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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2007, 10:26 pm Thread Starter
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An American tourist who drove on the wrong side of the road and severely injured a motorcyclist has avoided serving a prison term.

US citizen Elvis Cavcic, 21, was visiting relatives in Adelaide in January when he went for a drive along the Adelaide to Houghton Road.

Cavcic admitted driving on the wrong side until he crashed head-on into a motorcyclist, causing the rider severe and ongoing injuries.

District Court judge Kevin Nicholson said that, while Cavcic's driving was "highly stupid and dangerous", he accepted it was an innocent mistake and there were no aggravated features such as speed, alcohol or drug use.

He suspended Cavcic's 14-month prison term and imposed a two-year good behaviour bond.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 12:52 pm
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This is the reason why I deliberately avoided renting/driving a car every single time I went there. That driving-happening-on-the-left thing needs getting used to, and even after a couple of weeks (the longest I ever stayed) I still didn't feel totally at home with it, and I was afraid I was going to suffer some sort of mental lapse that would result in problems, to say the least.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 2:23 pm
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I did not even know Australia is keep-left-driving country.
Did not feel myself easy in UK though even crossing the streets.
Hopefully they have special sings for tourists in London - when you try to step on the road you read "look right" on the asphalt. Very comfy
Two our guys rented bikes last year in UK. They told me the most difficult were the roundabouts - they still turned to the right on them. Several times the local drivers just freesed in front of them. Though without honking or hand signals

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 2:29 pm
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Similar story here a couple of years ago. Lady from Ireland ran into a motorcycle rider. Judge basically said the same thing, but asked her to head back home soon...


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 3:57 pm
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I got relatively used to driving on the wrong side while in Scotland. Although there was one minor relapse when I went to visit St. Andrews golf course and slipped into mindless tourist mode. You shoulda seen the look on the other chap's face as he moved to the other side of the road to avoid me. Priceless. We were both doing about 10MPH, but the older, distinguished gentleman looked at me like I was a raving lunatic. He was quite civil about it in retrospect. You'd get a different reaction here in the States unfortunately.

The funny thing is that sometimes I'll relapse back here at home. Every now and then, it feels funny to drive on the left side, and I'll find myself wanting to be on the right side of the road. Wierd.

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