Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Changes...

What if you woke up one day and got ready for work, got in your car and pulled out on the street, only to get in a head-on collision on pulling out of your driveway? Drunk driver? No. Crazy teenager? Wrong again. When you went to bed the night before, you hadn't read the article in the newspaper that said the government was going to switch the side of the road on which you drive. Oh, and they also switched the steering wheel to the right side of the dashboard. You thought something seemed strange when you got in your car, but you couldn't put your finger on it. And now, you're dead.

OK, maybe a slight overstatement. But what kind of stupid law would that be? What in the world would you do in turning lanes, or on the highway when you have to take an exit? Not to mention the stoplights and stop signs don't seem to apply to you anymore (since they're in the other lane) and you can't see what road you're coming up on because all the street signs are turned around backwards!

Whose bright idea was it to suddenly become British?

And then, what if I told you that Samoa is planning on doing just that in 2009? They need the extra time so they can ship in all the extra cars with right-handed steering wheels and hold driver's ed courses for EVERYONE.

http://samoanews.com/tuesday.12182007/story1.html

I couldn't help but wonder, "WHAT IF THIS HAPPENED IN THE U.S.???"

1 comments:

Trav and Darcy said...

Wow, doesn't that seem really expensive for the country to do? I don't quite understand WHY they would do that.

We're on our way to become like the Britts- if Clinton is elected- hello socialized medicine and one step closer to becoming the USSA (United Socialist States of America)