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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469186

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We all make mistakes :P

No one was hurt thankfully.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7075549...torway-Scotland.html
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469189

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Incredible nobody was hurt. Sorry though, I cant put that down to a mistake, thats dangerous driving, pure and simple. I would throw the book at him.
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469195

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Sheer incompetence. How the heck can you not realise you are on the wrong carriageway.
Agreed we all make mistakes but usually pay for it eg parking fine. Deserves a fine and three points or even a re test :evil:
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469197

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The motorhome was possibly hired by a foreign tourist.

Incidents involving tourists from left hand drive countries are not that unusual up here.

Saying that, I have had my moments when driving abroad :blush:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47851582
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469199

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Can honestly say, in 30 years of driving artics all over Europe, I only ever did one wrong side mistake, in Newcastle. Having been over the water for almost three months, I came back in via Hull, drove to Newcastle and got my head down for the night. On waking late, I set off to try to get tipped and finally home, and took a small roundabout the wrong way. :blush:
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469200

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I'm the same , once when we hired a jeep in Ibiza over 2o years ago and were driving on the correct side over there and when i come back home I got my car out the garage & set off straight onto the wrong side of the road for split few seconds but to be doing it for that long in something so big on a 70 mile an hour plus Road you should be banned straight away for due care and attention ! :blink:
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469258

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I can understand a genuine mistake of missing a road sign, after all at some junctions there are so many of them, their can be an overload of information presented to you, especially if your not familiar with the area, so taking a wrong turn is easily done. I'm not condoning it or suggesting it's ok but it happens. What I can't understand is the driver is compounding the mistake by continuing to drive on the road in the wrong direction.
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 3 months 3 weeks ago #469259

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Craigyoung wrote:
I'm the same , once when we hired a jeep in Ibiza over 2o years ago and were driving on the correct side over there and when i come back home I got my car out the garage & set off straight onto the wrong side of the road for split few seconds but to be doing it for that long in something so big on a 70 mile an hour plus Road you should be banned straight away for due care and attention ! :blink:

Similar story - I Visited Florida a few years ago and we hired a car from the airport. I Started driving as I normally would then realised I was driving round the car park on the wrong side of the road!

After a few days of trouble free driving (Except for sheltering from a Hurricane) we were leaving Downtown Disney one night (Now called Disney Springs) which turned you out onto a 2-3 lane carriage way with a centre reservation. It was a local road so there were traffic lights and intersections everywhere.

I am turning right and so is the car in front, they must have been Brits too, as they drove past the centre reservation and onto the other side of the carriageway as you would in the UK... I immediately crap myself thinking I have just turned onto the wrong side of the road. The other driver must have realised their mistake - thankfully no other cars on that side of the road - and due to the intersection and favourable traffic lights they could drive down the short section the wrong way and merge back into my side.
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 2 months 2 weeks ago #470678

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Before seeing the clip I had assumed this was a foreign driver as it easy to make that mistake but the number plate looks British.
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Motorhome driving on wrong side of A9 Scotland 2 months 1 week ago #471081

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Raywood wrote:
Before seeing the clip I had assumed this was a foreign driver as it easy to make that mistake but the number plate looks British.
Maybe a foreign driver in a Scottish hire car Ray :whistle:
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