Title: Finland announces referendum on H-päivä/Dagen H
Description: The electorate will decide on August 23.
Sir Stamford Raffles - August 21, 2007 01:07 AM (GMT)
In neighbouring countries like the Federal Republic of Kashlinkov, one drives on the right hand side of the road. And Kashlinkov is one of our most important partners. And yet... because of the former laws of the Grand Duchy we still drive on the left hand side of the road in the newly established Republic of Finland. Many Finns however drive left-hand drive (LHD) vehicles.
This leads to many head-on collisions when passing on two-lane highways, which are common in Finland because of its low population density and traffic levels. Also most of our other neighbours are also driving on the right hand side of the road, this is causing traffic jams and other problems at our border crossings.
A referendum is scheduled for August 23, please be so kind to leave your opinion behind after voting.
Tepéndez Rodrigo - August 21, 2007 05:11 AM (GMT)
Batxilleño supports driving on the right side of the road in order to minimize conflicts not only at borders but with outsiders who visit the country and with Finns that visit countries where people drive on the right-hand side of the road.
General Shepherd - August 21, 2007 05:21 AM (GMT)
I prefer driving in right side <psy?>
Barthalamule - August 21, 2007 05:25 AM (GMT)
My country has always drove on the right side of the road and our neighboring countries also do the same. I hope your govt will pick the right choice. Also, will any bacon be involved in this election? It is tradition in our country to have free bacon in every election to increase voting turnouts.
Tensa Zangetsu - August 21, 2007 05:28 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (General Shepherd @ Aug 20 2007, 11:21 PM)|
| I prefer driving in right side <psy?> |
Second. Why do you think Finns drive left side anyways?
Sir Stamford Raffles - August 21, 2007 09:35 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tensa Zangetsu @ Aug 20 2007, 11:28 PM)|
| Second. Why do you think Finns drive left side anyways? |
OOC: This is rp. Neighbouring Sweden used to drive on the left hand side of the road until 1967, then it was replaced during a day called Dagen H
Ike Vandandy - August 22, 2007 12:35 AM (GMT)
being ike vandandy, the leader of popov, i say thisç
put bombs in the roads so that everyone will stop driving and start starting to push them out of the way, entitling you to stronger citizens
Sir Aurelius IV - August 22, 2007 01:12 AM (GMT)
I would recommend driving on the right side of the road, to help increase the relations between you and your neighbor.
Sir Stamford Raffles - August 24, 2007 07:49 AM (GMT)
The Finnish electorate has decided.
54 percent voted in favour of driving on the right hand side of the road.
46 percent voted against the proposal
2 percent has abstained
The turn-out was 92 percent.
This concludes the referendum.
H-päivä (Dagen H) will take place at september 15