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Forums Other Destination advice West Coast US road trip – Aug 2022 Reply To: West Coast US road trip – Aug 2022

davefl 1,415 posts

@Scottpat78 That’s a great demonstration of what can be achieved in our hobby with a bit of dedication – it is an example and inspiration to us all!

Also, how did you find the drive down that part of the coast – any tips to offer a fellow Brit who is used to driving on the left in an island where the max speed limit is 35 mph?!

A lot of it is a single lane either way, so you’ll be stuck in long convoys of traffic. When you get to an overtaking stretch someone towing a caravan or a truck will pull out, barely overtake one car and then you still dont get past the person doing 30. So just like driving anywhere else 🙂 There are plenty of places to pull off to the side and let the traffic go past.

Also fog in the mornings can be a real issue at some times of the year, it generally burns off before lunchtime.

If you’re switching from always driving manual to a typical US automatic, remeber to just plant your left foot. Otherwise it’ll come pretty easy. The drivers in the US are generally way more polite and laid back compared to the UK cities.

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