Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Nant-y-moel, S Wales
Vehicle: 2001 R170 230K
Other Toys: 1953 BSA B31 motorcycle, Spirit TA kit car age unknown
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Driving a RHD auto when only your left arm works
I have broken my right arm and will be having surgery in 12 days to have the break plated because it just won't heal on its own. I haven't driven for weeks since I had the motorbike crash which resulted in the injury, but I will be collecting my SLK tomorrow. A friend is going to drive the car to my home.
Can I drive an SLK with only my left hand working?
Starting the car will be ok - start engine before getting fully into the car. I will also switch on the headlights so that I don't have to worry about them.
Given that the car is RHD, selecting D and releasing the hand-brake (parking brake) before setting off won't be a problem.
Will I be able to work the indicators properly - can they be switched easily with fingers only, without taking my hand off the wheel?