Caution: Left Hand Drive :

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    As title, had this sign on the back of the left hooker Hymer I bought ..
    It was getting tatty, so since removed..

    Anyone else have one.. are they a good idea or not needed ?

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    Weeelllllllllllllllll
    How many brit vans do you see abroad with 'caution. Right hand drive' on them ? ;)
     
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    On the basis that everybody who has a LHD seems to say they are easy to drive over here I would say you shouldn't need it :whistle::whistle:

    and the rest of us don't have one saying caution RHD for trips over the channel :D:D

    not needed for me (y)

    having said that, I do like to make eye contact (even in mirrors) with drivers wherever possible, particularly with bigger vehicles, when reversing in particular (and more so when towards me) could be disconcerting if they look like they are asleep or not even there :LOL::LOL:
     
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    We have one, just because it was there when we bought the van and it balances the "if you can't see my mirrors" one on the other side, can't really see the point of them as I doubt that anybody behind you really cares and I don't expect people to make an exception for me, if I can't drive it properly on Left side of the road without affecting the people behind I should not be driving it.

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    I have had my LHD three years and thinking abut poting one on our van think it dose help the driver behind
    bill
     
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    I would assume the reason most Brits done have RHD sticker when abroad is the reg plate is a give away, Jims van will I assume have a Brit plate on it so again most would assume it's RHD.
    I can't see it doing any harm Jim as you see the road sweepers with the signs on them, not saying your hymer is same as a bin lorry.:D:D
     
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    Thought about with the RV and then didnt bother, havent considered the advantage or disadvantage of having one.
     
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    Awareness is always a good thing. I think their a good idea (y)
     
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    We've had two of those signs on the back of our MH for some years now.
    A low one on the rear bumper for the benefit of numpty car drivers, who can't see much further forward than the front of their bonnet, and a high one for fellow drivers of larger vehicles.

    The signs alert following drivers that due to being LHD, I may experience difficulties at junctions, or toll booths, etc, in the hope that they may afford me a greater degree of tolerance, ie, show a little more patience and consideration. Just like a foreign Reg No here in the UK, would alert me to think the same, as would "L" plates and "P" plates.

    Just my take on things, which can make driving safer for everyone.

    Cheers,

    Jock. On the CL.JPG
     
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    sum bin lorry's are tider than my van :rofl:
     
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    @JockandRita

    they make mine look puny .. :LOL:

    but I agree.. perhaps clean up the one I have and re fit ..
     
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    Got this one off ebay
     

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    I struggled to find a larger one like yours Jim, so a chat with a fellow MH'er who was doing vinyl designs at a Steam Fair, had me providing exact measurements, and he did the rest.
    Wording cut out of white vinyl, and mounted on red. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Thats a nice sticker, will have to have a look on fleabay.
     
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    If you have a right hand drive van and have such a sign for travelling abroad, in what language is it printed?

    Surely the only point in having a sign is if its opposite to normal in your home country otherwise your number plate should be sufficient warning when abroad that you are not a fellow countryman and perhaps need treating with caution
     
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    If I lived in France or Spain with a right hooker, I'd have the same signs made up, but in the language of my country of residence. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    I suppose the need was greater when we all stuck our hands out of the window to indicate our intentions. Now that all vehicles have flashing indicators, LHD is no bar to proper signals - although I have seen it suggested that certain foreign makes render the driver incapable of using them. :D
    (or have I got that the wrong way round? :D:D)

    Didn't the road sweeper ones spell it out in full: 'Left hand drive - No hand signals'.
     
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    The GB designation on our number plates tells drivers in Europe that the vehicles are RHD. Or at least most of them are .

    If a LHD drive van is going to be used in the UK then its worth having the warning so other drivers may be aware the blind spots are different on the van they may be passing say in a road island or junction.

    IMO well worth having (y)
     
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