Mike Sales wrote:Vorpal wrote:The bases put signs up, but it's a regular occurrence that folks drive on the wrong side coming off base. I saw it more than once in Suffolk, even though I was a fairly regular, but not frequent cyclist in the area around the American bases there. People I knew who lived in a nearby village said it locals learned to watch out for it.
Plainly more than a sign is needed then.
What is the drill when confronted by an oncoming large car? Stop? Move to the right? On a bike I guess you can generally jump for the hedge.
On both occasions that I saw it, it did not directly affect me. Once, there weren't many folks around, and the driver realised their error fairly quickly. The second time, there were other vehicles around, and a crash was narrowly avoided. I think the driver(s) on the correct side went towards the kerb and the driver on the wrong side swerved the correct way at the last moment.