This is the viral moment an American woman describes her “terrifying” experience of driving along a quaint British country road with “only enough room for one car”.
Netizen ‘Fabandquirky’, who calls herself an American artist in the UK, shared the video on TikTok for her 15,000 followers where it has been viewed a whopping 670,000 times.
Many motorists struggle to adapt to driving on the other side of the road when visiting other countries with different systems, and often grow anxious when sitting behind the wheel on the ‘wrong’ side of the vehicle.
In her video, the American ex-pat says: “This is what it’s like driving in the UK, there’s only enough room for one car on the road and it’s absolutely terrifying.”
In the US, the average road width is around 38 feet whereas it is significantly narrower in the UK at 18 feet.
The difference is reflected in the cars bought by American and British consumers, with Auto Express stating the UK’s current bestseller is the Vauxhall Corsa with a width of about 5.7 feet whereas the most popular car in the US in 2022 is the Honda Accord at just over six feet.
On some British streets, as discovered by the “terrified” American artist, there is only enough space for one car at a time.
Many TikTok users agreed with the American woman’s assessment, with comments including “terrifying, I agree, I hate country roads”, “country roads give me anxiety”, and “in the UK, everything is small”.