Subject: Re: Have you driven in the UK?
Hi Marge,

We, in New Zealand drive on the left, as they do in the UK. My wife and I have driven in the US and Europe on numerous occassions and have done so without too many problems.

I suggest, if you have not done so already, hire an automatic rather than a manual. They are generally more expensive, but in your case it will be worth the extra expense.

It is a funny thing, but the busy roads tend to keep you on the correct side of the road. It is when you are on a quiet country road that you may wander.

Another suggestion is to assign one driver and have the other as a navigator. In my case, my wife does all the driving and I the navigating. By not chopping and changing, it helps, by getting one person used to all the road rules, which in turn can stop a lot of the tension that can occur between the driver and the other person.

Do drive on the smaller and usually scenic secondary roads. You will be amazed how soon you get used to driving on the other side of the road. You may even get to like the 'round-about'.

Have a great and safe trip.

Regards, Richard Bloomfield(New Zealand)