on the right.

In this way, greater safety is achieved because the opposing 'fast' lanes are separated by more lanes of carriageway.

Probably.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - sir_hiss
April was 6 months ago ..... :)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Adam {P}
I also heard off my cousin (twice removed) that the UK is going to invade Australia.

Apparently it's because we're fast runnng out of Fosters so we're going to pinch all theirs.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - PhilW
"we're fast runnng out of Fosters so we're going to pinch all theirs"

They only send it here because they aren't daft enough to drink the tasteless stuff, but some people here are daft enough!
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Phil
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Martin Devon
audiaudi has stuttered orf to bedbed!

MD
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
audiaudi has stuttered orf to bedbed!
MD


No. I'm on the phone to my sis talking politics re the forth coming wedding of my daughter.



it wiil happen>


Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - PoloGirl
>Is this the friend who keyed the Jag by any chance ?

Or perhaps the one who was stopped by the imaginery police man...or one of the numerous other friends.

On the front of your computer is an off switch. I suggest you use it and go out more.

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Martin Devon
On the front of your computer is an off switch. I
suggest you use it and go out more.
Let him sleep with the speel cheka or the theosoreass.


MD
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
Who me ?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
PG ?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - PoloGirl
Nooo PU, not you! Audiaudi!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Robin Reliant
I think we should do away with this namby pamby right or the left nonsense and just drive down the middle. Anyone who hasn't got the skill or the bottle to cope that shouldn't be on the road anyway.
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Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - yorkiebar
That would sort speeding out too!

And give pedestrians more room to stagger out from.

Yep, its got my vote!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Lud
Must I read all the above? Tomorrow perhaps.

If it's 40 years it won't be aproblem to me, and I imagine my grandchildren will cope with it with the aplomb of the Swedes and the hilariously bloodless confusion of the Nigerians (there was a 12-hour moratorium on driving while everyone got used to the idea and the road signs were hastily moved around).
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Stuartli
To be serious, the sheer cost of remarking virtually every road and junction in the UK and resiting the road signs make it economically unsound - and that's before you start considering buying cars with the steering wheel on the left......


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What\'s for you won\'t pass you by
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Vin {P}
Costs: Redesign and remodel every junction. Replace every road sign. Remark every inch of road lining. Rebuild all the junctions on Motorways that have restricted access. Reduce the resale value of all RHD cars. Reeducate every driver in the UK. Accept a higher death rate on the roads for a few years. Hack off every voter in the country who can see no benefit to the plan.

Benefits: Er....

I'll show my bottom in Woolworths when it happens.

V
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dalglish
audiaudi must be on somehting. ( just count the number of times audiaudi has had to have his "shouting" amended. :: ;-) ::

and he did join the forum not so long after april fool's day with a very juicy thread:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=40922&...e

which he couldn't finish off as it got locked! i wonder what the outcome of the court case was.

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - MokkaMan
This whole issue could have serious consequences if the "Other Countries" are planning to move towards driving on the left side of the road. We could wake up one morning and be back where we started!!!!

I know Blair is intent on following Bush down the road to nowhere but the cost v benefits are quite horrendous especially when there are far more pressing issues needing funds. Any government doing this would be laughed out of office...........
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
This whole issue could have serious consequences if the "Other Countries"
are planning to move towards driving on the left side of
the road. We could wake up one morning and be
back where we started!!!!
I know Blair is intent on following Bush down the road
to nowhere but the cost v benefits are quite horrendous especially
when there are far more pressing issues needing funds. Any
government doing this would be laughed out of office...........


Doubt it very much.

Please do remeber that in 40, odd years time, all road signs will be digitally controlled and most cars will have black boxes fitted along with other speed control and anti accident gadgets.

You may laugh, but I know better.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Adam {P}
>>You may laugh, but I know better.<<

Have you heard anything about this UK-Australian invasion from your sources?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
audiaudi must be on somehting. ( just count the number of
times audiaudi has had to have his "shouting" amended.
:: ;-) ::
and he did join the forum not so long after april
fool's day with a very juicy thread:
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=40922&...e
which he couldn't finish off as it got locked! i wonder
what the outcome of the court case was.



That reminds me to chase up the people that are a kind of victim support.

I've made about a dozen calls but no joy and the last call was about three weeks ago.

As our daughter is getting married on the 14/10, been busy but this post has reminded me and I will demand answers as the cops are not responding to the requests by Victim Support, I think they are called. It normally takes a max of 6/8 weeks but this has been going on for months.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - drbe
>>
I'll show my bottom in Woolworths when it happens.
V

>>

Now you know you got into trouble the last time you did that!

You haven't stopped taking the tablets, I hope.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - bignick
This is correct in one specific scenario.

If Global warming doomsayers are correct we will all be travelling by boat and therefore the rule of the road will be to "drive" on the right.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dalglish
... we will all be travelling by boat ..


if your prediction is correct, vin won't have to worry about his promise that "I'll show my bottom in Woolworths when it happens" because woolworth's will also have long disappeared and replaced by tesasdaburysons express stores.

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - SlidingPillar
Pet daft theory of mine.

In the Northern hemisphere the Coriolis effect tends to turn things anticlockwise. So a tornado will turn this way.

As we drive on the left, the draft made by two passing vehicles negates possible tormados, wherea if you drive on the right, it encourages them.

The mini tornado that hit Brighton a few days ago started at sea and boats "drive" on the right.

QED I'd say...
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Phil I
On hols in St.Lucia and in transit from Hewanorra to the north of the island was sitting in the passenger seat of VW TransporterMiniBus. Had travelled a few miles and I commented to driver" I thought you drove on the left here" . Answer: "Here in St Looshia we drive on de smooth side." Saw more collisions in ten days than you could believe.

Phil I
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - JH
P
you should have gone by boat. Safer, faster & more scenic. Our hotel ws up a rutted track. The night the fire broke out it a helluva long time to get the fire engine up!
JH
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
On hols in St.Lucia and in transit from Hewanorra to the
north of the island was sitting in the passenger seat of
VW TransporterMiniBus. Had travelled a few miles and I commented to
driver" I thought you drove on the left here" . Answer:
"Here in St Looshia we drive on de smooth side." Saw
more collisions in ten days than you could believe.
Phil I


LOL-ish!

That reminds me of my trip to India about 10/11 years ago. We hired a Tata Jeep, based around the Landrover Disco. As the car was a new model there and came with a driver we set off to Rajasthan, to Punjab to Himalya. As we left the city, the driver of our car drover very carefully as he was reposible for what was a deemed a very expensive car in India in those days, but we noted that lorries, buses, cars, motor bikes, cycles, bikes and cows went up and down most roads outside the major towns at will. So I asked him how he knew which side to drive on. His response was that when he came across lorries/buses and older cars, he moved ove to the verge as the others would never give way know that the person driving the expensive car did not want a crash..

I kid you not re the fact that as we drove through punjab, we saw at least 4/5 accidents every day and the old Amercian type jeeps that had rolled over as they had around 20 people in and on them. The lorries and buses had people hanging of their foofs and sides - traffic lights were never obeyed. I think they still drive like that now.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Kevin
>..traffic lights were never obeyed. I think they still drive like that now.

Not in my experience.

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?v=e&t=30...6

Kevin...
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Lud
Don't you mean 'dive' on the right?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - mjm
In 40 years time I will either be 97 or dead. If not the latter then I should have enough life experience to change the side of the road I drive on from left to right.
I may ocaisionally drive on the left for the odd day just to remember the good old days.

Can your friend look forward to Saturday and post the lottery numbers on the site for us, please?

Adam, we invaded Australia years ago and used it as a big open prison.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Adam {P}
I prefer the term colonised. Invading sounds so harsh.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dulwich Estate
I live in a part of London where the number of traffic humps is greater than the number of cars. Thinking about just today's experience of driving confirms that around here, all the locals drive in the middle of the road anyway - who needs new laws?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
I live in a part of London where the number of
traffic humps is greater than the number of cars. Thinking about
just today's experience of driving confirms that around here, all the
locals drive in the middle of the road anyway - who
needs new laws?



Indeed!!

This just goes toshow how people in London are more readily adaptable to driving conditons.

The number of vehicles on the roads is increasing daily.

When people come to visit us in London from up north or down south, they often comment about how difficult it is to drive in central London. However, locals are used to driving in heavy and strssful driving conditions.

People are trying to make a joke out of the facts, but facts can be stranger than fiction.

This report that is doing the rounds in a central gov HQ are for real. It makes sense to have uniformity with Europe as almost all other Euro countries drive on the correct side of the road as well as our big brothers aka USA.

Intially, the transistion will cost a few quid, but mid to longer term, we'd save billions.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Robin Reliant
Intially, the transistion will cost a few quid, but mid to
longer term, we'd save billions.


How?
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Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
Please do not thank me for posting the facts.

Please read and educate everyone you meet.


Clealry shows who drives on the left and who drives on the right. In more detail, why countries chose to drive right/left!!!

Please do not thank me.

Ask you MP if he/she is aware of gov secret plans re the conversion.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
Sorry, forgot the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

users.pandora.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the...y


users.pandora.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the...y
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - BazzaBear {P}
Please do not thank me for posting the facts.

Don't worry, I don't think anyone was. Perhaps if you posted some, that would help.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - mjm
Soory, Adam, you are quite correct, invading is when you attempt to take over from the existing inhabitents.

I wonder if the Aboriginies used to keep to the left of the tracks when they went "walkabout"

LOL
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Sofa Spud
Although it was a monumenrtal lack of foresight in the early days of motoring that led to the ludicrous situation whereby all the countries in the world don't drive on the same side of the road, changing now would be extremely difficult and expensive!

If we (and Ireland) did change to conform with the rest of Europe, then English should be adopted as the main common language of Europe!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - GregSwain
If we (and Ireland) did change to conform with the rest
of Europe, then English should be adopted as the main common
language of Europe!


Sounds like a fair exchange to me..... but without the British market won't all European car manufacturers stop making RHD cars for export to Japan, Australia etc etc?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
I prefer the term colonised. Invading sounds so harsh.

Adam you've been hardwired as an Imperialist.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Adam {P}
There was a lot to be said for the Empire.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
See previous thread Adam, I have you sussed.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Adam {P}
>>See previous thread Adam, I have you sussed.<<

Yes, I think you do PU!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
There is a District Commisioner's post coming up in the Turks and Cacos Islands. They drivve in the shade, so audidua should be at home. They have bilingual signs and you can get Radio Wales there and on top of that they see the Ford Focus Saloon as the acme of the automotive world. Suit you down to the ground.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Adam {P}
That would be fine....but I have a fear of islands. In particular, ones of the Cacos variety.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - JH
Adam
don't look now but you're living on one!
JH
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - bell boy
they shut down our empire in 48, so my dad said after the wizard of oz had been on for 5 years
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi


users.pandora.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the...y



users.pandora.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the...y



Read and learn
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - bell boy
i could knock that crap site up in my teabreak all it does is show demography

it aint going to happen until steering wheels are in the middle like milk floats.

86 posts you done well audiaudi whats next steering wheels in the back seat for overweight europeans ;-)

read and learn

read and yawn more like.....................
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - scruffythedog118
erm, yes.....wonderfull - I think not !!!


I remember hearing this one before, but it was just slightly different and great for telling those gullible people within our nation..... it went something like this.....

Very soon car drivers in the UK will be making a change, and this will mean we will start to drive on the right hand side of the road, if this trial period is successfull then after three weeks the lorries will also make the change over....

think about it ?



Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
Incredible!

You lot make me laugh.

A few years ago people were say 'congestion charge? It will never work as they won't be able to track cars/vehicles'!! And the rest, my friends is hisotry!!


About twenty years ago, people laughed when I suggested that it would soon be affordable to have your vehicle tracked if stolen or you want to keep an eye on your business vehicles - people laughed as the technology would not be afforable and too bulky - the rest is history my friends.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - psi
I don't think there we are having a mass debate about technology here. It has litte, if anything to do with your original posting "plans to drive on the right".

The main body of opposition is founded in practicality, and much more importantly cost.

I personally believe the deciding factor in this is that the whole scenario does not leave a "value added" situation for the government, i.e. they are set to earn no extra from us driving on the "other side" (although at current levels of motoring inflation, I will be taking Shanks' Pony everywhere 40 years from now).

Back to your reasoning of technology being the deciding factor; whether or not there is a black box in my dashboard that takes control of the steering when I veer over to the left hand lane (I do not think that is far fetched, by the way), what on Earth is the point?

If it was worth doing it would have been done 20 years ago, and if it would benefit the public purse I am sure that it would be in the pipelines for the next general election spiel.

P.S. I hope you patented your idea about tracking stolen cars!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Robin Reliant
audiaudi still hasn't explained how switching to driving on the right would save money. Unless he thinks it would ease the strain on pension funds with far less people round to collect after the initial carnage.
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Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
audiaudi still hasn't explained how switching to driving on the right
would save money. Unless he thinks it would ease the strain
on pension funds with far less people round to collect after
the initial carnage.
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I have and I reiterate. The UK and especially europe will save money as in the mid to long term there will be less accidents by uk and other euro country drivers as they will all be used to drivving in a fa,iliar environment.

The euro lorry drivers and citizens, I seen them in London and Kent, they hold up traffic/etc costing jams/etc - thus costing us and industry billions and the same goes for uk drivers over in France/Germany/etc/etc!

Thanks
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Lud
audi, you're cool.

Indefatigable too.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - rtj70
He also spent £40k on an Audi S2 in recent years according to another thread of his. Hmmm.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dynamic Dave
Incredible! You lot make me laugh.


Given that your age varies considerably from thread to thread, is it any wonder no one believes you?
And the rest, my friends is hisotry!!


Please don't class us as your friend, given how unlucky you claim they are.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - rtj70
AudiAudi's posts can be amusing. But I think a lot have to be wind ups. Apologies if they are not but they seem that way.

Witness the example where he claims his friend was speeding at 45-50 in a 30 one way street and an "off duty" police officer speaks to the driver. And then the subsequent debate.

I hope he enjoyed the Audi S2. It was newish in April this year but cost him near £40k. Think he was ripped off because they started to make the S2 in 1990 and stopped in 1996.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - cheddar
I am not getting involved in this one, I prefer to be middle of the road myself ;-)

Just a small point, re the earlier comments about France, French railways run on the left like ours even though they drive on the right, even more strangely when you go into Alsace, still France, there are complex intersections alowing trains to cross to run on the right.

Why? The first French railways were influenced by a British engineer. However Alsace was annexed by Germany in the mid 19th Century and returned to France at the end of the First World War by which time German engineers had laid out a rail network.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Vin {P}
"but mid to longer term, we'd save billions."

HOW?

You do seem to be ignoring this quastion, audiaudi.

V
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
"but mid to longer term, we'd save billions."
HOW?
You do seem to be ignoring this quastion, audiaudi.
V


I refer you to my post made a few mins ago!

:)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dalglish
...I hope he enjoyed the Audi S2. It was newish in April this year but cost him near £40k. ..

>>

rtj70; the fact seems to be that audiaudi just likes to change cars as frequently as he changes his age and driving experience.

eg. in april, in his very fisrt post here, he had the newish audi s2 costing £40k, when he had an accident with some dodgy uninsured unlicensed "pilloc" . ["Had An Accident Today - Uninsured Pilloc ...the guy crashed into our car and make it wobble and loud bang - the damage appeared hefty ]
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?v=e&t=40...4

in july he had got a brand new merc "a" class, to replace a "c" class which was itself a downgrade from an "e" class. that washwen he nearly got his first speeding ticket in 40 years of driving. [" Picked up a brand new Mercedes A180 Cdi Avantgarde, Auto today ..... think I've got a speeding ticket for the first time in 40 years of driving :(I took early retirment a few years back and decided to give up my E class that year, and down graded to a C class. "]
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?v=e&t=43...3

in august, he was back in his "c" class when he said he passed at 18 and had been driving 25 years. ["my merc C class and live in SE3 and clear licence since 18, abot 25 years, no tickets or accidents."]
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=43957&...t

in september, he was saying he had always driven audis and changed to merc recently. he had passed and bought his first car at 17, and he was 42 years old now. [ "I got my first car at 17 when I passed my test and now 42 years old. I used to drive with 100% confidence and through skill/luck never had an accident or been booked for a road traffic violation"]
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=45167&...e

and as rtj70 says, audiaudi has so many interesting friends and relatives - a brother in law who buys a new jag for 43k, a 17 yr old niece for whom audiaudi is going to buy brand new car as a gift, his immaculately dressed young friends in an audi who got stopped by a fake copper, etc. etc.

it all adds to the fun and livens things up a bit. as i say, without people like boris johnson, politics would be dull.

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Statistical outlier
Cheers Dalglish, really brightened up my morning :-)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Westpig
confirms what my old gran taught me then........ you've got to have a good memory if you're going to tell 'pork pies'
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - madf
I recall a similar poster who left before audiaudi joined...

I don't have a good memory so cannot remember his name.

I agree tho: driving on the right will save billions because all the immigrants from Romania can drive here without having to buy new cars...
madf
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - mike hannon
Outside our hotel in eastern France the other day I was amazed to find an immaculate Austin A35 Countryman. Turned out to be owned by a Dutch guy who had bought it in the UK 20 years ago and upgraded it with MG Midget bits.
Point is, he converted it from RHD to LHD himself because it was so easy - A35s had all their instruments and switches in the middle. A Hillman Minx I had years ago was the same.
So Audiaudi must be right; more and more new cars have their instruments in the middle again and could be converted easily - the first evidence of the sinister plot for the future.
BTW, I live in a LHD country and own two RHD drive cars so I don't care much either way. Of course, I don't get round to overtaking much these days...
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Big Bad Dave
I saw a LHD Ford Anglia in a shopping centre last year. It was being used to promote a Harry Potter book and it was in stunning condition. I wondered if it was built LHD or had been converted.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
I saw a LHD Ford Anglia in a shopping centre last
year. It was being used to promote a Harry Potter book
and it was in stunning condition. I wondered if it was
built LHD or had been converted.



Most likely a left hooker as I remeber an uncle from france that used to visit us in the uk had a similar/light green with white roof Anglia.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - cheddar
Perhaps it was an east Anglia ;-)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
or an Anglia Saxon.

Please don't class us as your friend, given how unlucky you claim they are.

I was going to say that but feared Moderation.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - cheddar
Yes Anglia Saxon, better re the French connection (some wise guy is going to Mustang not Anglia)

I made the point about aa having a lot of unlucky friends and that there appears to be one common denominator in the Parking Space thread the other day.

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - midlifecrisis
I had an uncle that was the pilot of the bomber found on the moon!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - bell boy
that pilot was my third uncle removed :-0
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - midlifecrisis
Does that mean we're related. :)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - madf
Does that mean we're related. :)

Escaped from the same asylum?

:-))))
madf
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dynamic Dave
And the rest, my friends is hisotry!!


Are you inferring that you have no friends left because of your lies?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Avant
Audiaudi is so named because (s)he hears twice as much as (s)he should.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Martin Devon
Obviously has a double everytime....................With ice and LEMON Sir??

MDMD
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - rtj70
From his many tales and versions of truth, maybe he can't remember if he does or doesn't have other friends - or even trolls ;-) Cannot believe he's not responded to Dalglish's excellent post (took time) pointing out the different versions of reality posted about in his threads. But still AuduAudi posts in this same thread.

Make me wonder if the's someone else who's come back to the forum to wind us up.... Apologies if you're not audiaudi.

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
From his many tales and versions of truth, maybe he can't
remember if he does or doesn't have other friends - or
even trolls ;-) Cannot believe he's not responded to Dalglish's
excellent post (took time) pointing out the different versions of reality
posted about in his threads. But still AuduAudi posts in this
same thread.
Make me wonder if the's someone else who's come back to
the forum to wind us up.... Apologies if you're not audiaudi.



Mo worries, apology accept!
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Pugugly {P}
Mo worries about what ?
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dalglish
Mo worries about what ?


pugugly:
i think mo is worried that dualaudi is the same as the audidual who joine on 22 april 2006, as audiaudi has already admitted to be so further up this thread:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=45463&...e

incidentally, i have always been puzzled as to how he was given a court date at the time of an incident ["....his car was taken away by the police driver and they left me with details of the court it will be going to next week ...]
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=40922&...e

pugugly - question for you: is that how things are dealt with?

Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - audiaudi
>> And the rest, my friends is hisotry!!
Are you inferring that you have no friends left because of
your lies?


That was not nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a lot of respect for your sensible and at times witty comments. IMO, there was no need for your comments as there have been plenty from others here :(
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Dynamic Dave
That was not nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You're right, it wasn't - and I apologise for that comment. However, from what I've seen so far, and evidence presented to me by others, I put it to you that you are nothing but a charlatan though.

As your aim in life is to wind people up in this forum, then you should expect to be wound up in return.


DD.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - rtj70
But AudiAudi has not explained the many versions of the truth - e.g. driving for 40 years and being 42. If he cannot clear up some of these weird facts then yes we have to assume he's out there to wind us up.

But .. who knows apart from audiaudi.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - tack
I tried driving on the right in my local high street. Damn dangerous, so no thanks.

(that's a joke by the way...........a poor one I admit, but a joke all the same)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - George Porge
Well I'm confused :-(

Drive on the left, change to the right.

Steering wheel on the right, change to the left.

Can' t we all compromise and drive down the middle? ;-)
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - rtj70
AudiAudi again... "In the real world, I've never lied, or on the internet for that matter other than to hide my real name." Aparently jumped a red light now in his new thread. He's unlucky is audiaudi. Or a story teller.
Secret Plans To Drive On The Right In UK - Martin Devon
He would make a damn good politician.

Good morning all..............MD.

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