Steering Conversion Of A Right Hand Drive Land Cruiser
Out of 194 independent states of the world, only 52 countries follow a system of RHD vehicles. The system proposes to drive on the left hand side of the road for which the vehicles required are RHD or in other words right hand steering mounted vehicles. There are no specific reasons attached to it but this is how the system has actually differentiated the two class of people preference. The major drawback being faced by vehicle buyers is that the biggest producer of vehicle i.e. Japan, only produces Right Hand Drive vehicles.
It is quite common these days that things which are shorter in supply are highly demanded. Likewise, land cruisers from Japan are one of the highly demanded vehicles all over the world. It is not that people want to drive a right handed land cruiser but the preference is given to a Japanese brand. Besides right hand drive Toyota there is a huge demand of other right hand drive vehicles all over the world, which is intact since ages only because of the reliability of the Japanese Brand. On the other hand, many countries only permit left hand drive vehicles on the road and have strict laws and policies for RHD vehicles. These countries include USA, Canada, UAE, South American states and many others. Therefore, in order to satisfy the impulsive demand of right hand drive Toyotas and other right hand drive Japanese vehicles, technology is now allowing a Japanese vehicle admirer to get the vehicles changed into a LHD.
The conversion of a RHD vehicle into a left hand driven vehicle offers plentiful benefits keeping other things constant. First of all, the vehicles get into that particular country’s traffic law compliance and secondly the driver does not have to get worried with the changed driver seat. Make a note that before going ahead with the steering mount transplantation many risks and a lot of money has to be brought into consideration. This not only satisfies the excessive demand for vehicles but it also promotes imports of that particular country. Buying an originally left handed vehicle may be expensive as that vehicle has to be imported from North America, Korea or Singapore whereas people seeking quality Japanese vehicles, can quench their hunt by converting a second hand or any other make into a left hand drive vehicles within less than a few days.
Many countries have banned the imports on Japanese vehicles i.e. vehicles. The reasons being common above all the restriction and ban policies is that the RHD vehicles are not made environment friendly and they are expected to cause more damage to the surroundings. Especially Canada has real strict policies on not only driving a but also importing one. Therefore the steering turning process has made it a lot easier for the government as well as for the natives of such countries.
Source by George W Thomas