Driving Down Under

Students’ best advice for driving on the left side of the road.

1. “The hardest part of driving on the left is not running off the side of the road, since in the U.S., the left side of the car is relatively short compared to where you’re sitting as the driver. However when you’re suddenly driving and sitting on the right, the left side of the car is much wider than you’re used to. You probably won’t know when you’re about to veer off the left side of the road, but your passenger sure will! So, my biggest piece of advice would be to listen to your back seat drivers.” — Kristin, University of Queensland (AUS) (home university: Purdue University)

2. “You definitely have to be more aware of staying in your lane, but I never drove on the wrong side. The trickiest bit is when you come to roundabouts, you have to remember to go left instead of right. But typically you can follow the flow of traffic without any major issues.” — Sydney, University of Auckland (NZ) (home university: George Washington University)

This is an ever-expanding list. Know any useful and/or funny Down-Under words or phrases that we missed? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Photo by Kristin, University of Queensland (AUS) (home university: Purdue University)

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