Go Back   Scotland Discussion Forum > Guest Book > New Members

Notices


Driving Force

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 29th May 2015, 01:41
Hawkeye Hawkeye is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
Unhappy Driving Force

Hello from Southern Ontario, Canada. I'm leaving tomorrow on a whirl wind tour of the UK & Ireland. We'll be spending 6 days in Edinburgh and spreading our wings in different directions each day. This is fair warning, I'll be driving a rental van with 3 other people on board. I've never driven on the wrong, I mean left side, of the road before. Any tips that might help to keep me on the straight & narrow!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 31st May 2015, 06:25
kathyv's Avatar
kathyv kathyv is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 6,674
Hope it's going well!
__________________


Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies!

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 2nd June 2015, 00:05
Hawkeye Hawkeye is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
Cool Driving Force

Thanks KathyV. I was hoping for some answers to my question but I guess no ones interested.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 2nd June 2015, 12:34
tig's Avatar
tig tig is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 2,014
just the same as anywhere else really, obey the speed limits (also in mph here) and be careful

some part of edinburgh are a nightmare to drive in so patience is required.

other than that you should enjoy your trip
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 3rd June 2015, 01:15
kathyv's Avatar
kathyv kathyv is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 6,674
hawkeye, many of our members don't actually live in the UK, so may not be able to advise you.

I have never driven there, just crossed streets, and can affirm what tig says, obey the traffic laws, be patient.

Other than getting accustomed to the 'other side' of things, I expect it's not all that different.
__________________


Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies!

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 3rd June 2015, 10:43
mikeyBoab mikeyBoab is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 668
If someone flashes their headlights at you, they are inviting you to go first. (I'm not sure about the etiquette in your corner of the world; I know in some countries flashing headlights means the opposite)

Flashing your lights is also a way of thanking another driver (if he's in front of you, obviously). If he is behind you, flashing your hazards lights means the same thing.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 5th June 2015, 17:17
YerMaw's Avatar
YerMaw YerMaw is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: I was born in Scotland, now I am about a foot away from my monitor
Posts: 134
Roundabouts (or "circles" in Tayside) are a pickle if you don't know how to work them!
__________________
Yer Maw!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC4 © 2006, Crawlability, Inc.