Slide to the left …

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Nope, nothing to do with the Cha Cha Slide.  Samoa is changing which side of the road it drives on from the right to the left.

The reason given by the Samoan government is that they’ll be able to import cheap cars from Japan which produces cheaper right hand drive cars for its domestic market and Samoan ex-pats in Australia and New Zealand will be able to send their used right hand drive cars home.

The Samoan government reckons it’s going to save money, protesters say it’s going to cost money and result in accidents and deaths.  I’d probably agree with the protesters but it’s good to see another country driving on the right side of the road (by which I mean the left).

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10 comments

  1. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    It’s an unusual move when it usually goes the other way. It makes sense in that region though. Easier to have a motorbike.

  2. Manbeast (24 comments) says:

    Couldn’t help noticing that dear old Auntie BEEB in connection with this news story ran an article on the possibility of us changing to drive on the right!

    That’ll be the next step after some quisling government forces the Euro on us. And it looks like the Europhile BBC is starting to prepare the way!

  3. Bobby (1 comments) says:

    Are you SEBHFUAR?

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    see, no mention of of him and he got humped in straight sets 😀

    cheesy quavers all round?

  5. subrosa (13 comments) says:

    Totally off topic (sorry) but can I ask why comments on CEP are closed? You don’t follow me on Twitter so I can’t ask you there.

  6. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    That’s ok subrosa, axel took it off topic already! I take it you’re talking about Miserable Murray axel? Good to see him get trounced by someone way down the rankings.

    Subrosa, you can tweet @wonkotsane on Twitter even if I’m not following you. The CEP comments are only closed on pages with static content, they should be open on blog posts.

  7. axel (1214 comments) says:

    ssssssssssssssh, dont say his name

    and now we are out of the world cup too 😀

  8. subrosa (13 comments) says:

    Ah wonko, I didn’t realise you would see my tweets if you weren\’t following me. Honestly I’m not the brightest button in the box concerning Twitter and Face book, but I do try!

    That’s fine wonko, I’d like to encourage the CEP people to keep at it, the SNP took 50+ years remember and we’re not there yet.

    Axel, grief, grief and more grief. I had to do quite a bit of retail therapy today to lift my spirits. 🙂

  9. Kelly (1 comments) says:

    Samoa is the first country in 40 years to switch driving sides http://www.greatecs.com

  10. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    When John Presscot was in charge of transport he tried to get us to change to driving on the right.

    But his plans was a two stage idea, during April busses, lorries and vans would switch to the right whilst cars and motorcycles would carry on on the left and if that proved a success then everyone would switch to the right in May.

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