The steering wheel is on the opposite side of the car!

Recently Polly #2 accompanied Debbie on a trip to Ireland. She was very confused when she saw that the steering wheel was on the opposite side of the car, and really confused when she saw that Debbie was driving on the left hand side of the road. She was only used to seeing Debbie drive in the U.S., and wasn’t aware that in some countries, including Ireland and the United Kingdom, they drive on the opposite side of the road. After she saw that Debbie seemed to know what she was doing, Polly #2 was able to relax and enjoy the ride!

One of the many narrow roads we drove on in Ireland.

Another thing that Polly found interesting about Ireland was the many narrow roads that they had to drive on. Above is one of them, and this is actually wider than a lot of the roads they were on!

I couldn't believe we actually saw cows in the road!

And sheep...lots and lots of sheep!

This is a sign indicating that a roundabout is coming up. We were in lots and lots of roundabouts!

Polly definitely thought it was interesting driving on the opposite side of the road, and she was very glad that she wasn’t the one behind the wheel!

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One Response to “Polly #2 Wanted to Know Why Debbie Drove on the Left Hand Side of the Road in Ireland”

  1. Great Post! I really like this post because I don’t think that many American kids realize that roads, driving styles, and cars are quite different in other countries. Thanks for showing us some of the differences. I remember driving in Ireland and I especially remember all of the roundabouts! AKA: Twirlers!