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Old 03-14-2019, 09:51 PM
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Which is left and right?

Ive always called it drivers or passengers side. Now I've got to order door parts, and I don't know which side is which. Thanks?!!!!
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:09 PM
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If your the driver, what side is your passenger on?
 
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Left and right is usually based off of setting in the truck. Left is drivers side, right is passenger side. It is NOT based off of standing out in front and facing the hood and looking at it AFAIK.
 
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If your the driver, what side is your passenger on?
Depends on what country I'm deployed to at the time 😁
 
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Depends on what country I'm deployed to at the time 😁
I guess it'd depend on what side the steering wheel is on too! lol
 
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Depends on what country I'm deployed to at the time ��
I just left Afghanistan, like 4 days ago... and we had a couple of Chinese/Japanese mini vans for the flight line. They are R/H drive, meaning get in the what would normally be the passenger side to drive them. Funny to toss the keys to a new guy and say here you drive, and they get in the normal L/H side. lol

Even worse is after driving them daily for a while and get back home on R&R. I go out to my US vehicle and walk to the R/H side to get in to drive to town...just have to laugh at myself.

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I guess it'd depend on what side the steering wheel is on too! lol
One time in London I driving a locals car, steering wheel on the R/H side AND they drive on the wrong side of the road. Roundabouts were a nightmare. lol

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Old 03-15-2019, 09:31 PM
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After 3 years in mainland Japan, iI came home on leave, jumped in my rental, and pulled directly into oncoming traffic. Grrrrr.

Tough driving stick at first over there too.
 
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That's great lol! I'd be a hazard for sure!
 
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But whether you're driving on the left or driving on the right, I still think a left turn is left & a right turn is right... unless it's wrong. 🤔
 
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The time in London that car was a standard, so that made matters worse.

jchet729 if you ever get a chance to have that kind of experience you will 100% understand what we mean. Muscle memory (mentally combined with physically) is a hard thing to snap change. Yea a left is a left, a right is a right, but its where you drive automatically after the turn, that gets you in trouble. lol
 
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Easy way to remember it is that we Yanks call our cars Left Hand Drive, and are seated on the left, when looking forward out the windshield over the hood.
The cars in England are called Right Hand Drive because the steering wheel is on the wrong side as you look forward through the windscreen, and out over the bonnet. I mean just look at what them people over there done to our language!
 

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