The Right Lane: Socialist MP Wants to Ban Right-Hand Drive Cars in Bulgaria

Written by on August 10, 2016 in Bulgaria, Politics - No comments

Socialist MP Georgi Kadiev has demanded a ban on the registration of right-hand drive vehicles in Bulgaria. He posted a draft amendment to the existing traffic laws.

Kadiev took this step after an accident, involving the driver of a right-hand car, killed a motorcyclist, a few days ago in Sofia.

The politician was quoted by Darik News, saying that he knew there would be a lot of opposition to his initiative. But if it could save only one life, it would be justified.

Recently, Bulgaria has seen an increase in imports of used right-hand drive vehicles from the U.K.. They seem to be cheaper than second had cars from Western European countries in which drivers use the right lane (in every sense of the word, from the perspective of a “Kraut” editor), on two-way streets.

It is a fact that, in a country like Bulgaria, traffic is more overseeable for drivers with left-hand drive cars. One of the most dangerous situations, which might arise in a car from the U.K., is overtaking vans or trucks on a country road, since the driver might just not be able to see the traffic on the opposite lane at all.

But, even if the initiative is successful, it will always be legal to drive a right-hand drive vehicle in Bulgaria, as long as it is registered abroad.

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