Most obviously, you have to drive on the opposite side of the road and the opposite side of the car.
|This is a picture as we're getting into the "wrong" |
sides of the car for the first time. Once we started
driving, Frank yelled, "No more pictures!" as he was
freaking out about driving on the left side of the road.
What’s most confusing about driving on the right side of the car on the left side of the road is that all your turning is disoriented. In America, you can make right hand turns on red because you’re not crossing any lanes of traffic. In Ireland, you absolutely cannot do that. Frank tried once and almost hit a truck.
Also, when you are driving in Ireland and see a really large vehicle heading to you in the right lane, you forget you’re on the left and think it’s going to hit you head on!
Ireland’s road signs are near impossible to understand
|Watch out for the man playing lacrosse?|
|Don't clone your car?|
You’ll also see signs for things you don’t want to see.
|We are screwed.|
And sometimes you’ll see signs for things that are obvious…
|Okay, duly noted, will not drive my car into the water|
However, never once did I see a sign for sheep crossing. In Florida, we have signs for Key Deer crossings and Florida Panther crossings, but in Ireland, the sheep just run wild, with no warnings.
|It was not!|
Not only will you find sheep on the road, you’ll also find other, non-road worthy things.
|I wonder if she thinks his tractor's sexy?|
|Even me being behind the wheel in the driveway |
is probably a little dangerous!