- Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:44 pm
It's actually dangerous to drive with the wheel on the opposite side.
You cannot see clearly when overtaking, or when approaching bends - or not as clearly as if you were sitting on the other side of the car - there's a reason for this.
Parking also not as easy.
Yes, you can adapt of course & get used to it - but you end up making your own life difficult and less safe, junctions/roundabouts/overtaking, visibility will be affected.
I suspect this is more about people familiar with their cars or right-hand drive, than the practicalities/safety of having a steering wheel on the wrong side. I drove a few LHD American cars in the UK - and personally I did notice an issue with visibility and safety. Yes, I managed, but not as well as having a steering wheel on the correct side.
I would also assume that insurance would cost you a little more.