Joined: 27 Feb. 2002
Hi, there, Ian,
I was hoping that you too would watch the film as it is about Scotland as well, and not just about England. Glad you enjoyed it.
Yes, we used to drive on the left in Sweden. However, to make things easier for tourists from the continent, and for ourselves when we went abroad, and thus for road safety, the decision was made to change to right hand traffic.
This was of course an extremely vast project which was completed in 1967, and on Sunday the third of September 1967 at 5 o'clock in the morning, we changed from the left to the right. That was indeed a very special day. I was fourteen years old and I still remember it very vividly.
A strange thing is that our cars were always made for right hand traffic, even before the switch, with the steering wheel to the left.