I keep drifting into the hedge when driving

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Chaz
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I keep drifting into the hedge when driving

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How do i stop driving into the hedge?

Tom fod
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Re: I keep drifting into the hedge when driving

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Is the steering and suspension of your vehicle in order? Especially if you've been clipping curbs!
Is is always the (left) passenger side, assuming you're in UK?
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Chaz
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Re: I keep drifting into the hedge when driving

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It's a driving school car. Yes I am in the UK and it's always to the left.
My instructor started asking whether I've had my eyes tested.
My left eye is dodgy, yes I'll admit but my right does all the work.

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Re: I keep drifting into the hedge when driving

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Have you had your eyes tested lately?

By way of reassurance, I know at least two people with one working eye who drive safely. I guess it is a case of learning to consistently compensate to the right degree.
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