A British acquaintance with a now well established business for which vans are essential, still feels he needs a RHD. I wondered why? He said that it was how he learned. I asked whether he has ever driven LHD to which he, laughingly, said he had hired cars for holidays and so on.
Then our discussion moved on to French drivers. Hereabouts many of them would be better off with RHD or steering wheels at the centre of the panel to begin with. They spend a lot of time either astride of or on the wrong side of the white line! I put it down to how they learned to drive. When I was young, my mother worked for the now long gone Triang Toys. One year she brought home a pre-shop available new toy for me. Scalectrics! Racing and sports cars on tracks. I therefore suggested to my friend that the French used similar cars on little tracks to begin to learn to drive and never quite got out of those habits. His wife began to chuckle, he smirked and we wandered off down fantasy lane.
Mind you it does not explain why they spend so much time driving on the wrong side of the road. Any ideas out there?